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Walnut and Blueberry Banana Loaf


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