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Banana Bread

Categories: Cakes/pies, Comfort Foods, Cooking with Kids, Kid-friendly, Snacks
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

A moist cake that keeps well

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 1H-1H15M

Serves: makes 8 servings


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp butter, plus more for the pan
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter the loaf pan and line the bottom with wax paper. Sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl. Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub it in until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork-you should have 1 cup. Add the bananas, yogurt, and eggs to the flour mixture and stir until combined. Stir in the walnuts. Spread in the pan.
  3. Bake for 11/4 hours, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire cake rack and let cool 5 minutes. Invert onto the rack, remove the paper, and cool completely.
  • Prepare ahead: Will keep for up to 1 week in an airtight container.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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