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Mini Banana Loaves with Cream Cheese Frosting

Makes 4.

Equipment Required

  • Weighing scales

  • Hand mixer

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Large spoon

  • Non-stick loaf tins

  • Sieve

  • Oven gloves

Banana Loaf Ingredients

  • 100g Soft spread

  • 100g Caster Sugar

  • 2 Eggs

  • 100g Self Raising Flour

  • 2 Squishy mashed bananas (over ripe bananas are best for this recipe because they have so much flavour)

  • Canola spray

Method

  • Set the oven to 180 degrees Celsius

  • Weigh out all your ingredients

  • Spray each of the loaf tins with a small amount of Canola

  • Mix the spread and sugar together in a large bowl using the hand mixer

  • Add the eggs and mashed bananas to the bowl and mix together well

  • Add the self raising flour to the bowl and mix well

  • Spoon the mixture into the loaf tins and fill to approximately 2/3 full

  • Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes

  • To check that the loaves are cooked, stick a skewer into the centre of each loaf. If the skewer comes out clean the loaves are cooked. If the skewer comes out with mixture on it the loaves need a little longer to bake.

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 115g Soft cream cheese

  • 1/4 cup Softened butter

  • 1.5 cups long sugar - sieved

  • 1 tablespoon thick cream

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Method

  • Mix cream cheese and butter together

  • Gradually add sieved icing sugar to cream cheese and butter mixture

  • Add cream and vanilla extract and stir well

  • Top each loaf generously with frosting.

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