It’s Friday and you want to rustle up a little treat for the kids, but you haven’t been to the supermarket yet. All that’s left in the fruit bowl is a pile of stinking brown bananas and a lime. What to do? Make a Banana Cherry Lime Loaf of course!
Roobeedoo’s Banana Cherry Lime Loaf
10 oz weight of peeled bananas (about 3)
2 medium (free range organic) eggs
6 fl oz (organic) sunflower oil
6 oz light muscovado sugar
10 oz SR flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
Juice of one lime (or about 2 tbsp from a bottle)
100g dried cherries (the whole-foody sort, not the bright red glace ones – Lidl sells them, or Asda)
Whizz together in a food processor (or beat): bananas, oil, lime juice, sugar and eggs.
Add the flour / baking powder / spice in “pulse” mode (or fold in).
Finally, fold in the dried cherries. Beware chopping them too finely – the hit of a half-cherry is part of the joy of this cake!
Pour mix into a paper-lined 1lb loaf tin.
Bake at 180 for an hour.
The lime and cherries have a sweet / sourness which works well to cut the sweetness of the over-ripe banana. I cannot bear the smell of squishy bananas but I love this cake! And it is dairy-free for the kids.
I would show you a picture… but it’s gone already!