WATCH: Banana loaf with citrus cream

12 servings Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 1 hr 45 mins

By Food24 April 12 2013
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Ingredients (15)

3 eggs — extra-large
60 ml canola oil
125 ml butter — melted
1 cup buttermilk — or natural yoghurt
1 limes
3 bananas — very ripe
100 g pecan nuts — chopped
For the citrus cream:
1 cup cream
1 salt
1 ml cinnamon — ground
1 ml ginger — ground
2 sugar
2 orange liqueur
2 tsp orange — zest only
125 ml yoghurt — plain
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Adjust oven rack to one shelf below the middle position and Preheat oven to 180ºC.

Butter loaf pan/s and line base/s with baking paper.

Beat eggs, oil and melted butter on high speed until well blended. Add buttermilk and beat well.

Add vanilla cake mix and use a spatula to fold in by hand until half blended.

Roughly mash bananas with a fork. Use very ripe bananas for maximum flavour.

Fold bananas and nuts through mixture until evenly combined, but don’t over-mix.

Pour mixture into loaf pan/s. Bake until nicely browned (see baking times below).

Turn out and remove baking paper from bottom of pan/s.

Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. The banana flavour develops on standing.

Serve either sliced and buttered or topped with citrus cream.

Citrus cream: Lightly whip cream with salt and spices. Add sugar and whip until firm. Fold through liqueur, orange rind and yoghurt. Cover and chill.

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Baking tins and times
1 large 27cm x 11cm x 10cm tin:Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
2 medium 16cm x 10cm x7cm tins: Bake for 1 hour.
6 small 11.5cm x 6.5cm x 4cmtins: Bake for 35-40 minutes.

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This recipe is reprinted with permission of Fresh Living magazine.

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