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Lyle’s Banana Bread Recipe

Prep

30 mins - 1hr

Bake

60-70 mins

Serves

5 to 10

Difficulty

Medium

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This easy banana bread recipe yields a delectably moist and nutty loaf of yum. While delicious enough on its own, it’s even more incredible when gently pan-fried until crisp and golden. Drizzle with Lyle's Golden Syrup for the perfect pièce de résistance to wow your friends and family over a tasty weekend brunch.

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Banana Bread Recipe

This is lovely for breakfast (or any time of day, to be honest) Why not make this yummy banana bread recipe now?!

How to make banana bread

Step 1

Mash two-thirds of the banana to a smooth paste in a bowl, then add the rest, crushing into small chunks.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 170°C/150° Fan, 325°F, Gas 3 – while it’s warming up, combine the eggs, warm melted butter and Lyle’s Golden Syrup in a separate bowl, whisking until light and frothy.

Step 3

Fold in the mashed bananas with a large metal spoon, sift over the flour, baking powder and salt. Lightly fold in, then add the walnuts and orange zest.

Step 4

Spoon the soft mixture into a 900g (2lb) lined (or greased) loaf tin. Cut a final banana lengthways into thin slices and arrange three on top of the cake mixture (go on; be creative).

Step 5

Bake for 50 minutes on the middle shelf then cover with foil and bake for a further 10-20 minutes, until golden and springy in the centre (a fine skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean). Leave in the tin for 15 minutes to initially cool down, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 6

Warm 1 tablespoon of Lyle’s Golden Syrup in a small pan and brush over the top of the banana bread.

Step 7

Cut into generous, thick slices. Indulge.

Ingredients

Serving

1

Lyle's Banana Bread Recipe

Bananas

Banana

Ripe

350 g
Eggs

Large eggs

Beaten

2
Butter

Butter

Unsalted, melted

50 g
Lyle's-golden-syrup

Lyle’s Golden Syrup

+1 tbsp for glazing

150 g
Flour

Plain flour

185 g
Baking-powder

Baking powder

2 1/2 tsp
Salt-table

Salt

1/2 tsp
Walnuts

Walnuts

Roughly chopped

60 g
Orange

Medium orange, juiced & zested

1
Bananas

Banana

Peeled, for decoration

1

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Ideal for baking and toppings, and a perfect companion for pancakes and porridge.

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