Banana Bread

When banana’s become overripe they are still very useful. I like to peel and freeze them to use in smoothies or make ‘ice cream’ with them in my Thermomix. I also love making Banana bread as it is so easy and a really great healthy snack.  I was all out of banana’s today, but my local food store Gumtree often puts out a basket of over ripe Banana’s and today was my lucky day so on the way home from walking my dog, I grabbed a bunch.

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Here is my recipe.

Makes 1 loaf

  • 350 g ripe banana (around 3x medium bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 free range / organic eggs
  • 60 g (2 tablespoons) of something sweet- I often used stewed apple, today I used stewed quinces. You could also use good quality honey, maple syrup or agave
  • 70 g (1/4 cup)  macadamia nut oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2  tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bi carb soda
  • 150 g ( 1 3/4 cups) almond meal
  • 50g (1/4 cup) coconut flour
  • 25 g (2 tablespoons)  chia seeds
  • 2 heaped teaspoons maca (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. Combine banana, something sweet, oil, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, bicarb and baking powder. You can do this by hand in a large bowl. I throw it all into my Thermomix.
  3. Add the almond meal, coconut flour, maca (if using) and chia seeds and mix well.
  4. Lightly grease one loaf tin
  5. Pour batter into the tin and bake for around 45  minutes  ( a skewer inserted into the centre should come out dry). You may need to cover with foil during baking so its doesn’t become too brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before turning out the loaf.
  7. Enjoy! 


I love to eat it as is, or spread with a little nut butter or coconut yoghurt.

BananaPicture taken from Thanks Dr Carlie.

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