Banana Fruit Loaf

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 13th of May 2024

This is a bit of a combination between a fruit loaf and banana bread.  I love this bread so much and make it all the time.  It is great at any time of day as a snack or even as a dessert. It is easy to make and keeps for a week or more in the fridge.

Notes

  • I used stevia to reduce the calories.
  • Make sure you use really ripe bananas. 
  • Most recipes will tell you to mash with a folk; however, I use a masher, it's much quicker. 

 

Ingredients

  • 3–4 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 400 g – 500 g peeled)
  • 1 tbsp of caster sugar or stevia
  • 150g of plain flour
  • 150g of strong wholemeal flour
  • 100g sultanas soaked in water
  • 6 chopped figs
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground sweet cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil 
  • 1 tbsp of distilled vinegar
  • 120 ml of water

Apparatus

  • H 6 cm x W 11 cm x D 21 cm loaf tin
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring spoons 
  • Spatula 

Method 

  1. Peel the bananas, break them up into small pieces and put in a bowl.  Mash the bananas. 
  2. Weigh out both the flours in a large mixing bowl. Add the baking powder, sugar and spices.  Mix with a wooden spoon.  Add the oil.
  3. Add the water and combine into a shaggy dough with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the soaked sultanas and chopped figs and mix. 
  5. Add the mashed banana and mix. 
  6. Preheat the oven to 170 °C and grease the tin.
  7. Place on the lower middle shelf of the oven and bake for about 55 – 60 mins. 
  8. When ready, test with a cake tester.  If the cake tester is clean, leave to cool for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.  Leave to cool completely, about 40 minutes.

Break banana into small pieces.

Mash the banana.
Mix in the raisins and mashed banana.

Pour into a greased small loaf tin.

Results


 

I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.

 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Vegan Stollen

Rum And Raisin Loaf

The Price of Ignorance