Monday, November 19, 2012

Banana-Nut Loaf

For the past 6 months I had been busy packing, discarding, giving away, planning, moving out, moving back, unpacking, shopping, discarding again, giving away again and FINALLY settled down to start baking.
I love the new look of my humble 4-room flat. I am in love with my new, extended kitchen. I love the roominess and storage space. Good excuse to buy more kitchen gadgets!
With a new kitchen comes a new hob and a new oven. I decided to move away from my favourite brand Ariston to Bosch. No regrets to that change because it bakes beautifully!

And now for the recipe:


90g unsalted butter at room temperature
200g caster sugar

3 very ripe bananas, mashed
3 large eggs, lightly beaten

125 ml buttermilk

300g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
half teaspoon fine salt

90g walnuts, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 180deg C. Grease and line loaf pan 23cmx13cm.

2. Cream butter and sugar until creamy on medium speed. Add bananas and eggs and beat until smooth. Then add buttermilk and mix until combined.

3. Sift all dry ingredients together and add to the banana mixture with walnuts. Just mix until combined. Mixture should be slightly lumpy.

4. Pour mixture into pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes.

5. Cool and slice to serve.


  1. Welcome back! The banana nut loaf must be very fragrant as it was baking. I can just imagine. Mmm..I bet it was good to eat too :)

  2. Lovely!! :) I wish to have a built in oven too one day! :)

  3. Hi Phong Hong,
    Yup, it was good and my grandsons love it!

    Hi Hanushi,
    Why not plan for one? It's a good investment!

  4. Hello, nice to see you blogging again. Hmmm I can smell the fragrance of this loaf.

  5. I love this cake, I made one on Sunday, but I added walnuts because my child does not like.



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