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Blackberry and lime banana bread

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Let’s take the classic to a whole new level with our blackberry and lime banana bread recipe.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time1 hour
  • Prep time15 minutes
Blackberry and lime banana bread


  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
  • ½ cup (125ml) buttermilk
  • 150g melted butter
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 2 mashed large ripe bananas
  • 1 cup (150g) frozen blackberries
  • 2 tsp lime rind, finely grated

Blackberry frosting

  • ½ cup (75g) frozen blackberries
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 125g softened butter
  • 1½ cups (240g) icing sugar mixture

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  1. Step 1

    To make the banana bread, mix caster sugar and self-raising flour in a bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Whisk buttermilk, butter, eggs and 2 mashed large ripe bananas in a medium bowl. Add to flour mixture and stir to combine.

  3. Step 3

    Stir in frozen blackberries and lime rind.

  4. Step 4

    Pour the banana mixture into a greased and lined 10cm x 22cm loaf pan. Smooth the surface. Bake at 180C for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 mins, then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. Step 5

    To make blackberry frosting, place frozen blackberries and caster sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until blackberries start to collapse.

  6. Step 6

    Cook for a further 5 mins or until mixture thickens slightly. Strain through a fine sieve. Use an electric mixer to beat butter in a bowl until very pale. Gradually add icing sugar mixture, beating well after each addition.

  7. Step 7

    Reserve 2 tbs of blackberry puree. Add remaining puree to butter mixture. Spread over cooled banana bread. Drizzle with reserved puree.

Now get cooking

It’s always fun to mix and match, especially when flavours work well together. With the sweetness of the bananas, paired with the tartness of the berries and the zestiness of the limes, this Blackberry and Lime Banana Bread recipe creates a flavour profile that plays with your taste buds in the most delicious way. This really is a morning or afternoon tea delight. The dense richness of the banana bread is flavoured with fruity enhancements. But that's not all. It is then topped with a gorgeous buttery berry frosting and drizzled with blackberry puree. You could even serve this beauty as a dessert with some extra blackberry puree for good measure! Baking with blackberries is always delicious. You might also like to try our quick and easy Wholemeal Plum and Blackberry Honey Cake. Loaded with plums and blackberries for a fruity bite, this is another delicious morning or afternoon treat.