Breakfast

Banana Bread Baby!

A few weeks ago my sport buddy gave me a very delicious and healthy recipe for banana bread. It was exactly what I was looking for! Sometimes an apple or unsalted nuts will do, but at some point you just need something to ease you sugar cravings. It`s called a banana bread, but it looks and tastes more like a cake. This is a way better snack alternative than the muesli bars you buy in the grocery store. These so-called healthy candy bars contain way more sugar than you think.

I made this banana bread in the weekend so that I’d have a healthy snack throughout the whole week. I think it’s the best invention since… well forever! And what I love the most about this cake/bread is that you can vary it as much as you want!

What you need:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda or 3 teaspoons baking powder

To sweeten the bread you can add seedless dates, but I prefer blueberries and/or raspberries. The last time I also added 75 gram of crushed walnuts (highly recommended), but if you are a real chocoholic you can add 50 gram of 80% dark chocolate and 30 gram of grated coconut instead of fruit. If you like to give the cake more body, add a bit of oatmeal (50 grams) to the almond flour.

Prepare:

  • Preheat your oven at 347°F.
  • Mash the bananas with a hand mixer or blender until smooth (if you use dates add these before you start mixing)
  • Wisk the eggs in a bowl and add a pinch of salt
  • Mix the banana mixture with the eggs
  • Add the almond flour and whatever fruits or nuts you may like en stir the mixture
  • Pour the mixture into the cake mold

Now, put it in the oven for 45 minutes and wait quietly until the bread is ready. Enjoy!

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  1. Kiki

    Heeeeey =)
    First of all: Your blog is def one of my all-time favourites and I love your articles and posts and pictures!! I always enjoy reading and creeping through the articles *haha*

    As I love baking (AND my love for banana bread is endless) I just had to try this one – and it was just awesooooome! It was gone within a day I think – cause my family (and friend who got an extra one) just LOVED it so much! Unfortunately I could not eat it (cause of an intolerance of eggs) but nevertheless I enjoyed it so much cause the smell was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
    So basically I wanna say a big thanks =)
    With love from Germany
    Kiki

    • Anna Schram

      Goodmorning Kiki! Thank you so much for your enthusiastic message! I am really happy that you and your family enjoyed the bananabread! 🙂 Did you make it with raspberries or dark chocolate? I tried it with coconut grater and dark chocolate 2 weeks ago and my friends absolutely loved it! Enjoy your week and happy baking! Lots of love Anna

      • Kiki

        Hiiii Anna =)
        Oh woooooow – your creation sounds so delicious – I am 100% sure this wasn’t the last time I baked this bread.
        I decided to make it with raspberries cause I found the combination so really great and as I had no almond flour at home I used rye-wholemeal flour instead! I tell you I took half of this bread to uni for my friends and it was gone within a minute cause they just could’nt stop taking another piece – it was hilarious =)
        Happy baking for you too Anna!! =) And thanks for this recipe <3

        Lots of love to you xoxoxox Kiki

        • Anna Schram

          The good thing about banana bread, is that you can vary as much as you want! As long as you keep the basis the same 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your week Kiki! And thanks againg for your messages! XO Anna

  2. Dee

    Making this now! hahaha I’m excited!! wonder how it will turn out

    • Anna

      Good to hear Dee! I am excited for you too! Share a pic with us if you want. We`re curious how it turns out 🙂 Happy baking! XO Anna

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  4. Valerie

    Hey! 🙂

    I was wondering, did you put in FRESH raspberries and blueberries? or anything dried or freezed?

    • Anna

      Hi Valerie, i used freezed raspberries and blueberries! That worked perfectly fine. But ofcourse you can put in fresh ones as well. Please share a photo of your banana bread with us. I am really curious how it turns out! XO Anna

  5. Valerie

    It totally failed!! 🙁 I put in too many fruits I think, so it was too moist and fell apart!

    The base is really 3 bananas, 150g almond flour, 3 eggs and baking soda? Other than that, I really don’t know what happened haha, I’ll try it again tho because the taste is good 🙂

    • Anna

      Hi Valerie, I am so sorry for you that your first banana cake failed! But you know, my first one wasn`t perfect either. If your cake was too moist, I think you`re right and you`ve put in too many fruits. What you can try is replacing the raspberries or whatever fruit you used by dates. Dates are not moist at all and nice and sweet. Before you add them to the mixture cut them into pieces. Then let the blender do its job. Dates are very sticky so the blender will have a tough job grinding them, but eventually he`ll get there 🙂 Except for the dates, you can simply prepare the cake according to the recipe. Good luck!

  6. Valerie

    And how did you get it to rise up like that? Just with the almond flour and baking powder?

