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Christmas Banana Bread Recipe

Even people who don’t like bananas will love this gluten free banana bread recipe.

Perfect for cozy weekends in and evening ‘get-togethers’ during the festive season. It has a sprinkle of Christmas spirit (in the form of nutmeg and cinnamon) added to it for extra sparkle. We hope you enjoy making it as we enjoyed eating it!

Slices of banana bread on marble worktop

Suitable for: gluten free

Ingredients - 

Slices of gluten free banana bread with icing sugar

1 large banana

1 Honeybuns gluten free Sponge Cake Mix

175g/6 oz butter (melted)

2 eggs

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg 

70g/2 ½ oz walnuts (chopped)

Tip
Remember to chop the walnuts up before you make the sponge mix. Leaving the batter to sit while you chop the nuts up can affect the bake.

Heat the oven to 170°C / 325°F / Gas 3

Line a loaf tin with parchment paper ready for the cake mix.

Place the large banana in the oven with the skin on for ten minutes. The skin will have turned black but not burnt when you remove it from the oven. The process softens the banana flesh and brings out the natural sugars in the fruit. It is the secret to first class banana bread. Once this process is done, remove the skin and place the banana in a bowl ready for mashing.

Pour the Honeybuns cake mix into a large mixing bowl and add the melted butter, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix with a wooden spoon or hand held whisk until fully combined.  In a separate bowl, mash the banana with a fork until smooth and liquid like. Add the banana to the bowl and use the hand held whisk to mix through thoroughly. Add the chopped walnuts to the mix and fold in with a spatula.

Pour the batter into the loaf tin and place in the oven for around 40 minutes. The banana bread should be golden brown and spring back when pressed on the top. A skewer can be inserted and should come out clean with no raw batter on it if it is fully cooked.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly before dusting with icing sugar and enjoying warm. For added naughtiness, add a layer of Nutella to a slice, it is the epitome of sheer happiness.

Slices of gluten free banana bread

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