Boozy Marmite and banana loaf

100g unsalted butter, softened (plus a bit to grease the tin)
3 overripe bananas, mashed
3 tbsp dark rum
2 tsp Marmite
180g self-raising flour
25g ground almonds
1½ tsp baking powder
100g dark brown sugar
2 large eggs

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan). Grease a 2lb/900g loaf tin with butter and line with greaseproof paper.
  2. Blitz the banana, rum and Marmite in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Sift the flour, ground almonds and baking powder into a bowl and set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the eggs, adding a tablespoon of the dry ingredients if the mixture starts to curdle.
  5. Carefully fold in the banana mixture and the rest of the dry ingredients, alternating between the two until everything is well combined.
  6. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean (a few crumbs are fine).
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