Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread is a staple in most households since it’s easy to create from scratch, tastes amazing, and isn’t a challenge for even beginners in the kitchen. Enjoy a slice of banana bread with some freshly squeezed orange juice, a cup of coffee, or some green tea as a late afternoon snack – it never disappoints!

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Serves: 16


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups mashed ripe banana

1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened

3 tbsp milk

2 eggs

1 cup toasted walnuts


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add mashed ripe banana, margarine or butter, and milk.
  2. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add eggs and remaining flour; beat until blended. Stir in walnuts.
  4. Pour into one greased 8x4x2-inch loaf pan. Bake in a 350ºF (170ºC) oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight, for easier slicing.

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Tomato, Macadamia and Basil Damper Recipe

A delicious Australian recipe to make on Australia Day, serve this traditional damper with your BBQ (and lashings of butter).

Serves 8

2 cups self raising flour
1 tablespoon ground mountain pepper berry
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted macadamias, roasted
100g semi-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/2 cup firmly packed basil leaves, roughly chopped
250ml buttermilk
1 tablespoon macadamia oil
Milk for brushing

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan forced. Sift the flour into a large bowl, add ground mountain pepper berry, salt, macadamias, tomatoes and basil leaves and make a well in the centre.

2. Combine the buttermilk and oil, pour into the well and use a round-bladed knife in a cutting motion to mix until the mixture just comes together then use your hands to bring the mixture together.

3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead for a couple of minutes or until smooth. Shape into a disc and place onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.

4. Dip a sharp knife into flour and mark 8 wedges on the top of the damper. Brush with milk and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the damper is golden and cooked through and sounds hollow when tapped on the base. Cool on a wire rack.

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