Banana, maple and pecan bread

Banana, maple and pecan bread

The internet seems to be awash with banana bread recipes at the moment and it seems you can’t be in lockdown unless you have made one.  So you don’t really need another recipe but, well you’re here now so I am going to share this one:

Banana, maple and pecan bread
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A simple way to use up slightly past their best bananas
Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: Cakes
Serves: 10 slices
  • 100g butter
  • 220g plain flour
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 80g Demerara sugar
  • 40g maple syrup (or golden syrup if you dont have any maple)
  • 4 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g nuts (if you dont have pecans you could use walnut halves)
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 30g plain flour
  • 30g butter
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 50g pecans or walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Line a 2lb loaf tin and set it aside
  2. Place all sponge ingredients into a stand mixer and mix until all combined and creamy
  3. Pour sponge mixture into loaf tin and bang down gently to ensure it is level and has no air bubbles
  4. Wash mixer
  5. Place nut topping ingredients in bowl and mix until all combined.
  6. Drop the nut topping on top of the sponge batter in loaf tin and ensure even covering, with nuts evenly spaced out.
  7. Cook for 35 -- 45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean

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