We can have our cake and eat it
You won’t be surprised to hear that at Wild Clouds, we love breakfast. It always feels like the start of a great day when we wake up in our Wild Clouds, so we want a breakfast that matches.
This recipe is perfect, because it can be as much or as little as you need it to be, whether it’s a warm slice with beautiful pears, yoghurt, and an indulgent drizzle of honey; or a quick slice on the go. Make it on a Sunday, and you’ve got breakfast for most of the week, or slice and freeze it to warm up any time!
The ginger adds a lovely warmth and has some amazing early morning health benefits. It may calm the digestive system, soothe mild nausea and can even help with cold symptoms. Oats are full of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants - all those buzz words that make us feel good about ourselves!
This recipe works well in a stand mixer, with a hand mixer, or by hand if you’re feeling extra energetic. It’s a fairly long bake, but it’s worth the wait.
Ginger, Oat & Walnut Banana Bread
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 40g brown sugar
- 150g runny honey
- 100g butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 70g chopped walnuts
- ¼ tsp salt
- approx. 40g grated ginger
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 80g medium oatmeal
- 160g plain flour
Grease a loaf tin with butter and cut a strip of parchment to line the long part of the tin. Pre-heat the oven to 150 C fan.
Cream the butter and sugar together, add the bananas, and let the mixer break them down a little, then add honey, ginger (both types!) and eggs.
Sift the flour, salt, bicarbonate and baking powder over the mixture. Fold in using a metal spoon or a spatula, then add the oats and walnuts and fold briefly to combine.
Pour into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for 60 – 75 mins. When it’s done, the cake shouldn’t feel liquid, you can use a skewer to test, but be careful as you may hit banana so it might not come out clean, even if it is fully baked. If it browns a little too much during baking, you can cover it in foil.
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