Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/ Gas 4, grease and base line a 2lb loaf tin.
Step 2: Combine the chopped pecan nuts, dates and sugar in a small bowl, set aside.
Step 3: Peel the bananas and mash in a bowl.
Step 4: In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and mixed spice, add the sugar mixture.
Step 5: Melt the butter then lightly beat it together with the yogurt, egg and vanilla extract.
Step 6: Add the yogurt mixture to the dry ingredients, beat well, then add the mashed bananas, carefully fold in, do not over mix.
Step 7: Place the banana bread mixture into the loaf tin, decorate with remaining pecan halves and bake in the oven for 50 – 60 minutes.
Step 8: Once cooked leave in tin for 5 minutes and then remove and place on a cooling rack.
When baking it is better to have very ripe bananas as these have a stronger flavour and make a moister loaf.
|Per Serving||Per 100 g / ml|
|Fat||16.92 g||13.22 g|
|Carbohydrate||44.66 g||34.89 g|
|Protein||9.01 g||7.04 g|
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