[Food] Banana & Pumpkin Seed Loaf & Video

Friday, May 13, 2016

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A couple of weeks back now I had a baby free afternoon. I don't often have much baby free time and to be honest I don't really need it (have you seen how cute Edith is?) but it was nice to be able to bake and film a video without distraction.

Banana bread has to be one of the most simple cakes. It doesn't need to be over complicated. I'm not a massive fan of putting dark chocolate with bananas, the whole fruit and chocolate thing just doesn't it right with me but a good handful of pumpkin seeds for a little bit of texture worked perfectly. I also loved the extra banana on top, not only does it look pretty but it also gives and extra hit of flavour. 

This loaf is best warm with a good spread of butter.

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Banana & Pumpkin Seed Loaf


3 bananas (2 for the loaf, 1 for decoration)

115g Greek yogurt

180 wholemeal self raising flour

100g dark brown sugar

Pinch of sea salt

2 medium eggs

handful of pumpkin seeds for decoration


- Line a 1lb loaf tin with baking parchment. 

- Preheat your oven to 180ºC/Gas 4

-  Prick 2 bananas with a fork and bake for 10 minutes.

-  In a bowl add the flour, sugar and sea salt, mix until well combined.

- In another bowl crack the eggs and whisk with a fork.

- Add the Greek yogurt and mix.

- After 10 minutes take the bananas out of the oven.

- Peel the bananas and mash with a fork.

- Add the bananas to egg and yogurt mix.

- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture.

- Stir until well combined.

- Pour the mixture into your lined loaf tin.

- Peel and cut the remaining banana in half.

- Place on top of the cake mixture and sprinkle over the pumpkin seeds.

- Bake for 40 - 50 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. ( You may need to cover the top of the loaf with parchment to stop it from burning)

- Slice whilst warm, serve with butter. 

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