Healthy Banana Bread

banana bread

I love a slice of this banana bread after dinner with a cup of herbal tea and a good book. Use wholemeal flour for extra fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Makes: 1 loaf

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 60 mins


1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup honey

2 free-range eggs

2 bananas, mashed, plus 1 extra banana, sliced lengthways, to place on top

1/4 cup milk

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 + 3/4 cups wholemeal plain flour


Preheat oven to 165C and grease a loaf pan.

In a large bowl, whisk the oil and honey together. Add the eggs and whisk well. Then add banana and milk and whisk well to combine.

Add the baking powder, vanilla and cinnamon and whisk to combine. Lastly, stir in the flour until just combined. Some lumps are ok.

Pour the batter into the loaf pan and top with sliced banana. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let the bread cool in the loaf pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool before slicing. Enjoy warm.


Keep in an airtight container for 3 days. If leftovers, slice and freeze for future snacks.

Georgia Houston