Plums add just the right sweetener to a classic banana bread.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
In a large bowl, mash the sugar and margarine together until creamy, and beat in the eggs. In a separate bowl, sift the flour with baking powder and baking soda. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture in thirds, alternating with the mashed bananas until the batter is smooth and well combined. Gently fold in the plums, and place the batter into the prepared baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 1 hour.
Per Serving: 247 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 213.5mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which not always rise as well as white bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.