Banana Bread

I’m always searching for recipes. My sister was surprised when I said I have to go find a banana bread recipe one day because she just assumed that I’d have one tucked away in my memory banks somewhere. I don’t have that type of memory. I have to google everything and often what I cook becomes a mash of different recipes I vaguely recall reading. So, I thought since the family has a blog why don’t I just add all my vague recipe ideas here!

I’m starting with banana bread! Neil *hates* waste and sometimes I buy too many bananas and they get way too brown way too quick. Peyton freezes some for smoothies but often the rest go into banana bread. I just want to say that even though I call it banana bread let’s be honest here, it’s cake. It’s not healthy and I do eat it for breakfast with my coffee.

I also use my food processor for this.


210gm Self raising flour

160gm Coconut oil

160gm Sugar

3 mashed medium banana

2 large eggs (I use duck eggs)

1 tablespoon Vanilla essence

Crushed walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 160C and line loaf pan
  • Add sugar and coconut oil to food processor and whizz till combined
  • Add eggs, banana, and vanilla essence and whizz some more
  • Add flour and walnuts and mix till just combined
  • Pour batter into pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean


I want to say that if you only have 2 bananas you can use 3 eggs instead. I’m going to have to give that a go though. Might be too eggy, maybe just stick with 2 bananas and 2 eggs.

I like coffee flavoured things so I added a ¼ cup of very strong coffee. Worked well!

You can substitute butter for the coconut oil but in terms of weight you’ll need a touch more, maybe 170gm of butter instead.

I added a diced medium sized apple and a tablespoon of cinnamon because of the moisture in the apple I also added 40-50gm more flour and accidentally cooked it for an extra half hour. It didn’t burn and it looks good but it doesn’t need that much extra time. Next time just an extra 15 minutes.

Banana bread. Apple, cinnamon and coffee version.

Banana bread. Apple, cinnamon and coffee version. It was still a lot warm when I cut into it and I probably should have left it for a little longer. Smells amazing though.

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