16 Sep 2013

Laura does (attempts) baking...


One of my all time favourite TV shows is The Great British Bake Off. I am a big fan of all things cake but I am also a big fan of all things banana so one of my favourite treats is a warm slice of banana loaf. I had a few overripe bananas left this week so I thought I’d go in search of my inner baker and give baking my own a go. I used a Mary Berry recipe but tweaked it to make it slightly more healthy and predominantly dairy free (apart from the eggs). Are eggs dairy? I never really know the answer. Anyway I eat them and tend to just avoid cows milk produce.


2 over ripe bananas (or 3 if really small ones)
Small handful of sultanas
100g wholewheat self raising flour
125g self raising flour
100g dairy free margarine (room temperature)
175g caster sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp coconut milk (or other dairy free milk)


1.     Preheat oven to 180 °C.
2.     Mash bananas and add in the sultanas.

3.     Combine the flours and baking powder.
4.     Mix the sugar and butter together.

5.     Whisk eggs and add milk.
6.     Add the eggs and fruit to the sugar and butter and mix well.
7.     Finally fold in the flour.
8.     Grease and line a loaf tin.

9.     Bake in the oven for about 45 mins or until the loaf is well risen and a lovely golden brown colour. If you are unsure insert a skewer into the centre of the loaf and it should come out clean.
10.  Leave to cool in the tin for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack to finish cooling.

11.  Serve warm and try not to gobble it all at once. YUM

So there you go, simples, a yummy scrummy banana loaf recipe for all to try. In my view it is the perfect Autumnal snack. Let me know how you get on.

Love you long time. X


  1. Anonymous11.10.13

    Congratulations! Cannot think of who would deserve the award more.

    I have just discovered your blog through the DM and have read back a few posts.
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    F xx

  2. Oooh addition of sultanas to banana bread sounds amazing! I've got bananas going manky in my kitchen right now, so will bake up a loaf (plus sultanas) ASAP!

    p.s. Found you through the Daily Mail article. You're an inspiration! xx


  3. Everything ok, unless the margarine!!! xxx