Banana Loaf

I don't know about you but somehow my freezer is always filled with bananas. I'm pretty picky when it comes to bananas and I hate it when they get spots on them, I find they get too sweet. So I chuck them in the freezer and forget about them, until we do a clean out and realize there is a massive, overflowing bag in there. That's why this recipe is so great, it uses 6 bananas! It's a healthier version of a banana loaf I usually make (with chocolate.) This one has bran and raisins in it and just a bit of orange juice that brings out the flavour of the bananas. Perfect for a snack or breakfast! 

 The orange juice and bananas make this loaf taste sweet

The orange juice and bananas make this loaf taste sweet

Recipe:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups bran (I used 3/4 cup oat bran instead)
  • 3 cups mashed bananas (roughly 6 bananas)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
 The dry ingredients

The dry ingredients

 Mixing it all up

Mixing it all up

Directions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs and beat until light. 
  2. Stir in bran. 
  3. Mix bananas with orange juice. 
  4. Add dry ingredients alternating with banana mixture, beating after each addition.
  5. Stir in raisins. 
  6. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.

This recipe makes 2 loaves. However, I decided to make one loaf and a dozen muffins. If you choose to do this, the muffins take about 20 minutes in the oven while the loaf takes 50 minutes. 

 Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

 Ready to eat! 

Ready to eat!