Banana Mincemeat Bread

I had made a large quantity of mincemeat for Christmas but I just didn’t have the time to make anything. I was just looking up some recipes featuring mincemeat and came across this interesting one. As I had some over ripe bananas as well, I was rather pleased. It’s something that I could eat at anytime of the day.

The bread was really delicious and the combination of the bananas with the boozy mincemeat was great. I could taste the subtle flavour of both and it was a big hit with my family and friends. It’s definitely going to be something I make often.

It’s easy to make and is perfect over a cup of tea or even in the morning if you’re rushed for time.

This recipe is from the book American Cooking.

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PREP: 20 minutes COOK TIME: 1 hour

Ingredients

¼ cup butter

½ cup sugar

2 eggs

11/4 cup sifted flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

¼ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup mashed bananas

1 cup mincemeat, drained

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 160 C. Butter and line a loaf tin with parchment paper. I used a double lining for the tin.

Sift the flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and soda together.

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add the flour mixture to the butter alternating with the bananas and mincemeat. Mix well. Spoon into the buttered loaf tin. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, depending on the oven. Cool.

 

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A Hint Of Spice

Hi. I am Padma and I am passionate about delicious food. Food is amazing in that it can take you to another place and time in your life just by the taste, smell and touch. Even a photograph evokes memories that lie dormant within us. I still remember a coconut candy that I used to eat as a child. Even though it’s not available now, I clearly remember the taste. It takes me back to my childhood pleasures as nothing else can. Being Indian, my palate is so used to spices. I started experimenting by mixing spices with European and other Western cuisines. The result is truly delicious. I love trying out different spices with different recipes. Sometimes I use the powder and sometimes I grind the spices with other herbs, onions, etc in the blender. The result is quite spectacular – a lovely fusion of the East and West. I hope you like my recipes and are inspired enough to try out a few of them. I would love to hear back from you. You can contact me at pvardaraj@gmail.com.

9 thoughts on “Banana Mincemeat Bread

  1. Yum! This recipe looks simple and delicious. I’m a big fan of both! 🙂

    I love your philosophy of using what you already have too. Doesn’t that make life so much easier?

    Thanks for sharing this! ♥

    1. Thank you for the comment. It is really delicious and the aroma is great. I haven’t been posting much because several of my cats were down with viral infection and I was busy going to the vet everyday. One of our cats Grimalkin passed away on January 30th. He had serious health issues which led to renal failure. ):

  2. Thank you for the comment. It is really delicious and the aroma is great. I haven’t been posting much because several of my cats were down with viral infection and I was busy going to the vet everyday. One of our cats Grimalkin passed away on January 30th. He had serious health issues which led to renal failure. ):

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