Glazed Banana Spiced Loaf Recipe

Glazed Banana Spiced Loaf Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 23 x 13 cm loaf

115 g

165 g


215 g

5 ml

5 ml

2.5 ml

1.5 ml

1.5 ml

175 ml


5 ml


For the glaze

115 g

15 - 30 ml

Butter, at room temperature

Caster sugar

Eggs, at room temperature

Plain flour


Bicarbonate of soda

Grated nutmeg

Mixed spice

Ground cloves

Soured cream

Large ripe banana, mashed

Vanilla essence



Icing sugar

Lemon juice

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC / 350oF / Gas 4. Line a 23 x 13 cm loaf tin with greaseproof paper and grease the paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, nutmeg, mixed spice and cloves. Add to the butter mixture and stir to combine well. Add the soured cream, banana and vanilla and mix to just blend. Pour into the prepared tin.
  • Bake until the top springs back when touched lightly, about 45 - 50 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Turn out on to a wire rack.
  • For the glaze, combine the icing sugar and lemon juice, then stir until smooth. Place the cooled loaf on a rack set over a baking sheet. Pour the glaze over the loaf and allow to set.

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