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Meghan Markle Bakes Banana Bread For A Family And We Found The Secret Ingredient

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Years before Meghan Markle met Prince Harry, she gave us a glimpse into her life through  her now-inactive blog The Tig.

The former actress used the platform to share things that made her happy, including travel, fashion, beauty, philanthropy, and of course, food.

The Duchess of Sussex does not only enjoy eating delicious food, she loves creating it too, and even shared a few of her favorite recipes with her readers over the years.

Meghan Markle baking
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Due to privacy reasons, Meghan had to give up the blog after her May wedding to Prince Harry, but that doesn't mean she has held back her passion for food. In fact, one of the mother-to-be's first solo projects is a charity cookbook containing 50 recipes created in collaboration with a group of women who survived the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

This week, the 37-year-old once again used food to bring people together while visiting Mountain View Farm in Dubbo, Australia.

Meghan reportedly baked a delicious treat in the kitchen at Admiralty House, the Sydney home of the Governor-General of Australia, the night before their visit to the local family-run farm.

"She loves baking and just decided to take something along with her on the spur of the moment," an aide told reporters.

Despite being jet-lagged and having 76 engagements to attend in 16 days, the royal took the time to make a banana bread with a unique twist.

Meghan's cake went up against other baked goodies by the Country Women's Association, who are some of the best bakers in that part of the world, and it was hit with everyone.

She also brought along a tin of Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend tea as a gift.

So what's her secret for a delicious banana bread?

Meghan hasn't shared the recipe with the public, but those who were lucky enough to try a slice said she incorporated lots of chocolate chip as well as slices of ginger into the loaf.

"It was such a nice and thoughtful thing for her to do," said Benita Woodley, whose parents Scott and Elaine run the farm. "We are really touched."

Meghan's baking skills were not only praised by the guests who sampled the cake, people on social media also applauded the duchess for taking the initiative to do something a royal isn't expected to do.

If you're inspired by Meghan's banana bread, here's a great recipe and some helpful tips to help you create a delicious treat. If you're really feeling adventurous like the duchess, try adding fresh ginger slices for a bit of a kick.

Do you have a go-to banana bread recipe?

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