Aussie Banana Bread

Having travelled to the land of Oz recently I have been obsessed with banana bread. If I have to admit it, BB is something that Aussies are better at than us Brits! However bananas are pretty darn high in fructose, and most recipes have 4 bananas PLUS oodles of sugar. So this is my low fructose take, and I think its pretty darn ‘Bonzer!’ (translation: Great!). Slice and eat warm for maximum effect, however it is also fabulous toasted with peanut butter.



3 bananas, mashed

140g unsalted softened butter

2 large eggs

1tsp vanilla extract

200g plain or coconut flour (I used latter due to denser texture)

2tsp baking powder

1tsp cinnamon

100g walnuts or pecans (optional)



  1. Preheat the oven to 190°c and grease a loaf tin liberally
  2. In a large bowl mash up the bananas with a fork and then whisk in the eggs, butter and vanilla extract until well combined
  3. Sieve in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the nuts (if using). Fold everything together gently
  4. Pour mixture into tin
  5. Bake loaf for around an hour, checking the bake with the skewer test (when inserted into middle it should come out clean)
  6. Leave to cool slightly in the tin, then tip out and enjoy.

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