This breakfast loaf when had with a cup of coffee or milk in the morning is bound to give a great start to your day. You can slightly warm it up in the microwave and spread little butter. Yum! For all the fitness junkies, there’s good news for you in this! You can avoid refined-sugar and add in 1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped dates – just add them to the boiling water with the prunes!
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
|8 People||15 Minutes||45 Minutes|
- prunes 1 cup chopped
- baking soda 1 teaspoon
- boiling water ½ cup
- butter 50g, softened
- brown sugar 1 cup
- vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
- egg 1, beaten
- bananas 2, mashed
- walnuts 1 cup, chopped
- baking powder 1 teaspoon
- plain flour 2 cups
- mixed spice ½ teaspoon
Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F.
Add prunes and baking soda in a bowl. Pour over boiling water and mash up prunes a bit.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla together until thick, light and creamy. Then beat in egg. Mix in mashed banana, nuts and mashed prunes.
Sift flour, baking powder and mixed spice together. Add to wet mixture and fold the two mixtures together until well combined. Do not over-mix.
Spoon batter into a greased loaf tin and roughly smooth out the top. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. You can check the doneness – loaf should spring back when lightly touched. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out.