Super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe – And A Beautiful Sydney Cookbook

Do you ever read a recipe and just know you have to make it straight away?

This one was like that. Super, super healthy and sounded outrageously delicious… and it is.

No butter, no sugar… just wholesome bananas, honey, nuts and spices. My teenagers love this.

The wee twins would still go for the not-so-healthy Easy Moist Banana Cake though.


healthy moist banana bread

Super Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

You can easily print out this recipe to keep.

Super Healthy Banana Cake Recipe
Recipe type: Cake
A lovely healthy recipe from the Sydney cookbook 'Avalon Food'
  • 3 ripe bananas (I used 4 as they were small)
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g (1/4 cup) honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 125 g (1 cup) almond meal
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 80g (1/2 cup) pecans or walnuts
  • slivered almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Blend bananas with eggs, honey and cinnamon until completely smooth.
  3. Add the almond meal and baking powder and mix in.
  4. Chop walnuts or pecans and mix in gently.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared loaf tin and top with slivered almonds/
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until ready, when a skewar comes out clean.
  7. Cut up and eat warm - lovely!

very healthy banana bread

ingrediants ready for healthy banana bread

Ready to be blended up

walnuts added into healthy banana bread

I added whole walnuts and then used stick mixer to break up, but next time I will chop them first.

very healthy banana bread

Quite a heavy cake, very nutritious and utterly delicious.

If this sounds just too outrageously healthy, do check out the Easy Moist Banana Cake recipe, it’s a cracker.

avalon food cookbookI found the recipe in a wonderful book called ‘Avalon Food.’ It’s such a beautiful book, and it’s all been done for a good cause.

The book was created and produced by parents and friends of Avalon Public School and sales of the book raise funds for the school.

Avalon is a gorgeous small beach suburb on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. It attracts a lot of creative people, as you can see from the quality of this gorgeous cookbook. Read about Avalon Beach here.

The photography in the book is marvellous and there are heaps of recipes I am keen to try.

Avalon Food cookbook

Do you have a no sugar, no flour, no butter recipe to share?

Just for the odd occasion?

Happy baking!


More simple and delicious family food recipes here.




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Posted on: December 4, 2014


  • Reply December 2, 2012

    Desire Empire

    Great review and now I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for buying the book Seana and have a fabbo week.

    • Reply December 7, 2012


      Thanks Carolyn, it really is a beautiful book. That cake was gobbled up rather swiftly too.

  • Reply December 3, 2012


    I love cake. Too, too much. So I am always looking for healthy cakes – this one ‘takes the cake’. (Sorry.)

    • Reply December 7, 2012


      It is very, very nutrient dense, so in theory you only need a small slice… but in practice a BIG slice is better!

  • Reply March 28, 2013


    Tried it today and it tastes great!! The cake was so moist it fell apart though..:(

  • Reply October 18, 2015


    I made this cake tonight! The taste was delcious. It certainly wasn’t obvious taste wise how healthy it was I was so surprised because it didn’t contain any butter or sugar! Mine fell apart too and some of the cake mix became stuck in the pan however this could have been because I greased the pan with coconut oil and I also didn’t wait for the cake to cool down before I removed it from the pan. This recipe is a keeper though and I’ll definitly be using it again!

    • Reply October 18, 2015

      Seana Smith

      Great to hear. So much good stuff in that cake – it’s very energy dense but packed with nutrition, great for picnics as long as no-one is allergic to nuts. Thanks so much for your feedback.

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