Banana loaf with pistachio and icing topping

| May 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recipe supplied by Adele at Made 2 Measure Catering: telephone 07801 270703.

Banana Loaf with Pistachio Nut and Icing Topping


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 8oz (225g) self-raising flour
  • 2oz (55g) unsalted butter
  • 4oz (115g) caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Small amount of icing sugar
  • Handful of pistachio nuts, crushed


  1. Grease and line a loaf tin. In a large bowl, break up the bananas using a fork. Add the beaten egg and milk, along with the cinnamon. Next, combine the butter and sugar together in a separate bowl and add to the banana mixture. Gradually add the flour until everything is combined in one large bowl.
  2. Place the mixture in the loaf tin, evenly smoothing the top with the back of a spoon.
  3. Bake in the oven for 50 mins at gas mark 5, or 160-170°C/375°F.
  4. When cool, mix some icing sugar with water to make a thin paste, spread onto the loaf, then sprinkle the pistachio nuts on top for decoration.
  5. Delicious served as an afternoon tea delicacy: tastes especially yummy spread with butter. Enjoy!
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