Breakfast Banana & Walnut Bread

I recently came across this recipe in the Co-op food magazine and thought it sounded absolutely delicious. This banana and walnut bread is a perfect alternative for a breakfast treat and can also be enjoyed throughout the day. The pairing of bananas and walnuts was just divine and I particularly enjoyed eating my slice(s) with a frothy cappuccino. How will you eat yours?

Ingredients ~ makes 8 slices

2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing

75g fat free Greek style yogurt

31/2 tbsp clear honey

50g light brown soft sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 bananas, mashed, plus 1/2 banana sliced

50g walnuts, chopped, plus 5 halves reserved

50g raisins (I used sultanas, purely as a preferred choice)

75g porridge oats

150g self-raising flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ fan 160°C/ Gas 4. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Whisk the oil, yogurt, honey, sugar, vanilla extract and eggs together, then stir in the mashed bananas. Add the walnuts, raisins, oats and flour and beat together with a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour into the loaf tin and top with the banana slices and reserved walnut halves. Cook for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning out and allowing to cool fully. Enjoy!

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    • 20th March 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Thank you so much Elizabeth for your lovely comment and your blog looks fantastic! Caroline xx

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