Banana Bread : one bowl, So Yummy, so easy!

Banana bread that’s mixed in one bowl, so light and fluffy yet made with wholesome wholemeal flour.

Banana bread that’s mixed in one bowl, so light and fluffy yet made with wholesome wholemeal flour.

If you find yourself with a fruit bowl full of very ripe bananas, and fancy a slice of the most deliciously moist yet fluffy banana bread, without turning the kitchen upside down making messes, then this could well become your new go-to recipe.

Made in just one bowl, it’ll be mixed and in the oven before you can ask “Does anybody feel like banana bread?”

(Which is a rhetorical question really - it’s one of those classic dishes which are much loved for delicious reasons.)

Oh, and it goes without saying,
that this fabulous little treasure is
dairy-free, egg-free, vegan,
and made with simple, whole-food ingredients.
Using wholemeal spelt flour and chia seeds,
it has a very light texture,
so much so that I very much doubt anybody could guess
it’s not made with white flour.

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(vegan : egg-free : dairy-free : wholefoods)


  • 4 bananas

  • ½ cup olive oil (or a mix of walnut and olive oils)

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • ½ cup soya milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste

  • ¼ cup chia seeds

  • 1 cup coconut flakes  

  • 2 cups wholemeal spelt flour

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C and line a loaf tin with parchment paper.

  • Mash wet ingredients together in a large mixing bowl with a fork. 

  • Place dry ingredients on top in that order and stir through gently with fork.

  • Pour into lined loaf tin, and press a handful of your favourite nuts onto the top of the batter.

  • Bake 40 mins at 180 degrees, or until a skewer comes out cleanly. 

  • Turn out of the tin to cool on a cooling rack.

  • Delicious while still warm served with a dollop of coconut yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup as a dessert. 

  • Or let it cool to room temperature and serve just as it is. 

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market treasures

Baking banana bread first thing on a Saturday morning, means when we get home from the Farmer’s Market,
there’s something ready and waiting to munch on while
we unpack our fresh fruit & veggies.

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what’s in your pantry?

Add a handful of your favourite nuts, chopped fresh or dried fruit, or even dark chocolate chips into the mixture to vary it - depending on what’s in your pantry & what takes your fancy.