banana bread

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Ripe bananas in the fruit bowl? Then give this recipe a try! I have spent years perfecting my banana bread recipe and now it’s finally ready to share.

🍴Serves: 10
🕒 Prep: 10 mins  Cook: 50 mins


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup sunflower or extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 mashed ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • Few drops vanilla essence
  • 1 cup plain wholemeal flour (or try using half and half)
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • cup chia seeds, or seeds or chopped nuts of your choice (I used seeds so that they can take it to school), extra for sprinkling
  • ½ cup milk
  • Juice of half a lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease and line a loaf tin
  2. Mix sugar, oil, bananas, eggs and vanilla together
  3. Add in dry ingredients (flours, spices and seeds)
  4. Mix in milk and lemon juice
  5. Stir until combined (but not over mixed)
  6. Spoon into tin
  7. Sprinkle with extra nuts or seeds
  8. Bake in oven for about 50-60 minutes. Test with a skewer or butter knife (inserted into centre of bread)


Substitute sugar with dried fruit (sultanas or cranberries).

Milk with a teaspoon of lemon is a substitute for buttermilk.


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