PEAR, PECAN & MAPLE SYRUP BANANA BREAD

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This is yet another recipe from this month’s Delicious Magazine. Yes, I know it sounds like I work for them but I don’t. I just love it, and this month’s issue is fantastic as always. This recipe for Pear & Maple Syrup Banana Bread by Rosie Ramsden jumped out at me and I knew I had to try it.

Ingredients
100g/3.5oz unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
3 (about 250g/9oz) really ripe and speckled bananas
100g/3.5oz golden caster sugar
2 ripe but still firm comice pears, cored and chopped, dusted in a little flour
1 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to serve
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large free-range egg
150g/5.3oz plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g/2oz pecans, roughly chopped

Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/350F/gas 4. Grease and line a 1 litre loaf tin with baking paper so it overhangs the short edges of the tin. The excess paper will help you lift out the baked cake.

Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl, then stir in the melted butter and caster sugar until well combined.

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Stir through the chopped pears, the maple syrup and vanilla extract then beat in the egg.

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Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda, then gently fold in, along with the pecans.

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Pour the mix into the loaf tin, then bake for 45 minutes.

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The cake should be dark on top with a soft, moist sponge. Check its done by poking a skewer into the centre. If it comes out clean, its ready.

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Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then lift out onto a wire rack to cool. Drizzle with extra maple syrup to serve.

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And there you have it…a deliciously moist, sweet bread, jam-packed full of flavour and texture. Perfect with a cup of tea.

I took this into the office for my colleagues to try out and it went down a storm. In fact, quite a few of my friends said it was their favourite of all my recent bakes.  So I really hope you get a chance to try this out.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Un pied ici, un pied la bàs 19th October 2014 at 6:30 pm

    After the classic banana bread, It seems I am going to love this one!

  • Reply trixfred30 19th October 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Love the drizzle – and I get most of my recipes from Good Food Magazine so might try Delicious for a bit of variety

    • Reply A Spoonful Of Sugar 19th October 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Delicious is my favourite food magazine. Every month its jam-packed full of fantastic recipes that always taste amazing. I do like Good Food Magazine though. We’re spoiled with great magazines. 🙂

  • Reply mash29 20th October 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Yum! I actually bought some pears today. They were meant to be healthy snacks… but this looks good too…

  • Reply The Sunday Baker 21st October 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Saw this on Instagram and just had to come looking for the recipe! Yum xx

    • Reply A Spoonful Of Sugar 21st October 2014 at 6:58 pm

      I hope you like it! It went down a storm with my friends. 🙂

      • Reply The Sunday Baker 21st October 2014 at 7:21 pm

        Hoping it will with mine too. Got some ripening bananas that’ll be just perfect in a few days x

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