Banana Walnut Bread

The other day I was scrolling through my old blog posts, and I came across my Christmas post. I love that one, since it makes me all cheerful to remember those two wonderful days. It also made me realise, however, that I never shared the recipe for the Banana Walnut Bread with you! I think my (initial) reason not to was the fact that I only had one picture of it, but I won’t let that stop me now, because this bread was absolutely delicious! I should make it again soon… It’s actually more in between a bread and a cake, so technically you could also serve it with a cup of tea. I like it best for lunch, though!

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You’ll need…

– 50 g rolled oats

– 50 g walnuts, chopped

– 160 g plain flour

– 75 g wholewheat flour

– 3 teaspoons baking powder

– 1 teaspoon salt

– 160 g dark brown sugar

– 125 ml buttermilk

– 3 ripe bananas, mashed (300 g)

– 2 egg whites

– 2,5 tablespoons olive oil

– a cake/loaf tin

– and an oven, of course! This bread needs to be baked at 190 °C (don’t forget to preheat your oven!)

So, let’s get baking!

1. Toast the walnuts and oats The very first thing you need to do is to toast the oats and the walnuts in the oven for a few minutes. Place them on a baking tray and put the tray in your (somewhat) preheated oven. The oats and walnuts should come out golden brown and crispy, this takes about 6 to 8 minutes, but no longer than that.

2. Mix together dry ingredients Next up, you need to mix together the plain flour, wholewheat flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

3. Mix together wet ingredients Take a second bowl, and use this one to mix together the dark brown sugar, the buttermilk, the mashed bananas, the egg whites and the olive oil. Everything needs to be well combined, so don’t under-stir it.

4. Mix together ALL the things! Now, it’s time to mix the flour mixture into the wet mixture, and also put in your toasted oats and walnuts. It’ll all probably smell pretty good right about now! It’ll get even better…

5. Bake your bread All that’s left to do now is to put the mixture into your tin and smooth it out. Then, put the tin in the oven and let the bread bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

And that is all! You’ve got yourself a very quick and easy bread which is perfect for breakfast or lunch. Enjoy!

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