This loaf is low in fat but high on flavour.
2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup chopped walnuts – can be left out
1 cup milk (I used Buttermilk)
1 cup mashed banana (see cooks tip)
1 Preheat oven 180C (no fan). Grease and line 7cm deep, 13.5cm x 24cm (base measurement) loaf pan.
2 Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and nutmeg into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and walnuts. Combine the milk, eggs and banana in a bowl and stir gently into the banana mixture.
3 Spoon into loaf pan and smooth the surface. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand 5 minutes in the pan before lifting onto a wire rack to cool.
4 Slice and serve with butter or jam.
cup of mashed banana is equal to about 2 large bananas. This loaf is best made with soft overripe bananas.