banana loaf
 
 

makes 1 large loaf, time: 60 mins

vegetable oil
225g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
100g unsalted butter
120g unsweetened apple sauce
2 large eggs
40g Greek-style yoghurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
300g ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp allspice
2 tbsp milk
125g raisins
75g walnuts, chopped

Heat the oven to 160C (non-fan 180C). Oil and flour a 12cm x 25cm loaf tin, or equivalent.
In a bowl, beat together the butter and apple sauce until creamy (don't worry if the mixture looks a little curdled). Gradually beat in the eggs, then the yoghurt, vanilla and bananas.

In another bowl, mix the 225g flour, bicarbonate of soda, allspice and a pinch of salt. Stir this into the banana mixture, alternating with the milk, then fold in the raisins and walnuts. Pour into the prepared tin, smooth the top and bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.