Recipe: A healthy take on banana bread

Since going on holiday to Barbados last year and trying banana bread for the first time, I have always wanted to recreate something similar at home. This is delicious with some low fat spread as both a snack and a dessert.

Here is my recipe for a healthy banana bread (serves 10)

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Ingredients:

140g Wholemeal Flour

100g Self Raising Flour

1 tsp each of bicarbonate of soda and baking powder

300g of mashed bananas

4 tbsp of sugar free maple syrup

3 eggs

150ml of low fat natural yoghurt

40g of dried fruit of your choice

25g of pecans or nuts of your choice

Method:

Preheat the oven to 140oc (fan assisted) and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with greaseproof paper

Mix bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, dried fruit and both flours together in a bowl (ideally using an electric mixer)

Mix bananas, maple syrup, yoghurt and eggs

Mix all ingredients together and pour into the loaf tin

Sprinkle the pecan nuts on top of the cake

Bake for 1 hour 10 – 1 hour 15 minutes

Transfer to wire rack for cooling