Banana bread

Updated: Feb 2

What is is about banana bread that everyone loves? It's so easy to make and eat in any number of ways. I like mine spread with cream cheese, Mister W likes his with golden syrup and custard!


Bananas are an amazing fruit. They provide energy because they are a 'slow release carbohydrate' (as long as they're not too ripe). This means that they keep you fuller for longer than a sugar snack - plus they have no fat! Bananas contain manganese (for skin health) and loads of potassium which is good for blood pressure regulation and heart health. This recipe is low on sugar and contains ground almonds to add some additional flavour and protein. The seeds also add protein, essential omega 3 and some very tasty crunch. Hope you enjoy this recipe - let me know if you make it!


4-5 very ripe bananas – mashed

180 plain wholemeal flour,

120g ground almonds

85g light muscovado sugar;

100g butter

3 medium or 2 large eggs, beaten

1 tbsp sunflower seeds

1 tbsp chia seeds

2 tablespoons of any milk

½ tsp vanilla extract

tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarb of soda . WHAT YOU DO:

Sieve the flour and almonds with bicarb & baking powder. Whip the butter & sugar, add the egg mixture gradually with a spoon of flour each time & the vanilla essence at some point during this step, and beat it all to a smooth consistency. Then add the remaining flour mixture gently and finally fold in the mashed bananas. Cook in a fan oven on a 170c for about 45-50 mins. Check it’s done with a skewer (it should come out clean if it's cooked) but leave it in for as long as it takes, which could be longer than you think. Cover the top with foil if it's browning too much. 😊


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