    • Anna

      Yes, just the almond flour and baking powder. You could try adding 2 teaspoons extra baking powder. Even though the cake doesn`t rise up as much as the one in the picture, the cake will still taste good! Good luck Valerie 🙂

  7. Emma

    Afgelopen week gemaakt (met speltmeel) en hij was heerlijk! Nu wil ik ‘m maken met bosbessen erin, hoeveel gram heb jij ongeveer gebruikt? X

    • Anna

      Wat tof dat je cake goed gelukt is! Ken je die doosje ingevroren fruit van de Albert Heijn? Daar heb ik ongeveer een half doosje van gebruikt. Dat is ongeveer 125 gram. Ik hoop dat deze versie ook goed lukt!

      • Emma

        Top! Ga het proberen, dankjewel! En misschien een tip, er bestaan plug-ins waardoor degene die een antwoord op een comment krijgt, daar een mailtje van krijgt. Misschien dat jullie daar iets aan hebben!

        • Anna

          Thanks voor de tip Emma! Dat gaan we zeker onderzoeken 🙂 Veel plezier met bakken!

  8. Fleur

    Thx voor het recept!! Super lekker:) ik had gemengde noten en cacoa nibs toegevoegd, jum jum!

    • Anna

      He Fleur! Dat klinkt superlekker zeg 🙂 Ik krijg meteen zin om er zelf ook weer eentje te maken! Liefs Anna

  9. Femke

    Hee Anna, ik heb het brood gebakken met pure chocolade er doorheen en het was heerlijk! Het binnenste was perfect, alleen de bovenste laag was heel plakkerig. Waar zou dat door kunnen komen? Hoe kan ik dat de volgende keer voorkomen?

    • Anna

      Hi Femke, dat klinkt heerlijk zeg! Ik heb de cake natuurlijk niet gezien, maar misschien stond je oven niet op de goede stand? Iedere oven heeft weer andere standen. Als je bijvoorbeeld voor een stand kiest waarbij de oven voornamelijk midden en onder verwarmd, kan het zijn dat de bovenkant een beetje plakkerig blijft. Een beetje experimenteren met je oven dus! Happy baking! XO Anna

  10. Leena

    I tried this today and it smells great~! Just a tip: make sure to add some coconut milk/oil or some other form of healthy fat into this otherwise it’ll turn out dry! I added about 1/4 a cup of coconut milk but could have added a tiny bit more 🙂

    • Anna

      Hi Leena, Thanks for the advice! I will definitely try that next time a make a banana bread! XO Anna

  11. Heather Scott

    Have just made this and it’s super delish! Plus it’s simple to make too! I’m trying hard not to eat it all in one sitting.

    • Anna

      Hahaha good to hear Heather! I always have the same problem when I make this bread! At least it’s better than eating a chocolate pie all at once 🙂 Enjoy! XO Anna

  12. Mareike

    Hi there, I just made the bananbread, but there must be something wrong with mine, because it broke while taking it out of the cake pan

  13. Mareike

    Hi there,

    I made it yesterday, but I more or less failed 🙁
    Everything went fine, but while trying to take it out of the pan it broke…I don´t know, what I´ve done wrong. Perhaps I was to impatient and can´t wait for it, to take it out of the pan, it wasn´t cold enough? Or to many fruits? i took frozen raspberrys and some dryed date pieces…

    Whatever, it taste really good and I will try again as soon as I´ve eaten up the broken one 🙂

    Thank you for such a nice recipe and such a great blog! It motivates me every day!!!

    • Anna

      Hi Mareike, I am so sorry to hear that your banana bread broke 🙁 Luckily it still tasted good though! Like you said, maybe add a little less fruit next time or let it rest a bit after you take it out of the oven. You know, to me backing is bit trial and error. It gets better every time! And I am really happy to hear that our website motivates you! Such comments are what keeps us going 🙂 XO Anna

      • Mareike

        Hi Anna,

        thank you for your answer. I won´t give up by baking banana bread, because after the first piece I´ve tried, I was totally in love 😉

        Perhaps I will add some oats, to have a better consistency…I´ll let you know.

        Tonight I´ll try healthy fries 🙂

  14. Mareike

    Hi there,

    what do you think? Can I use pumpkin (hokkaido) instead of bananas?

    The consistency of banana and pumpkin, when it´s cooked, is more or less the same…

    I´m not sure if I should try it…

    I would be happy for an answer 🙂

    Thanks and keep going,
    Mareike

    • Anna

      Hi Mareike,

      To me it sound really tasteful. Like you said, banana and pumpkin have the same structure and besides that pumpkin has a pretty sweet taste. I think you should just try it! Please let me know how it turns out. Happy baking! XO Anna

      • Mareike

        Okidoki,

        we have a public holiday tomorrow here in germany and I will have enough time to try it…

        I´ll put a picture on instagram and link you to that…

        Nice day,
        Mareike

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  16. Giulianna

    The reason most breads are failing are because 1. you need to butter the pan or spray it with cooking spray, 2. wait until the cake is cooled all the way before removing from the pan 3. its always better to mix the dry ingredients first then add to the wet mixture!

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