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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Fudgy Banana Nut Loaf

mmm . . . mmm . . . mmm . . . This was my ABSOLUTELY favourite kind of day . . .

An "I've bought too many bananas and they are not getting eaten up before they've turned all spotty!" kind of day.

A "Let's turn the oven on and crack out the whisk and bowls!" kind of a day.

A "Let's turn up the volumn on the banana bread, and stretch what I can do with it!" kind of day.

A "Scrummy, toffee, nutty, fudgily moreish banana bread!" kind of day.

Got bananas??? This could be YOUR kind of day!

*Fudgy Banana Nut Loaf*
Cuts into 10 slices
Printable Recipe

A super moist and fudgy banana loaf chock full of pecans and chewy toffee bits. Very scrummy!

20 chewy toffees, unwrapped and cut into bits
2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (Approx. 8 ounces)
2 medium eggs, beaten
4 ounces of butter melted (1/2 cup)
4 ounces greek yoghurt (1/2 cup)
1/2 tsp rum extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 ounces light muscovado sugar (1/2 cup packed)
200g of self raising flour (a scant 2 cups)
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g of toasted pecan nuts coarsely chopped (1 cup)

Preheat the oven to 160*C/325*F/ gas mark 3. Butter and line an 8 by 3 inch loaf pan. Set aside.

Mash the bananas in a bowl. Beat in the eggs, butter, yoghurt and extracts. Mix well. Stir in the sugar. Whisk together the flour and baking powder. Fold into the liquid mixture along with the 2/3 of the pecan nuts and 1/2 of the toffee bits. Spoon into the prepared pan and level the top. Sprinkle the remaining nuts and toffees over top.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until well risen and the top feels springy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin on a wire rack. Once cool, peel off the paper and cut into slices to serve.


  1. Oh, darn, Marie! There's only one banana left on my counter....and it's not very old yet! Looks like I need to stop at the store again tomorrow for some spotty bananas!

    Everything you make in that wonderful kitchen of yours makes me happy--love this one, too!

    Hope you're having a beautiful September day, dear friend! Fall is coming....yay!


  2. I just so happen to have a box of toffee my friend brought me from Scotland. How good this sounds!

  3. Mmmmmm Scrumptious!!

    My hamper arrived last night:)
    Thank you so very much.
    I will be posting about it later;)



  4. Ellerinize sağlık. Çok güzel olmuş. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.


  5. That banana loaf looks and sounds heavenly!


  6. This sounds a bit naughty to me. BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!

  7. Looks good and sounds really good,

  8. Well now, I always have extra bananas varying stages of decay!

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  9. I'll be adding this to my banana recipe collection ;0)

  10. Oh My God Marie this look really delicious I love bananas dessert!I whish you a beauty day tomorrow, send you huggs to you Tood and your sweetie, je, xx gloria

  11. I so want to cook this today but don't have any toffee's.... off to search for something else to cook instead. Will come back to this after I get some toffees!

  12. Hi Marie

    What are chewy toffees.

  13. Jackie chewy toffees are soft toffees, not the hard crunchy ones. These are soft and squidgy, yet chewy. Werther's makes some really good ones:


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