Our healthy banana olive oil loaf

The treat that loves your guts.

There are few baked goods more loved than banana bread. It’s easy to make, is naturally sweet and fruity, and can be pretty healthy.

Our banana bread loaf contains Greek yoghurt or gut-friendly kefir as well as olive oil and green banana flour for a healthy twist on an old favourite.

Looking for more banana bread recipes? To honour this classic recipe, we’ve pulled together a selection of our best banana bread recipes (including a few with some fun variations).


Honey yoghurt


1.Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F. Line base and sides of an 11cm x 30cm (4½in x 12in) (top measurement), 7.5cm (3in) deep loaf pan with baking paper.
2.Combine flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, spices and salt in a large bowl. Combine eggs, vanilla, oil, yoghurt and honey in a large jug. Add oil mixture to flour mixture and fold to combine. Pour batter into lined loaf pan; top with halved banana.
3.Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand loaf in the pan for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly.
4.Make honey yoghurt. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
5.Serve slices of banana loaf with honey yoghurt.

To make the yoghurt thick enough to spread, wrap 1½ cups (420g) kefir yoghurt or Greek-style yoghurt in a double layer of muslin. Bring corners of muslin together; twist and squeeze yoghurt over the sink to remove the whey and form a firm ball. Transfer yoghurt to a bowl; stir in 2 tablespoons honey and 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste.


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