Banana Chip Teabread Recipe
Moist and full of flavour – this delicious recipe substitutes butter with rapeseed oil for a healthier version of this bake
1 hour 15 mins
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- Preheat the oven to 180oC, gas mark 4. Base line a 1kg loaf tin.
- Soak the tea bag in 300ml boiling water, remove the tea bag, then pour the tea over the fruit and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
- Whisk the oil, sugar and eggs in a large bowl until pale and creamy, add the soaked fruit. Fold in the flour and pour into the prepared tin. Bake for 1-1¼ hours or until golden and cooked.
- Cool slightly before removing from the tin.
- Simply serve warm with a cup of tea or with a warm fruit compote for a dessert.
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