Save your ripened bananas from the bin

and try your hand at Moonira’s delicious banana bread recipe:





9oz self-raising flour

6oz soft light brown sugar

3oz softened butter

2 eggs – lightly beaten

2 large or 4 small ripe bananas – mashed

(about 12oz unpeeled weight)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

2oz chopped walnuts









Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees/ 160 degrees fan oven/ Gas mark 4.

In a bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each time.

Beat in the mashed bananas, stirring well to combine.

Fold in dry ingredients then stir in the walnuts.

Pour into a greased and lined 2lb loaf tin.

Bake for one hour or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 20 minutes in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack.

Cool completely before slicing.



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