Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Best Ever Honey Nut Banana Bread

Could this really be the best ever Honey Nut Banana Bread?!! Well it is to us and banana bread is one of, if not, the most often baked recipe in our house. I always have a ripe banana or two lurking in the fruit bowl and am happy to convince myself that of the all the cakes I could make Banana bread is one of the healthiest so I can bake it and feel good, after all cut a big enough slice and it's one of your five a day right?! It makes a great breakfast on the go when you're running short of time or freshly baked out of the oven for elevenses it's one of my favourite treats.

3 ripe bananas (mashed)
100g caster sugar
50g demerara sugar
125g softened butter
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
50g chopped mixed nuts (I used walnuts and hazelnuts)
1 tablespoon runny honey plus extra teaspoon for later
1 tablespoon golden syrup
250g self raising flour

First add the honey and golden syrup to the chopped nuts and set aside to soak

Cream both sugars with the butter until light and fluffy, first setting aside a little demerara for later.

Add the beaten eggs and mix well.

Next stir in the mashed bananas followed by the honey/nut/syrup mix.

Lastly fold in the flour ensuring it is mixed well.

Pour into the ready greased bread tin, sprinkle with the leftover demerara and decorate with a few nuts if you like.

Bake at 160 oC for approx 1 hour until an inserted skewer comes out clean. If the top is browning too quickly cover with a little foil.

Once baked turn out to cool and drizzle with a teaspoon of honey while still warm.

Boil the kettle and try and wait for it to cool a little before you cut a slice!

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