Black Treacle and Banana Bread (Low sugar)

Black Treacle and Banana Bread (Low sugar)
Black Treacle & Banana Bread
Serves 8
Inspired by a combination of the Bake Off's "no sugar cake" challenge last night and the pile of rotting bananas in my fruit bowl, I came up with this low fat, low sugar but rather yummy banana bread. Yes, I know treacle is technically sugar, but you could swap it for agave syrup or honey if you want to be really strict. I think the treacle gives it a lovely colour and a very distinctive taste. It makes the perfect after school "I'm starving" snack which kids will easily be able to knock up themselves. 
  1. 50g unsalted butter (melted)
  2. 75g full fat natural yoghurt
  3. 2 medium free range eggs
  4. 50g black treacle (or honey if you prefer)
  5. 100g plain flour
  6. 100g plain wholemeal flour
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  9. 2 very ripe bananas (mashed)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan) and grease and line a standard-sized loaf tin with greaseproof paper
  2. In a bowl whisk the melted butter with the yoghurt and eggs, then stir in the treacle (it will look a bit curdley at this stage but that doesn't matter)
  3. Weigh the flours, baking powder and cinnamon into another bowl, then pour in the butter & yoghurt mixture and add the mashed bananas
  4. Fold gently until just combined (try not to overmix or your cake will not be light and fluffy)
  5. Pour into the prepared tin and bake on the middle shelf for 35 - 40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean
  6. Allow to cool before cutting into slices and serving
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