You know when you get some over ripe bananas left in your fruit bowl and you don’t want them to go to waste? They would be perfect for this recipe, the riper the bananas the better.
I love a nice tea loaf that is packed with flavour, but the added chopped walnuts also add nice crunch to this loaf, giving it that little bit extra.
Enjoy it on a Sunday evening with a nice cup of tea!
Banana, Honey and Walnut Tea Loaf
115g butter, softened
115g soft brown sugar
115g thick set honey
2 eggs, beaten
225g self-raising flour
2 large bananas
squeeze of lemon juice
60g crushed walnuts
Preheat oven to 180C/gas mark 4
Grease and line a 900g loaf tin
In a large bowl place the butter, sugar and honey and beat together until light and fluffy
Gradually beat in the eggs
fold in the flour
mash the bananas with the lemon juice
fold them into the batter along with the crushed walnuts
spoon mixture into tin and level the surface
Bake the loaf for 1 hour until risen, golden brown and firm to the touch.
Serve warm or cold.