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The popular dessert banana has a soft smooth texture and sweet distinctive flavour. Ripe bananas have a bright yellow skin, which blackens with further ripening. They are a good source of vitamins, potassium and fibre. While often eaten as a snack, bananas can also be used to make crisps as well as drinks and cakes.

What you will need
  • 3 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons mixed spices
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 40g caster sugar
  • 150g plain white flour
  • 70g oats
How to make

1. Combine the egg, spices and banana in a large bowl and mix well. Sieve the flour and fold into the mixture, then add the oats.

2. Use fry light or vegetable oil to grease a baking tin or line with greaseproof paper. Pour in mixture and level the surface.

3. Bake in the middle of the oven at 190° (gas mark 5) for 35-40 minutes. Allow the bread to cool for 15 minutes and turn out onto wire rack. Serve warm.

Serves 10 slices. Preparation time 15 minutes. Cooking time 40 minutes.

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