Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

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I have been meaning to make banana bread for a looong time, and finally with some over ripe bananas sitting on the counter in the kitchen, it was finally time! Plus, since I’ve organised my kitchen with a baking section, I just had to try out my new work station!

Me, being me didn’t just make plain old banana bread, I added some dried fruit and nuts and baked the mixture in some mini loaf cases and made Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves. They came out loverly!!

The mixture made a baker’s dozen – 13, and even worked out the calories which was 236 per mini loaf.

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

These are really easy to make, and it’s likely you’ll have most, if not all the ingredients in your kitchen to make these today.

You combine the dry ingredients in one bowl – flour, sugar, baking powder and bicarb of soda.

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

In another bowl (or jug as I did) you whisk together the wet ingredients – milk, egg and oil.

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Then mash up all the bananas and add them to the dry mix along with the wet mixture.

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Mix with a wooden spoon until everything is just combined.

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

I had a bag of mixed dried fruit and nuts in my baking cupboard and use that – there were almonds, pecans, pistachios, brazil nuts, raisins, cranberries and sultanas in the mix. You can use whatever kind of mix you like. Fold the fruit and nuts gently into the banana bread batter.

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Whilst organising my baking supplies I came across some mini loaf cardboard cases that I must have bought at some point. I thought instead of making a big loaf I would use these mini loaf cases instead. I divided the mixture between 13 cases – a baker’s dozen :D

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Bake for 20-25 minutes – a skewer or cocktail stick inserted into one of the loaves should come out clean, indicting that they are done. Enjoy with a lovely afternoon cuppa!

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

 

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Yield: 13
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 290g plain flour
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg
  • 180ml skimmed milk
  • 60 ml sunflower oil
  • 400g over ripe bananas (about 4 bananas), mashed
  • 150g mixed dried fruit and nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add the caster sugar.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk and oil together. Add the mashed bananas.
  4. Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture and combine.
  5. Fold through the dried fruit and nuts.
  6. Divide the mixture between 13 mini loaf cases or muffin cases
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check doneness by inserting a skewer - it if comes out clean, they're done.

Disclaimer: Please remember, I’m not a dietician, I follow and tweak recipes, or create my own and work out the calorie content using resources online.

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