Ingredients

75 g (3 oz) melted unsaturated spread, plus a little extra for greasing
150 g (5 oz) wholemeal self-raising flour 75 g (3 oz) wholemeal plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
75 g (3 oz) brown sugar 3 bananas, well mashed
100 g (3 1/2 oz) seedless raisins 2 eggs, lightly beaten
Why go bananas? Latest research shows that a dietary pattern with more servings of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and beans than of animal-based foods, low-fat and fat-free dairy produce, and more emphasis on foods that provide potassium, calcium and magnesium help to prevent high blood pressure. All fruit and vegetables are good sources of potassium,...

Instructions

1.Grease a 1 kg (2 lb) loaf tin. Melt the spread in small saucepan over a low heat Sift the flours, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar, mashed bananas, melted spread, raisins and eggs and beat for 3 minutes until smooth.
2.Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in a preheated oven, 180°C (350°F), Gas Mark 4, for 50 minutes-1 hour until a skewer pierced through the centre comes out clean Stand the tin on a wire rack to cool slightly before turning out.
3.The tea bread is much tastier if left to mellow for 2-3 days wrapped closely in foil. It can be served thinly sliced and spread with low-fat soft cheese or made into sandwiches with thinly sliced apple or mashed banana.

Why go bananas? Latest research shows that a dietary
pattern with more servings of fruits, vegetables, grains,
nuts and beans than of animal-based foods, low-fat and
fat-free dairy produce, and more emphasis on foods that
provide potassium, calcium and magnesium help to
prevent high blood pressure. All fruit and vegetables are
good sources of potassium, but particularly bananas, dried
fruit, apricots, rhubarb, blackcurrants, pulses, baked beans,
beetroot, sweetcorn, mushrooms, spinach and potatoes.

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