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This easy banana loaf is an exotic twist on a classic banana bread. We have used passion fruit to make this banana loaf more zingy, try it out for afternoon tea to use up overripe bananas...


  • 75g butter, softened
  • 110g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 130g plain flour
  • 75g wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 75g walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 4 passion fruit, halved and seeds and pulp scooped out


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat the butter, sugar, flours, baking powder, eggs and banana together. Stir in the nuts and spoon into a lined and buttered 450g loaf tin.

  • STEP 2

    Bake for 1¼ - 1½ hours or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin then lift out and cool on a rack.

  • STEP 3

    Mix the icing sugar and most of the passion fruit juice to make an icing that will drizzle easily. Leave the seeds in if you like, or sieve them out.

  • STEP 4

    Drizzle the icing over the cake and use the remaining seeds and pulp to serve.


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