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Layered Banana Loaf

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What’s better than to awake in the morning, come down the stairs to the smell of aromatic baking in the air … 😉

We don’t like nuts in our Banana Loaf so walnuts was omitted and I layered the cake with fresh sliced bananas which helped keep the cake moist & soft 🙂

RECIPE

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

1½tsp baking powder

½tsp baking soda

¼tsp salt

¼tsp ground cinnamon

1/8tsp ground nutmeg

2 beaten eggs

1½ cups mashed bananas (5 medium)

1 cup sugar

½ cup cooking oil

1tsp finely shredded lemon peel (optional)

¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

2 bananas, sliced (for layering the cake, optional)

Methods:

  • Grease the bottom and ½” up sides of a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan…set aside … pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a mixing bowl and make a well in center of dry mixture …set aside
  • Combine eggs, mashed bananas, sugar, oil and if desired, lemon peel … pour egg mixture all at once into mixing bowl of dry mixture and stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy) … fold in nuts, if using
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake in pre-heated oven for 55 to 65 minutes or until a wooden tooth-pic inserted near centre comes out clean (if necessary, cover with foil for the last 15 mins of baking to prevent over-browning)
  • If you want to layer it the way I did, then spoon half the batter into prepared pan, top with sliced bananas (I used 2 bananas) in a single layer and spoon the balance half of the batter atop the sliced banana and bake as per above instruction
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes .. turn out of pan and slice

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