Abigail Evan’s Banana Loaf Recipe

Abigail Evan’s Banana Loaf Recipe

In the first chapter of “Siren in the Wind,” Abigail Evans bakes a delicious banana loaf for a client. Feel free to copy the recipe down below and enjoy the brief excerpt from “Siren in the Wind.”

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Abby pottered around the kitchen, feeling lighter after her swim, loving the buzz she got from exercise, plus the added benefit of keeping trim. It meant she could happily bake without indulgence guilt looming. Not that she exercised for appearance reasons, she craved the spiritual aspect, taking her mind off the constant worry and prepping herself for whatever lay ahead.

She hummed while peeling bananas for the loaf mix. She wasn’t the best baker but learned as she went along. A British roommate taught her the basics a few years ago. Her mom had never taught her. Growing up, they were always traveling, working in remote villages in distant countries, and there was never any time to bake cakes; her parents had enough time, though, to beat her until she bled. She vowed she would never go back to that life.

She’d run away at sixteen, happy to work at fast food spots while attending art classes. Finding her way to a life filled with light was the goal, and she’d become a nomad. Until that terrible night… Abby knew she hadn’t been the first. She wasn’t a fool. How many women had come before her? How many were out there now, waiting?

In the early hours of the morning when she woke from the terror-swamped nightmares, Abby wondered who could save her. But whenever she woke, she knew her path was the righteous one. The key was remaining in control, and jittery hands were unacceptable. Instead of sieving the dry ingredients, Abby set the flour aside and tidied up the small mess trailing the counter. Some might call her a perfectionist, but since escaping her chaotic childhood she’d always strived for order. As a teenager, she’d foolishly convinced herself that she controlled her destiny, but she now knew better.

The waiting was the worst. They’d make contact soon. Six weeks ago, Abby had received an anonymous tip-off that terrified her. She wasn’t sure how or where it would happen, but she was as ready as she’d ever been.

The cell phone on the counter rang.

Abigail’s Banana Loaf Recipe

Pre-heat oven to 350F (180c)

Grease and line a standard sized loaf tin


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 120 grams of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 large ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 65 mls water
  • Chocolate chips – optional



  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly.
  3. Add mashed bananas. Mix well.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder and the pinch of salt together and add to the wet ingredients.
  5. Mix the baking soda into the water and add to the mix.
  6. Pour into the greased loaf tin.
  7. Sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips on top if needed.
  8. Bake at 350f (180c) for 45 minutes.
  9. Have on its own, with butter or chocolate spread.


– Louise Dawn xx