Healthy banana bread

For those who are fans of the traditional banana bread but not the high sugar content, this healthy spin on banana bread is a lot lower in carbs and refined sugar but equally delicious. The addition of nuts and seeds provides quality fats and added nutrients and is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.


Serves: 6
Ingredients:  12
Serving Size:  143g
Total calories:  422 kcal
Carbohydrates:  28.57g
Fat:  32.85g
Protein:  10.76g


  • 2 cups ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 to 2 tsp Nature Sweet, for extra sweetness (optional)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, to top
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, to top


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line loaf tin with baking paper or olive oil.
  2. Place banana, milk, oil and vanilla essence in blender and mix until well combined.
  3. Place rest of ingredients except for seeds into a large bowl and combine. Add wet mixture to bowl and gently combine. Add seeds last, gently stirring through.
  4. Pour mixture into loaf tin, topping with additional seeds if desired. Place in oven for an hour or until golden brown.
  5. Serve warm or cold.
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