New Recipe: Royal Family’s Banana Bread Recipes Include Fruit And Nuts Or Caramel

Just because we’re not in Lockdown anymore, doesn’t mean we’ve fallen out of love with banana bread. We still love that sticky, squishy tasty way of using up sad, brown bananas.

And we love it even more now that we know the royal family is partial to a slice or two.

But get this, according to The Queen’s former chef, Darren McGrady, there’s not one but TWO banana bread recipes doing the rounds at Buckingham Palace. Depending on who was having a slice, made the decision on which one he made.

Darren explained that there was always a banana bread made with fruit and nuts in the fridge just in case an unexpected visitor turned up for afternoon tea.

the royal family’s banana bread recipe is different depending who’s eating it

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“At the palace, we’d have banana bread in the refrigerator all the time. So if suddenly Princess Anne turned up and wanted afternoon tea just as we were locking up the kitchen and going for a break, it was okay because we had banana bread,” Darren told Insider.

“It was the same if the Queen had guests. Comfort food would always be on the menu.”

But, when it came to the kids of the royal family, Darren skipped the fruit and nuts and added caramel instead.

“The only thing it wasn’t used for was the royal nursery. And that’s because the royal children at the time — Wills, Harry, Beatrice, Eugenie — didn’t like fruit and nuts.

the royal family’s banana bread recipe is different depending who’s eating it

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“What kids like fruit cake? They don’t. So that’s where my banana caramel cake came in. We’d make the banana bread with a sweet caramel frosting, and that was popular with them,” he added.

Is it bad that even though we’re adults, we much prefer the sound of the kids’ version?

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