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10 irresistible banana cakes and loaves

What’s not to love about banana cakes and loaves? From a caramelised banana toffee upside-down cake, to banana loaves with salted caramel icing, this collection is the perfect way to find a solution to your sweet cravings.

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    Caramelised banana toffee upside-down cake

    Nici Wickes' recipe creates a truly spectacular caramelised banana and toffee upside-down cake. It's decadent, sticky and perfect for using up those spotted, over-ripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Gluten-free coconut banana bread

    If you want to make someone's day, bake them this coconut banana bread recipe! It’s so simple to make and yummy on its own or wonderful with toppings such as coconut yoghurt, honey or smashed banana


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    Choc-chunk banana bread

    A classic is given a decadent edge in this delicious choc-chunk banana bread recipe. Dotted with dark chocolate chunks and drizzled with melted chocolate, this the ultimate sweet treat

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Banana loaves with salted caramel icing

    These dense little cakes from Nici Wickes are lashed with salted caramel icing, then drizzled with even more salted caramel for a decadent gluten-free treat!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Banana cake with passionfruit drizzle

    Light and fluffy, this beautiful baked banana cake is glorious drizzled with a rich, sweet passionfruit glaze. Serve yourself a big slice for a brilliant dessert.

    Woman's Day|

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    Gluten-free banana and almond cake

    This is a lovely gluten-free banana cake with a light lemon icing. For a nut-free version, replace the almond meal with buckwheat flour, millet flour or quinoa flour.

    Woman's Day|

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    Vegan-friendly banana bread with walnuts

    Nici Wickes' banana bread recipe is moist, sweet, slightly sticky and keeps well. It’s also dairy and egg-free, so it's vegan-friendly. Try serving with orange butter and honey if you don't have dietary requirements

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Banana bread with honeycomb butter

    This gorgeous recipe is from AEG Ambassador and one of Australia's top chefs, Mark Best. It's wonderfully moist, sweet and moreish. Enjoy a big slice with a dollop of your homemade honeycomb butter.