banana walnut loaf (sugar free)
My friend Delores is taking part in the April A-Z blogging challenge and she has chosen foods that she and her husband are able to eat. They are both on restricted diets, so finding foods from A-Z is quite a challenge!
I'm very curious about the letter X!
For B, Delores posted the recipe for her Banana Walnut Loaf.
Now I'm a big fan of bananas and I love walnuts too, so I wrote down her recipe and gave it a try last Saturday.
For me, this was a challenge in itself, since this loaf has honey instead of sugar and oil instead of butter.
Very different from my usual style.
But it turned out very well.
Great in fact!
So I'm sharing this recipe now with you, I know Delores won't mind at all.
3 bananas, smooshed, still a little lumpy
2 cups plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
half a cup of chopped walnuts.
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I like crisco the best)
6 teaspoons honey
(I used a whisk)
Set your oven for 180*C
Grease 2 loaf tins
sift the dry ingredients, then stir in the walnuts
mix the combined wet ingredients into the smooshed bananas
mix the banana combination into the dry ingredients, mixture should stay a little lumpy.
divide the mixture between the two loaf pans and bake until done.
Timing depends on your oven.
Mine is fan-forced and baking took about 45 minutes with both pans in at once.
The texture is lovely, slightly crumbly, with chunks of walnut and banana clearly visible.
Because this loaf contains no sugar, the taste of banana and walnuts shines through, where a loaf made with sugar would be more sweet.
I really like this and will have a go at adapting other cake/loaf recipes to the oil-honey substitutes.
And I'll definitely be making this one again!