Roasted banana bread

As my sister is obsessed (and I mean obsessed!) with bananas, there are always loads of them in my house…..

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Having come home from work one day, I noticed that there were spotty bananas left, right and centre; a perfect opportunity for me to try out my roasted banana bread!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup (and 1 teaspoon) of light brown muscovado sugar (can use brown sugar/caster sugar)
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate (broken into bits)
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • Nutella

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Peel the bananas and place on a baking tray
  3. Sprinkle the teaspoon of sugar over the bananas.
  4. Roast the bananas for 7 minutes/till you can smell them caramelizing
  5. Whilst the bananas roast, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, chocolate and walnuts
  6. Cream the butter and the sugar until smooth (5 minutes)
  7. Beat in the eggs, one at a time (1 minute each)
  8. Remove the caramelized bananas from the oven (leave the oven on) and combine with the egg/butter/sugar mixture
  9. Add in the lemon juice
  10. Sift in the flour/salt/baking powder/walnut/chocolate mix and combine well (2 minutes)
  11. Pour the combined mixture into a baking paper lined loaf tin
  12. Lace some of the nutella through the mixture. This keeps the loaf moist whilst also creating the infamous “marbled” effect for when you cut out a slice.
  13. Place the tin into the oven and bake for 30 minutes (or until a skewer comes out clean)
  14. Remove from the oven and wait till it is completely cool
  15. Smother the loaf with a generous dose of nutella! (You can also spoon over some baileys for a boozy kick!

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Hints:

  • I tend to leave the loaf in the fridge overnight as the banana flavour intensifies, making a wonderful breakfast!
  • Do not cut the loaf when hot – it will crumble!

Update: If you want a healthier option (I know right!), you can replace the chocolate and Nutella with raisins, toasted desicatted coconut and extra walnuts.

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