There’s no real write up about this recipe. I had ripe bananas in the fruit bowl that I needed to use…I’m also a firm believer in the power of chia seeds, and I love walnuts…presto, a recipe was born.
Banana loaf, for me, makes me reminisce about moments spent, on a Sunday, in my grandmothers kitchen, where she made the most amazing banana loaf and muffins, adding dates, Brandy and obviously loads of love, to her recipes. They were moist, delicious and lathered in butter, it was moments of pure bliss. Alas, I was never able to get the recipe out of her, and I try my best to recreate it every now and again. (Failing, but still resulting with yummy bakes)
Banana, Chia and Walnut Loaf
1 1/2 cups of flour (GF or ordinary)
2 tsps of baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1 large egg
2 TBSPS of soft butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of chia
1/2 cup of walnuts
3 large bananas
1/2 cup of milk or almond milk
1 TBSP of cinnamon
- Set your oven to 180C and grease a large loaf tin
- In a mixing bowl, add the egg, butter, sugar, milk, nuts and 2 bananas. With a paddle attachment, mix these together on a medium speed.
- In a seperate bowl, mix you flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and chia.
- Once your wet mix is done, start adding the flour mix bit by bit. Keep adding until all the flour mix is done, and give it a quick blast on high, just to make sure all the mixture is properly incorporated.
- Place into your greased loaf tin, and top with the remaining banana, cut in half.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on your oven speed.
- I drizzled warmed honey on the top of the loaf as soon as I take it out of the oven.