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Papaya Banana Bread

Papaya Banana Bread

Papaya Banana Bread – aka how to start your morning with a touch of exotic. This bread is moist and simply delicious!
Course Bread
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 8x24cm (3x9.5 inch) loaf
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 300 gms – 2 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • 200 gms – 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125 ml – ½ cup papaya mashed
  • 125 ml – ½ cup banana mashed
  • 2 eggs lightly whisked
  • 150 ml – 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 70 gms – ½ cup macadamia nuts toasted and chopped
  • A handful of raw macadamia nuts for garnish (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  2. In another bowl, combine the mashed papaya, banana, and eggs.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture.
  4. Also add the vegetable oil and macadamias. Gently stir until just combined.
  5. Put the batter into a greased 8x24cm (3x9.5 inch) loaf pan and top with the raw macadamias.
  6. Bake at 180°C – 355°F for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Set aside for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  7. Slice and serve.