healthy banana bread

Healthy Banana Bread

A healthy banana bread that is great for sharing and perfect for a 3pm pick me up
Course Snack
Cuisine Western
Keyword banana bread, healthy banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 195kcal
Author Cassie


  • 3 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil I used a very mild flavour oil
  • 3 tbsp. rice malt syrup
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 160C.
  • In a bowl combine rice malt syrup and olive oil and stir to combine.
  • Add in milk, eggs and bananas and combine.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except for 1 tsp of cinnamon) and mix well to combine.
  • Pour mixture into a loaf pan that is lined with baking paper
  • Dust reserved tsp of cinnamon on top.
  • Place in oven for 60 minutes. I would start checking around the 50-minute mark, as every oven is different! You want the loaf to be lightly browned and a skewer to come out clean.
  • Cool in tin for 5 minutes then remove and cool on a rack.
  • Serve and enjoy.



  1. Adapted from Naturally Nutritious 
  2. Feel free to sub olive oil for coconut oil
  3. Feel free to sub rice malt syrup for honey or maple syrup
  4. I haven’t experimented with any other flours but if you do, let me know how you go!
  5. I’ve added the banana on top purely for decoration – it isn’t necessary but if you want to add to yours just slice a banana in half and push into the mixture prior to baking.
  6. Can store in an airtight container for up to 2 days at room temperature or freeze leftovers!
  7. Nutrition information is for 1 slice out of 10 for the loaf


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g