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Really Easy Banana Bread

Are you looking for a no-fail, simple, healthy, really easy banana bread recipe?  Look no further!  I have one that is a tried and tested winner.  

I have been making this really easy banana bread for years and have perfected it along the way.  It is delicious served warm with butter or yoghurt for breakfast or simply added as is to the snack box.  It is the perfect treat to nourish your family or share with friends over conversation and a cup of tea.  Why not save time by doubling the recipe to make two as it stores well in the freezer leaving you less work in the kitchen and more time doing the things that you love!

Really easy banana bread

How to make Really Easy Banana Bread

Don’t throw out those over ripe, brown bananas waiting patiently in the bottom of the fruit bowl!  They are perfect for banana bread!


1 2/3 cup spelt flour, sifted

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup rapadura sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 eggs

1/2 cup macadamia oil (use coconut oil for nut free)

3 mashed bananas

1 tsp vanilla extract

What to do:

Preheat your oven to 160 degrees celcius. Grease and line your loaf pan.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the center. Add the eggs, followed by the oil, bananas and vanilla extract and mix well until it is all combined.

Pour into your loaf pan. You can sprinkle the top with sugar, cinnamon or nuts like pecans or walnuts if you like. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when you test it (maybe check after 50 minutes if your oven is fan forced). Leave in the pan for five minutes and then cool on a rack or…if you are like me…eat it while it’s still warm!

  • You can make a double batch – eat one now and slice and freeze the other for toast.
  • Top with luxurious things like natural yogurt, sliced banana and maple syrup or sweetened ricotta, strawberries and honey for a lovely brunch (or dinner, you know, I’m not going to judge!)
  • Great energy hit for hungry kids – dairy, nut and soy free and spelt flour makes it a little easier on tummies than normal wheat flour. Enjoy!


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11 thoughts on “Really Easy Banana Bread

  1. I am going to make this for the weekend, let you know what it is like 🙂
    Thank you !

    1. Will love to hear how you go x

  2. Hi Kristin,

    Will try this for sure for my little guy….and me! I try to be gluten free as it seems to flare up my son’s eczema – could I sub spelt flour with pumpkin seed meal? Or any other suggestions?


    1. I often make banana bread with almond meal for a gf treat but I haven’t tried it with this recipe so I couldn’t be sure it would work. I think Alisha from Naughty Naturopath Mum has an ace GF banana bread recipe though x

  3. Kristin this banana bread was sooo easy to make that I made it while my husband was doing the BBQ for dinner. I made it with self-raising wholemeal flour as we are not a gluten free household and I gotta say, it was delicious! Kids are happy to have a new lunch box treat as well. Grazie mille! Lucrezia x

    1. So glad you liked it Lucrezia xo

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  7. I am coeliac, can you sub gf flour for the spelt?

    1. I haven’t tried it Benita but I don’t see why not.

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