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Food items : Minimal-Waste Leftover Banana Bread Recipe

Whether you are looking for some house baking inspiration or a delicious breakfast to take pleasure in while working from dwelling, banana bread is the way to go. Rosanna Falconer shares her take on Niomi Smart’s plant-based recipe, together with methods to adapt it based on what you have at property. 

Extraordinary periods contact for easy pleasures. Personally, I discover this in the kitchen area, and it looks lots of many others have way too, as lockdown sweeps the state. Together with grappling the daily developments of the news, I have a new child toddler, so my free of charge time is restricted to say the the very least. Enter banana bread! This recipe is centered on that of plant-dependent prepare dinner, writer and influencer, Niomi Clever. It is adaptable, pace-of-light speedy (two minutes chopping, 3 minutes stirring) and completely delicious at any time of working day. Distribute it with almond butter for breakfast or provide with ice cream and maple syrup for pudding.  Or of program, just as it is with a cup of tea and dose of positivity!

A be aware for these remarkable periods: I am incredibly informed that it is tricky to get maintain of a entire ingredient listing and we are all urged to remain at dwelling. With this in mind, I have provided adaptable ingredient solutions. This was drastically affected by the reaction to my Instagram tale of the banana bread I baked yesterday under no circumstances have I had extra response from pals and followers heading straight to the kitchen! Loads of them substituted ingredients relying on their kitchen area cabinets, some of which I have integrated under.


2 massive, incredibly ripe bananas (the riper the better, this provides sweetness)

200g flour (I use buckwheat but basic would do the job or you could even grind up oats to a good powder in a foods processor)

25g chopped unsalted walnuts (this is the classic blend, but the texture of pecans also works perfectly)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp floor cinnamon (nutmeg substitutes properly or skip if you do not have it)

110g pitted and chopped dates (dates are sweet like caramel so great for this! But dried figs or apricots would be possible swaps)

190ml milk (I use almond or oat – both incorporate sweetness. If working with cow’s milk, increase a tablespoon of honey)

A pinch of salt


Loaf tin (preferably 18cm x 8cm) greased and lined


Heat the oven to 170C / 325F / gasoline 3.

Mash the bananas and depart a compact amount of money to slice for the top.

Mix the dry elements in a huge bowl.

Stir in the bananas and dates.

Bit by bit incorporate the milk until the combination is entirely merged and sleek. Make certain there are no ‘bubbles’ that contains flour.

Pour into the tin and best with sliced bananas and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Bake in the hot oven for 35-44 minutes or until finally a knife comes out thoroughly clean. 

Interesting in the tin for 10 minutes then transform onto a wire rack to great wholly.


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