This week’s Friday Friend is my sister Bev. Her recipe is a delicious banana loaf that is easy to make. I have added some dates and coconut for a little twist, but these are easily left out of the recipe.
It is a funny thing with family that we often take them for granted or forget to praise them for their many good qualities. I am certainly guilty of this. I have exchanged many recipes over the years with my sister as she is an excellent cook. For as long as I can remember she has been able to turn out a delicious cake or recreate my nana’s old fashioned rainbow biscuits to name just a few things. She has always made sure that her boys have wholesome home cooked healthy meals and treats. I don’t think my sister gives herself enough credit for her many talents and how amazing a mother she is. So this post is to share with you one of my sister’s many mouth watering recipes.
2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup oil (I used rice bran oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 bananas, mashed
(Optional – add 1/2 cup chopped medjool dates, and 1/4 cup coconut flakes to the dry ingredients)
- Preheat oven to 180 C
- Line base of loaf tin with baking paper ( I just spray with oil)
- Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl.
- Stir in the sugars.
- In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, oil and vanilla.
- Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients.
- Add mashed banana and fold into mixture until just combined – do not overmix.
- Place mixture into prepared loaf tin and place in preheated 180C oven for 50 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.