A perfect sweet treat with friends.


  • 2 cups self raising flour

  • ½ cup plain flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 3 very ripe bananas, peeled, mashed

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • Finely grated rind 1 orange

  • 2 tblsp vegetable or light olive oil

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries


  • 1.

    Preheat oven 170°C. Grease and line a 8cm x 25cm (base) loaf pan allowing overhand at both long ends.

  • 2.

    Sift the flours, baking powder and nutmeg together into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar. Combine bananas, eggs, buttermilk, orange rind and oil in a jug and whisk well to combine then pour into the flour mixture. Stir gently to combine.

  • 3.

    Pour mixture into prepared pan. Scatter the blueberries over the top and poke them into the mixture.

  • 4.

    Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, if the top starts to brown too much cover loosely with foil after 40 minutes.

  • 5.

    Set aside to cool in pan for 15 minutes. Lift onto a wire rack to cool. Slice and serve. It’s delicious warm, cold or toasted under a hot grill.


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