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Pear & Banana Tealoaf

15 minutes
Serves 4
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC, and grease and/or line a medium loaf tin. Make Nerada tea in a small saucepan or microwave-proof bowl, using 1 tea.
  2. Remove teabag, and add pears and butter, bringing to boil. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes until pears soften (microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes). Meanwhile mash banana (1 large or 2 small) with lemon juice and salt.
  3. Measure into large bowl, stirring in flour, spices, ground almonds and sultanas, adding in lightly cooled pear mixture, and stir until well combined. Add a little more tea if mixture is too dry (this will depend on ripeness of bananas).
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared tin and bake in oven until cooked. Serve buttered or plain.


  • 190ml (¾ cup) hot black Nerada Tea
  • 90g (¾ cup) dried pears (chopped)
  • 160g (1 ½ cups) mashed banana
  • 40mls (2 tablespoons) butter or margarine
  • 125ml (½ cup) honey
  • 240g (1 ½ cups) wholemeal SR flour
  • ½ tspn salt
  • 1 tspn lemon juice, added to banana
  • 1 tspn powdered cinnamon
  • 70g (½ cup) ground almonds
  • 90g (½ cup) sultanas
  • ½ tspn powdered nutmeg (optional)