WINTER SPICE BANANA BREAD

I’ve been blogging now for well over two years. It started out as “just something to do” and has slowly morphed into a nice little earner, and a serious hobby. Through the local Cincinnati bloggers community I have had the chance to connect with some incredible influencers. Some write about fashion. Some are serious, full time Mom Bloggers. Some, like me, are full on foodies. What has been so inspiring about this group is the unwavering support of each other, the retweets and likes, the steady streams of “yes girl!” comments when we land a campaign or reach a blogging milestone. We’re all boss babes running wildly different blogs, but we’re a close knit group of friends that inspire, encourage and hype up.

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It was my dear friend Layla of Layla Living that introduced me to Blogmas, and I’ve got to admit I’m hella scared. Committing to a blog post every day leading up to Christmas? Not on Instagram or Twitter, but actually full on blog posts? Girl, I gave birth 16 days ago. But I want to do this, it’ll light a fire under my butt, it gives me something to work on while on maternity leave, and it might inspire another blogger somewhere!

My first recipe and first Blogmas post is a seasonal spin on one of my most popular recipes – banana bread. The addition of candied and glace fruits helps shift this classic well into winter, and by swapping the traditional vanilla for cinnamon and ginger, you’ve got the perfect combination of festive flavours. Happy baking, friends!

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INGREDIENTS

10oz PLAIN FLOUR
1 tsp BICARB OF SODA
½ tsp SALT
4oz BUTTER (plus extra for greasing)
8oz CASTER SUGAR
2 FREE RANGE EGGS
4-5 SUPER RIPE BANANAS
½ tsp GROUND CINNAMON
½ tsp GROUND GINGER
4oz CHOPPED DATES
4oz CHOPPED GLACE CHERRIES
2 tsp CANDIED PEEL

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Melanie Holihead says:

    For a woman who gave birth just 16 days ago, you are amazing! This looks delicious – perfect, I bet, with a mug of steaming hot tea (milk, no sugar, of course 😉). Being greedy, I’d want to add to its glory with some butter – cool but not fridge-cold, and thickly spread. More, please!

    1. Phoebe says:

      Why thank you kindly! I have to admit, this is one of my best recipes yet and yes, it did go exceptionally well with a piping hot mug of tea.

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