Moonira’s recipe for banana bread

Fancy yourself as a star baker?

This bank holiday, why not try your hand at MasterChef’s Moonira Hinglotwala’s delicious banana bread?


  • 9oz self-raising flour
  • 6oz soft light brown sugar
  • 3oz softened butter
  • 2 eggs – lightly beaten
  • 2 large or 4 small ripe bananas – mashed (about 12oz unpeeled weight)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 2oz chopped walnuts


Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees/ 160 degrees fan oven/ Gas mark 4.

In a bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each time.

Beat in the mashed bananas, stirring well to combine.

Fold in dry ingredients then stir in the walnuts.

Pour into a greased and lined 2lb loaf tin.

Bake for one hour or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 20 minutes in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack.

Cool completely before slicing.

Blackburn with Darwen Council has teamed up with Moonira for the latest edition of The Shuttle Extra to help highlight the issue of food waste in the borough.

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