Growing Chefs! Ontario Banana Bread
Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.
Using a fork mash and then measure out the banana
Measure the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix together in a bowl
Measure out the dried fruit, butter, sugar, nuts and and juice the orange. zest
Start by cutting up the dried fruit so that all of the pieces are roughly the size of a raisin.
Place the fruit in a small pot with the orange juice and bring to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat and let cool completely.
Preheat the oven to 325F. Using your fingertips or a piece of paper towel grease the loaf pan with butter.
Stir in the sugar and orange with the mashed bananas. zest
Stir in one egg at a time and then add the poached fruit and nuts.
Stir in flour mixture in three batches and add the melted butter.
Scrape the batter into the loaf pan and bake and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.