Banana Sultana Bread

Banana Sultana Bread



Something to make and eat to stave off the blue.
Easy to make but fast to disappear.

Happy eating!!

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  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4, and place a shelf just below the centre, then lightly grease a 450g loaf tin.
  2. Peel and mash the bananas with the cooking oil in a mixing bowl – it will look a bit horrendous at this stage and it takes a little work, so if you have a small personal blender or bullet blender, it’s easier to just pop them in that along with the oil and blast it to a smooth puree, then pour into a bowl.
  3. Stir the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into the bananas, and mix well to form a batter.
  4. Fold in the raisins or sultanas to distribute them evenly, breaking them up if they have stuck together in the bag.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes in the centre of the oven, until the loaf is risen and golden.
  6. If a knife or skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean, it’s done. If it’s a little sticky, give it 10 more minutes, then try again.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool in the tin for 30 minutes to firm up, before turning out and slicing.
  8. This will keep, well wrapped, for up to 4 days.


Cooking Time: 10 mins

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4 bananas (around 320g)
80ml cooking oil, plus extra for greasing 225g
self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
120g raisins or sultanas

From: Monroe, Jack. Good Food for Bad Days: What to Make When You're Feeling Blue (p. 73).

Cost: to come

Portions: loads of slices!

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Alston Moor Foodbank Recipe - Banana Sultana Bread