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Walnut and Blueberry Banana Loaf

The Queen of Banana Bread. This quick and easy recipe is a delicious all purpose treat, which can be made and served within the hour. The hardest part of the process is clearing up afterwards so I have given the quantities for making two loaves. Any excess can be sliced and frozen.

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8 well ripended bananas (usually found on the bargain shelf)

400g of Demerara sugar

250g of soft butter (ideally unsalted)

4 medium sized eggs

365g plain flour

35 g wholemeal flour

5 tsp of Baking powder

½ tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda

120 g Walnuts

80g Blueberries


  1. Line two 1Kg oven tins and set the oven to 190degrees for convection oven and 180 degrees for a fan assisted oven
  2. Cream the bananas and sugar together either manually or better still with a whisk or processor.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, together with a quarter cup of flour per egg and mix.
  4. Mix the two types of flour and then add the Baking powder and bicarb .
  5. Place the wet mix in a large bowl and sift in the flour folding it in gently as you go.
  6. Sprinkle in the blueberries and walnuts a tablespoonful at a time and once again gently folding into the mix.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the oven tins and then place them in the centre of the oven
  8. Bake for approx. 40 minutes
    (check by inserting a skewer into the centre of each loaf and if it emerges clean and the loaves feel firm rather than squishy then they are done).
  9. Remove and place on a cooling tray

Added by: serindipity2uk

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walnut and blueberry banana loaf

just trying this recipe out, it certainly seems to make a lot , however, the method instructions there is no mention of where to add the butter.

armidale 14 July 2015

RE: walnut and blueberry banana loaf

The softened butter is added to the creamed sugar and banana at the end of step 2. Regards Tom

serindipity2uk 23 August 2015

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