Often banana bread is laden with oil or butter, refined white flour and loads of sugar. Here we have created a healthier version that is just as, if not more delicious! We also have a gluten free nut free version.

This recipe freezes well.

Wholemeal Banana Bread
Author: The Nutrition Guru and The Chef
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Serves: 10 slices
  • 3 bananas (the riper the better)
  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal plain flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs (or chia mixture above)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 cup walnuts or macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 ower or olive oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Grease and line a loaf pan with grease proof paper
  3. In a blender or thermomix, blend the bananas until smooth
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend for 1 minute until smooth
  5. Pour batter into pan
  6. If using the crunchy topping, see below
  7. ace on middle shelf of oven
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean
  10. Place all ingredients in the blender and pulse until mixed but still chunky
  11. Using your hands, sprinkle along the top of the cake just before going in the oven
  12. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds to finish

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Tara is a university qualified nutritionist, renowned for her no-nonsense approach to nutrition and health. She helps people  learn how to live a healthy life without the need for fad diets or expensive crazy ingredients. Just real food.