Banana Loaf


‘NANA CAKE’ is regularly screamed at me. It’s my two year olds ever so polite request to bake and consume a really simple banana loaf. The recipe came about through a baking accident where I’d run out of most ingredients for a recipe I was trialling. I’m not entirely sure why this cake is so moreish as it really shouldn’t be, its very dense – not a delicate specimen for afternoon tea at all! However there is something about it that makes you reach for another slice!

Banana Loaf

330g oats
3 bananas
3 eggs
90g softened coconut oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
25g cacao nibs (can be exchanged for nuts or dried fruit)

  1. Pre-heat oven to gas mark 4/180 degrees and lightly grease a small loaf or round tin. In a large bowl mash the banana then mix in the eggs.
  2. Using a whisk, beat in the oil until throughly combined.
  3. Still mixing, add the vanilla, extract, baking powder, cinnamon, cacao nibs until combined.
  4. Fold in the oats, the mixture will thicken considerably.
  5. Spoon the mixture into your greased tin and bake in the oven for 25 – 35 minutes. It should be golden round the edges.
  6. Leave to cool before serving although lovely still eaten slightly warm.

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