Hi Everyone 

I’m sharing a naughty but nice treat with You all today. It’s not low fat or particularly clean it’s just good old fashioned wholesome food. It’s a tasty treat for all the family without any processed junk or chemical additives. It’s easy to make and can be frozen and used at a later date. I have made this and sliced it up and frozen it in little individual freezer bags. Very handy for the aul portion control. Let’s face it We all need a little treat now and again. It’s nice to have a few simple recipes You can call on from time to time. Most of the ingredients are from Aldi as I tend to shop there most of the time. It’s very low cost to make Your own bread. I don’t really do it to save money as most of You know I love to cook, it’s just a bonus. 

There’s been a lot of talk lately about hidden sugars and nasties in our food. I think it’s good that We are becoming more aware and thinking before We buy. For me a good rule of thumb is to check the sell by date. If there’s a fifteen month stretch on the best before date, You probably shouldn’t buy it let alone eat it.

We can’t be saints all the time. On occasions and certain times of the year it’s nice to indulge a little, but We can still keep it reasonably y healthy by going for real food. Spending a few minutes extra in the kitchen per day can really improve the quality of of our food consumption and make all the difference to our long term health. Knowing what We are eating is half the battle. The only way to do this is to get creative in the kitchen. 

So anyway here’s the recipe, enjoy it. It’s a perfect one to make for Paddys day or Easter especially if There’s family coming to visit. You can all WOW them with Your baking skills.

Thanks for reading and please share

Love Maria 

Ingredients list

250g of self raising flour

20g of sugar

2 mashed bananas 

1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract 

1 teaspoon of baking powder

50g of chopped walnuts 

30g of chopped hazelnuts

 20g of desicated coconut 

30g of sultanas

300mls of buttermilk 

15g of coconut oil melted 


Pre heat Your oven to 180 degrees.

In a mixing bowl add all Your dry ingredients and mix well. 

Add in the buttermilk and mashed bananas until You have a batter similar to pancake mix. 

Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and pour in. (If you don’t have coconut oil you can use real butter) it will do the exact same thing. 

Line a loaf tin with grease proof paper and pour the mix in. 

Scatter some desicated coconut and a few walnuts on the top.

Bake at 180 for 50-60 minutes 

Check by using a skewer if there’s no cake mix on the skewer it’s fully cooked.

Wrap in a clean tea-towel and leave to cool in the tin. This leaves the bread lovely & moist. 

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Maria Dillon
Written by Maria Dillon