This is another recipe that I've grown up with and has been passed on via the 194 page, handwritten book of recipes that my mum gave to me one Christmas (and she gave the same to my sister too!). It's a nostalgic favourite of mine and is so easy whilst also having some nutritional benefit!
I've tweaked the ingredients in the original recipe recently to reduce the sugar content and to add coconut in it's place, which I love!
1/2 mug of olive or rapeseed oil
2/3 mug of sugar
1/3 mug of desiccated coconut
3 ripe, mashed bananas
1/4 mug of chopped nuts e.g. walnuts, pecans or cashew nuts
1/4 mug of raisins
1 tsp baking powder
2 mugs of flour
Heat the oven to 170 degrees centigrade.
Thoroughly grease a large loaf tin
Mix all the ingredients together and put into the tin
Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean
Allow to cook on a wire tray and dust with icing sugar, or drizzle with an icing sugar and lemon juice mixture, to serve
Because it's a loaf that is cut into slices, its relatively easy to transport and is also a nice treat to add to lunchboxes. In all honesty though, it is at it's most delicious when eaten fresh and warm, so chances are it'll be gone before you know it!
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