Monday, 1 August 2011

Squirrel Nutkin's Banana Nut Loaf

We've been going through bananas super quickly quickly that I haven't been able to grab a couple and set them aside for banana bread...but yesterday I was on the ball...two left sitting in the bowl, one slightly bruised on one side (superficial) I announced...I think I'll make a banana loaf this afternoon...which was met with a happy grin.  

I normally make my mom's banana bread recipe, which is a pretty simple one bowl recipe.  But I felt like I wanted to make something a little bit different and remembered the amazing loaf recipe from Peter Rabbit's Natural Foods Cookbook that my mom used to make every once and a while.  Aren't I so lucky that I was given this cute cookbook to take with me when I left home? 

Squirrel Nutkin's Banana Nut Loaf recipe calls for 3 cups of white flour, or a mixture of white, brown, oatmeal and wheat germ...I opted to mix it up a bit...

The combination of oats and wheat germ with the flour gives this loaf a great have to forgive the bulging middle (this is not a case of cakes resembling their makers) I tossed out my loaf tin before we moved to Edinburgh since the non-stick coating was coming off (nothing worse than that coming off on the bottom of a cake) and only had a silicone loaf mould at hand...which, of course, didn't stop the batter from spreading out (instead of up!)...the bulge is minimal anyway.


  1. That looks wonderful Victoria. Is it more like a fruity bread, than a cake? It looks more like a bread.

  2. Our kids loved the Peter Rabbit stories, but I never saw the cookbook. Sometimes the old classics are the best, in books and in food! I love the addition of oatmeal and wheat germ.

  3. Jac...yes, like a fruit loaf...but there is no like a cake too?

    Sue...i was really happy with how the oatmeal and wheatgerm turned out!!

  4. Hi Victoria, REally love the combination of ingredients in the loaf; sounds good and Healthy.

  5. I just love all your receipes. Maybe you should have your own blogger cookery book. I would certainly buy it.....xx

  6. Yum! Yum! Yum! I would love a copy of that book! What a wonderful loaf.

  7. Mmmm, looks gorgeous. I love banana bread - and my freezer is always full of blackened bananas, the addition of oatmeal sounds like a brilliant idea.


  8. hey hoiaberry.....just ran out to buy fresh wheat germ....can't wait to make Squirrel Nutkin's loaf!!!!

    p.s. good thing you were allowed to pack that book....