Happy New Year! I've no idea where this recipe originally comes from - I've been making it for years. I usually make it when I have left over bananas that are going too brown to eat (seems to happen a lot - not to self to buy less bananas maybe....). My friend, who lives in Sydney, likes to eat her banana bread toasted with butter. Anyway this is a healthyish recipe for January (she says while eating a Chocolate Orange while typing.....)
75g plain flour
75g wholemeal flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp mixed spice
100g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
2 large bananas, mashed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
100g pecan or walnuts, roughly chopped (I just give them a bash to break them up)
1. Preheat oven to 180c. Grease and line a loaf tin.
2. Sift together the flours, bicarb of soda and mixed spice, tipping any bran into the bowl.
3. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in bananas & eggs, then stir into the flour mixture with 75ml boiling water. Stir in the nuts.
4. Bake for 1 hour.