I just couldn’t look at them anymore, all sad and sorry for themselves there in the bowl.
To say my banana’s are past it is an understatement.
They have turned to mush and while some may see despair and nothing but a brown mess fit for the bin, I see something utterly delicious.
There is nothing better than baking fresh banana and walnut bread on a Sunday, allowing the smell of buttery sweetness to waft through your home.
You know what they say…when life gives you banana’s make banana bread!
Banana bread with honey covered walnuts
8oz self raising flour
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg – the spice of Christmas!
3oz unsalted butter
4 ripe banana’s (mashed)
2 oz roughly chopped walnuts – plus a few extra for later
1 teaspoon honey
By the way, this is one of my favourite recipes from Grandma’s book so thanks Meg 🙂
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease either a square cake tin or loaf tin.
Beat the sugar and butter until smooth, cracking the eggs in once creamed. Mix a little further.
Add in the flour, salt and nutmeg and continue to beat.
Once together, add in the mashed banana’s and walnuts and mix.
It will be quite lumpy due to the banana’s and walnuts.
Pour in to your greased tin and cook for 45 minutes.
Turn the tin around at this point and cook for another 20 minutes.
Mix a few walnuts with the honey.
Once the bread has cooled a little, take out the tin and cover with the honey’d walnuts.
Now here comes the most important part: Grab a blanket and a cup of tea, fall on to the sofa and eat whilst the winter weather knocks on your window… 🙂