Best Banana Bread

cake banana rapeseed oil

Ingredients

75ml Bath Harvest Rapeseed Oil

175ml or 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup

2 eggs

225g mashed ripe bananas (about 2½ medium or 2 large bananas)

55ml milk of choice or water

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to swirl on top

120g white flour

120g Bath Farm Girls Quinoa Flour*

 

Optional extras: 50g chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit or desiccated coconut.

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 165C or Gas 3 and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the oil and honey together together with a whisk. Add the eggs and beat well, then whisk in the mashed bananas and milk
  3. Add the baking soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon, and whisk to blend. Finally using a metal spoon, gently fold in the two types of  flour, until just combined.  If you’re adding any additional extras, add them now.
  4. Pour into your greased loaf pan and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.  Swirl lightly with the tip of a knife.
  5. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a metal kebab stick inserted comes out clean.  Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.
  6. Store at room temperature for 2 days or in the fridge for 5 days.  Alternatively, freeze in slices wrapped in baking paper and cling-film.

* If you are unable to  source Quinoa flour – substitute with 120g of white or wholemeal flour.

For Gluten Free version – replace the 120g white flour with a recognised brand of Gluten Free plain flour.  (Bath Farm Girls Quinoa Flour is gluten free)

For more info go to Bath Farm Girls website

Health Benefits

Bath Harvest Rapeseed Oil is a healthy heart oil and is recommended to help reduce Cholesterol.  Some other benefits include;

• Low in saturated fat
• High in Omega 3
• Natural source Vitamin E
• Trans-fat & GM Free
• Vegetarian & Gluten Free