Crunchy barmbrack and banana crumble

This tasty dessert is a great way to use up any leftover fruit loaf

Crunchy Barmbrack and banana crumble 2 - low res

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4-6


200g barmbrack or fruit loaf, dark crusts removed and torn into cubes

100g your favourite nuts, roughly chopped

50g oats, optional

2 egg yolks

50g sugar

75g butter, melted

4-6 large bananas

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

2-3 tbsp golden syrup or sugar

Yoghurt or ice cream to serve


1. Preheat oven to 190°C/R5.

2. In a large bowl combine the barmbrack, nuts, oats if using, yolks and sugar. Drizzle over the melted butter, tossing the ingredients with your hand to mix evenly.

3. Peel and chop the bananas into 3-4 cm pieces. Toss with the lemon juice, zest and syrup. Place the bananas in a baking dish, top with the barmbrack mixture and flatten gently with your hand. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the topping is golden and crunchy. Allow to cool slightly then serve with yoghurt or ice cream.

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