Banana and coconut loaf with dried mixed fruits. (Nanacoco loaf)

It is 2020 the whole world is on lock down and we all have so much bananas at home.

Ingredients:

◦ 130grams Caster sugar

◦ 60g Unsalted butter

◦ 1 large egg

◦ 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

◦ 170g plain flour

◦ 2 teaspoon baking powder

◦ 3 tablespoon dessicated coconut (1/2 tablespoon for garnishing )

◦ Handful mixed dry fruit. (Save some for garnishing)

◦ 2 Bananas (1 extra banana slices for decorating.

Instructions:

◦ Pre-heat your oven to 190°c (170°c for a fan-assisted oven or Gas Mark 5) and grease & line a 2lb loaf tin with grease-proof paper.

◦ Mash 2 large bananas and set aside.

◦ In a large bowl add the sugar, butter/margarine, 1 egg & vanilla extract and using a whisk cream together

◦ Gradually sift in the flour and baking powder. Add in dessicated coconut and your mixed dry fruit mixing until all combined.

◦ Add mashed bananas and fold till your batter is mixed.

Fold mashed bananas into batter

◦ Pour into your pre-lined loaf tin and top with more dessicated coconut, mixed fruit. Slice banana and cover in dark brown sugar and arrange sliced banana on top.

Top with sliced bananas coated in brown sugar.

◦ Bake in your pre-heated oven for 40 minutes until golden on top of until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan for 20-25minutes to cool. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Allow to cool for 20-25mins

Author: thelmzkitchen

Just a girl who is very passionate about food and cooking

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