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Banana Lemon and Rind Loaf

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Banana Lemon and Rind Loaf with delicious Lemon Glaze Frosting. This is so delicious and perfect for afternoon teatime


3 ripe bananas
2 cups blending flour (regular all-purpose / cake flour will also work)
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup 1% milk
Juice of 1 lemon

Banana Lemon and Rind Loaf


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
Blend together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat together sliced bananas, sugar, and eggs until smooth.
Add the vegetable oil, milk, and lemon juice and beat until silky.
Add dry mixture and mix till well incorporated.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Turn off the oven and leave it in the warm oven for 5-10 minutes.
Take it out and let it cool for 5 minutes then remove from loaf pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Lemon Glaze Frosting Ingredients

2 cups icing sugar
rind and juice of 1 lemon
1 Tablespoon (15g) butter, at room temperature

Tip to soften up butter

If the butter is cold and hard because you forgot to take it out of the fridge in time, place it on a side plate. Cook water till it’s boiling, and fill up a mug. Let it sit and when the mug is nice and hot, toss the water, and put the mug over the butter on the plate. Leave it for a minute or so, and you will have room-temperature butter.


Whisk icing sugar, lemon juice, butter, and ½ the lemon rind until very thick and white.
Spread the frosting over the top of the cooled loaf and decorate with the remaining rind.

Original recipe by: usarecipes4u and seen posted by: RECIPIES FOR AFRICA – SHARE your Favourite Recipes
Prepared, modified, tried, and tested by Esme Salon 

Comment by: Marlene-Rick Harker 
My 7-year-old granddaughter, Nikita, made the banana and lemon loaf (with Mimi’s help) and most of it has been eaten already. It was so delicious and I did make the icing but we ate the loaf and forgot about the icing.

TRH granddaughter
Easy as 7-year-old granddaughter made a Banana Lemon and Rind Loaf

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