Welcome to the new look I Spy Plum Pie! I decided it was time to change things up a bit so after a bit of a play on the weekend, here we have it! It was mainly B’s handy work, with me sitting to the side picking colours and asking a whole heap of questions, and in the end we have gone for what I think is a more streamlined, simple layout. I’m still playing with some of the features, but so far I’m liking it! I’d love to hear your thoughts too!
A new look blog needed some cake to celebrate with so I made use of the bananas looking a bit sad in my fruit bowl, and whipped up this banana oat loaf which is going to be perfect with a cup of tea mid-arvo to help get us through the working week!
- 2 large overripe bananas
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup yoghurt (I used vanilla Jalna yoghurt)
- 2 eggs
- 1tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups plain flour
- 2tsp baking powder
- 2tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp ground nutmeg
- 1tsp ground ginger
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- Cinnamon sugar to sprinkle
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Mash the banana in a large bowl
- Add the oil, eggs, yoghurt, vanilla and sugar and whisk to combine
- Add the flour, baking powder and spices and fold through
- Roughly chop the walnuts then add with the oats and fold to combine
- Pour into a lined loaf tin and then sprinkle with some additional oats and cinnamon sugar on top (or just cinnamon and brown sugar)
- Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean through the centre
- Leave to cool slightly in the pan then cool completely on a wire rack
The oats make it quite dense, so one slice is plenty with a cup of tea! The walnuts add a nice bit of additional texture, and really, walnuts just go so well with bananas!
What’s planned for afternoon tea at your place? I’d love to hear any of your thoughts on the new look I Spy Plum Pie too!