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  • Writer's pictureAlexander Atlas

Cat-Approved Walnut Banana Bread: A Recipe You Can't Resist



Banana bread is one of my favourite baked snacks. So much so I can (and have) gone through these loafs at a time... Embarrassing I know, but at least you know the recipe is just that good. Hell, even the cat loved it >>>

I added walnuts to this recipe however you do not have to have them, however if you're not allergic, I would absolutely reccomend trying this recipe with them as is first time over as the add a wonderful textural diffrence to the bread which makes it unbeatable.



100g softened butter, plus a little extra for greasing

140g caster sugar

1 beaten egg

225g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

4 very ripe bananas

100g chopped walnuts

50ml milk (Optional) 1 tbsp honey


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease a 2lb loaf tin with some butter and line the base with baking parchment, then grease this as well.

  2. Melt you butter a pan or the microwave then pour into a large bowl with your milk, sugar and egg and mix untill homogenuous. It should have a runny grainy texture. (Optioanally - add a tbsp of honey and this point)

  3. Peel, then aggressively mash the bananas. They should be as smooth as you can get them. Then add them to the bowl and mix in with your wallnuts.

  4. Mix in flour and baking powder until you have a relatively smooth batter.

  5. Pour your mixture into the tin and bake for 1 hr, or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool on a wire rack before removing from the loaf tin. (In order to prevent the bread from sinking, place the bread upside down while cooling.)

  6. The loaf can now be wrapped tightly in cling film and kept for up to 2 days, or frozen for up to 1 month. Defrost and warm through before serving.


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