May 19

B-B-Banana Bread

I love bananas – fresh, frozen, dried or used in sweets. Glenn, my husband, on the other hand isn’t overly fussed with them. I probably average a banana a day. He would average a banana every few months.

Having said that he loved eating banana bread, so a few years ago, I created this recipe as a way to use up any leftover banana’s in our house (and to get Glenn to eat banana’s). I wanted to make a banana bread that was dense, filling and nutritious, so after lots of google researching, I decided to make it with flaxseeds.

It’s delicious warm out of the oven sliced up with butter or nuttelex on it. It’s also really good cold; toasted or not toasted; with and without butter/nuttelex; with and without honey or rice malt syrup. We have it on occasion for our breakfast, but also have it as a snack. I sometimes take it when I know I will be running around during the day, as it is easy to eat on the run and very filling.

I usually make a loaf then keep slices in the freezer so I can just grab a slice – trust me you only need 1 slice to fill you up, so I freeze it in individual zip lock bags.

B-B-Banana Bread

Prep time Cook time Total time
5 mins 45 mins 50 mins

Author: Tracey Francis of Essential Olie


  • ¾ cup almond butter (I buy the macro wholefoods almond butter and use the whole jar)
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 banana’s
  • 4 Tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
  • 8 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan forced).
  2. Whip together almond butter, eggs, coconut oil, honey, and apple cider vinegar whip together.
  3. Add banana’s then beat.
  4. Add flaxseed meal, coconut flour, baking soda and salt then beat.
  5. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf baking pan.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes (the cake should be brown, glossy and a cake stick comes out clean).

I love it that it goes crispy in my toaster when I toast it. I don’t put anything on it, just have it warm with a hot long black.

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