So for every workshop, I always make some yummy home made delights as the children always get mega hungry after working so hard. I always give them fresh fruit and water, but there’s nothing like a small treat to keep their enthusiasm going. Throughout my time running the workshops, I have tried a variety of different baked goodies, from chocolate chip cookies, oat cookies to simple shorties. And I always make something extra for any child with special diets. But time and time again, it’s my banana loaf that wins hands down! It’s über simple to make and for months now I’ve been promising parents that I’ll share my recipe. This last week I made it diary free, as one of my little girls is trying out a new dairy free diet, and as a family we are all doing our bit to go dairy free to support her.

So here it is … as promised. ( BTW the photo, above is my oat cookies & choc-chip cookies… I’ll take a photo of the banana cake later this week when I next make one!)

Banana Loaf
100g/4oz butter/dairy free alternative
175g/6oz light muscovado sugar (I often use golden, demerara  or white – whatever I happen to have in the house)
2 ripe bananas ( the yucky ones are fine, which might otherwise end up in the compost)
2 eggs
225g/8oz self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder

Oven @ 180ºc/gas 4

In a mixer, whizz up the butter and sugar. Add the bananas and eggs. Add the flour and baking powder, quickly folding in
Tip in to a lined/greased load tin
Bake for 1 hour
Let it stand to cool for a couple of minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack.

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