Kirra’s Banana Walnut Bread


Ladies and Gentlemen…. This is my very own made up recipe all on my own for the first time ever!!!! 😀 I was quite scared… I tried to make up a berry and banana loaf once and failed miserably…….BUT! We have success!! It’s kinda healthy too, using wholemeal flour, extra banana and maple syrup to slightly sweeten! So it’s yummy and kind of good for you? That’s what I like to see!! I kind of experimented with an excess of frozen black bananas (the best kind, so overripe and full of flavour) and not so many eggs left, hence the yoghurt in this recipe (if you can’t have yoghurt, you could probably just replace it with another egg or 2). Yoghurt gives it a lovely moist characteristic, and by adding bicarb and baking powder to this, the batter becomes so airy and fluffy- something I can’t describe completely, you’ll have to see for yourself when you try it! Maple syrup has that lovely warm flavour which is why I chose to add it into my version of banana bread. It complements the idea of it I think, warm and toasty sweet banana bread! Adding some cinnamon, crunchy toasty walnuts (a great pairing with banana of course!) and butter to serve- the flavour is absolutely heavenly- especially when you toast the bread! You will need to have a stash of black overripe bananas, don’t go skimping on them now, the ratio is just right! Ahh, I’m so proud! A happy moment for an aspiring self-proclaimed foodie! Eeek! Enjoy it people! Best served with a coffee and breakfast i’d say! 🙂

Kirra’s Banana Walnut Bread

Proud to call this one my own 🙂

Makes 1 loaf Preheat oven to 180C

4 black, overripe bananas
1 cup greek yoghurt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb soda
1 cup wholemeal plain flour
3/4 cup wholemeal  self-raising flour
Approximately 1 cup of chopped walnuts, leaving some out to sprinkle on top!!
Cinnamon, add as much as you desire!
Mix together bananas, yoghurt, maple syrup and egg with a whisk until combined.
Stir in bicarb soda and baking powder (that’s where the magic happens- so fluffy!!)
Add in chopped walnuts and cinnamon. Bake for about 45 mins or until cooked through and golden.
Serve warm with butter, or toasted/reheated once cool. Can be stored in the freezer if it lasts that long (hehe)
Eat, share and enjoy,
Kirra xo