There’s just something about freshly baked banana bread that conjures up all those beautiful, familiar feelings of home.
Not only is it simple to make, but if you’re like us and don’t like seeing any food go to waste, it’s also the perfect recipe to use up those over-ripe bananas.
So if you’re spending more time at home, why not give our Chef’s favourite banana bread recipe a go? Incorporating the goodness of walnuts and chia seeds, this recipe is sure to please!
300g Caster sugar
250g Plain flour
2 tsp Bicarb soda
2 x Eggs
70g Natural yoghurt
1 tsp Vanilla essence
300g (approximately three) Bananas, mashed with a fork
25g Chia seeds
¼ cup Water
100g Walnuts, chopped
Spiced Maple Walnut Butter
100g Butter, salted
20g Maple syrup
Pinch of Cinnamon
Pinch of Mixed spice
2 tbs Walnuts, chopped
Step 1 | Soak chia seeds in water, set aside
Step 2 | Add butter and Caster sugar to a mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer
Step 3 | Add eggs, one at a time, while continuing to beat together. Add vanilla essence
Step 4 | Mix in flour and bicarb soda until just combined
Step 5 | Add yoghurt, mashed banana and soaked chia seeds, mix
Step 6 | Stir in chopped walnuts by hand
Step 7 |Pour into a lined, greased cake tin or loaf pan
Step 8 | Bake at 160 – 170C for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
To make spiced maple walnut butter
Step 1 | Beat butter, maple syrup and spices together until soft
Step 2 | Stir in chopped walnuts
Cut banana bread into slices and serve warm with spiced maple and walnut butter. Bon appetit!