I think fruit loaves are the perfect comfort food for Autumn. They are easy to make and are very forgiving when it comes to baking. This is a recipe I use for Banana Bread that never lets me down, and is ideal when you have a few bananas that are over ripe and you don’t want to throw them away. You can also tweak it really easily by adding additional fruits and spices, I sometimes add coconut, sultanas, carrots and will play around with cinnamon, ginger, mixed spice and nutmeg. There is also a lovely Pumpkin Loaf version of this, I will be posting a little nearer All Hallows.
- 100g (4oz) butter, softened
- 175g (6oz) brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 225g (8oz) self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon or mixed spice
- You will need a 900g (2lb) loaf tin.
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