Banana bread for babes

Hello friends!

I am particularly joyful this week because…I only have 6 days left of school…FOREVER!!! (Can i get a hallelujah? Amen?) Now I’ve just got to get through exams (duh duh duuuuuuh.) I am also in high spirits because my birthday is this week so I have an excuse to make and eat cake (not that I need an excuse!) In other news, this week I’m bringing you a very rustic lil loaf.

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This banana bread was adapted from the ‘Healthy Hunter

I can’t urge you enough to give this one a try! Not only do you get a gorgeous (and delicious) loaf, but your house smells like cinnamony-bakery-heaven.

Before I give you the recipe though I have to share a little story… (Oi! I see you scrollin’ you hatin’…It’s a good story, I promise!)

So, we had visitors over in the weekend, and being excellent hosts, we offered them some TimTams. While we were eating dinner we heard a ‘clink’… and then we saw one very guilty, cheeky dog slinking out of the lounge. He had gobbled up all but one (rather slobbery) TimTam! The little rascal! “Isn’t chocolate bad for dogs?,” I hear you say. Yes, yes it is…didn’t stop him though!

(See didn’t you enjoy that?)

Here’s the recipe: 

Banana Bread for babes (Serves around 12)

  • 3 ripe bananas (i.e. not green…preferably a bit spotty and fragrant)
  • 3 eggs
  • 300g flour (I used buckwheat)
  • 4 dates, chopped (maybe 6 because we both know you can’t resist…)
  • 2 Tbsp raisins
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (best spice again)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup greek yoghurt (really important! Note: greek yogurt isn’t from Greece…)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds

You need to start by mushing up the bananas. Particularly effective for relieving stress (you show that banana who’s boss! ….Okay…CALM DOWN….er, maybe you should talk to someone about this…) IMG_1159 edit IMG_1160 edit

Then you mix the eggs, vanilla and maple syrup inIMG_1161 edit

Add the dry ingredients, then the yoghurtIMG_1162 edit

Now it’s time for the dates and raisins IMG_1163 edit

Plonk it on in to a greased loaf tinIMG_1165 edit

Sprinkle a cascade of green confetti onto your loaf and bake at 180 degrees C for 45-60 mins (or more if you prick it and it doesn’t come out clean!) IMG_0708 edit

Then you can pull it out and inhale the delicious smell and sigh with pure, unadulterated satisfaction.

I highly recommend that you slather a piece in almond butter and tuck right in…IMG_0712 edit

I won’t even judge you if you go in for seconds!

P.S. The moral of the story is…eat all the TimTams before this one does:

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Don’t worry he’s okay. (except for the crippling guilt)

But that’s enough from us…you should get baking!

6 thoughts on “Banana bread for babes

  1. Chloe says:

    Haha love it, as soon as I have access to an oven I am going to try this out!! I’m travelling in oz at the mo and I also love Tim tams now. I’m new to this blogging thing but would love it if you could check out my posts 🙂 xxxxx

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