Spiced banana bread

Last summer (oh, summer!) El Hombre and I were invited to some friends wedding. We had a great time with the newly weds and other guests (specially the dancing time…) and as a wedding favour, we got a lovely spiced banana bread recipe!

I had very ripe bananas at home waiting to be eaten so I decided to make this recipe at last. If you have the same problem, find here a solution!

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  • 1/3 cup of soft margarine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of raisins


  1. Preheat oven at 180ºC.
  2. Mix the slightly melted margarine and sugar and then add the egg, vanilla extract and ripe mashed banana.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg, adding alternately with the banana mixture. Fold in raisins.
  4. The mixture should drop easily off a spoon.
  5. Scrape into a greased loaf pan and bake at 180°C for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. To check whether it’s ready or not, insert a skewer and it should come out clean.

Easy-peasy, right? Loving it!


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