A Winning Banana Nut Bread

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350°F Grease a 23x13x7 cm loaf tin. Peel and mash the bananas and mix them with the lemon juice.
  • Sift together the cake flour, baking powder and salt, in a fairly large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and nuts and mix. Beat the egg yolks and add them to the flour mixture with the butter or margarine. Mix lightly.
  • Add the banana pulp and lemon rind and mix well.
  • Beat the egg whites until just stiff, and fold them lightly into the batter with a metal spoon.
  • Spoon the batter into the tin, level it off, and sprinkle more nuts on top if desired. (I sprinkle some brown sugar on top).
  • Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 60 minutes. Test with a skewer to see if done: if the skewer comes out clean, the loaf is ready; if it does not, bake for a further 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Allow the loaf to cool slightly in the tin. Turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.