Easy Healthy Banana Bread
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This lovely banana bread recipe contains olive oil, wholemeal flour, and lots of nuts, but still manages to be delicious and moist - as well as incredibly easy to make!
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 12
  • 250 grams (about 1 cup) chopped nuts (optional)
  • 85 grams butter, at room temperature
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams milk
  • 10 grams vinegar
  • 20 grams olive oil
  • 2 grams vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 100 grams wholemeal flour
  • 125 grams plain flour
  • 3 grams baking powder
  • 3 grams baking soda
  • 2 grams salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a measuring jug, add milk and vinegar together to create buttermilk. Let stand whilst you get started.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip butter and sugar until fluffy, about five minutes. Add egg, buttermilk, olive oil, and vanilla extract. Mix on a medium speed for about three minutes - the mixture will look curdled. Peel bananas and add them into the mixer bowl, and mix for a further three minutes to break up the bananas and incorporate them into the mixture.
  4. Add wholemeal and plain flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until the mixture comes together, and add in nuts. Mix to incorporate, and make sure not to over-mix.
  5. Spoon mixture into a prepared loaf tin, and bake at 160 degrees Celcius for roughly 1 hour. After 45 minutes, check that the top of the cake isn't browning too quickly and start testing for doneness with a skewer or cake tester every 10 minutes.
Recipe by Ambacht at http://www.ambacht.co.uk/2016/05/healthyish-banana-bread/