Lemony Olive Oil Banana Bread. The Fabulous Fresh & Onlys.

Olive Oil Banana Bread.

Sounds interesting.

Lemony Olive Oil Banana Bread.

Sounds really good.

And it is. Super moist with a sweet and tangy glaze that hardens a bit as it sets.

Lemony Olive Oil Banana Bread

Ingredients for the bread:

1 cup / 4.5 oz / 125g all-purpose flour
1 cup / 4.5 oz / 125g whole wheat flour
3/4 cup / 4.5 oz / 125g dark muscovado or dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
80 ml extra-virgin olive oil
2 eggs
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup/60ml plain yogurt
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the glaze:

1/2 cup / 3 oz / 85g sifted dark muscovado or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup / 2 oz / 55g confectioners’ sugar
4 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and place a rack in the center.

2. Grease a 9- by 5- inch (23 x 13 cm) loaf pan, or equivalent.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

4. In a separate bowl, mix together the olive oil, mashed banana, eggs, yogurt, zest, and vanilla. Pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture and fold with a spatula until just combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until golden brown, about 50 minutes.

5. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn the loaf out of the pan to cool completely.

6. While the cake is cooling, prepare the glaze. In a bowl, whisk together the sugars and the lemon juice until smooth. When the cake is completely cool, drizzle the glaze on top of the cake, spreading with a spatula to cover.

Serves 10

Recipe from Jamie Magazine

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