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Banana bread

Augusta Gray
Written by

Augusta Gray

Reviewed by dietitian

Fiona Moncrieff

1 min read
Last updated May 2024

A family favourite – this delicious banana bread is a lower-carb, lower-sugar option that everyone will love. The almond flour gives a delicious, dense texture and combined with the pecans, oats, and bananas, make this bake high in fibre. Fibre keeps us feeling fuller for longer, reducing our chances of snacking.

Recipe: Banana bread

Prep and cooking time: 50 mins

Serves: 8


  • 3 medium overripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g almond flour (ground almonds)
  • 80g porridge oats or gluten free oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 60g pecans, chopped
  • 1 banana, sliced lengthways (optional topping)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Add the bananas to a bowl and mash with a fork.
  3. Add the eggs, cooled melted butter, and vanilla and stir well.
  4. Add the almond flour, oats, pinch of salt, baking powder, stir well.
  5. Add the pecans and stir lightly.
  6. Place the banana on top (if using), inside facing up.
  7. Bake for 40mins or until golden on top.

Second Nature Special Tip:

Enjoy with a tbsp of nut butter, yoghurt and or blueberries!

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23 November, 2023

Hi there, what is the calorie count for this recipe ?

Dina Webber

15 January, 2022

Can you substitute another flavour /ingredient instead of banana, eg apples or carrots or courgette?

Emma Craig

2 September, 2021

How many carb portions is one slice?


6 September, 2021

Hi Emma,

One slice is 0.5 complex carb portions.


24 August, 2021

Can this be sliced and then frozen? If not, how many days will it last before going stale?
Thank you


26 August, 2021

Hi Sarah,

You can certainly slice and freeze the banana bread 🙂 It should stay fresh on your countertop for about 4 days.

Pauline mills

22 August, 2021

Sounds great

Janet Evans

11 May, 2020

How many carb portions is one slice?

Kath Barlow

2 May, 2020

What size tin is this baked in!

Lindsay Mann

9 February, 2021

I’d like to know this too 🙂 please.

Ros harris

13 April, 2021

And me!

Jola Gillespie

13 April, 2020

Is this 180 fan oven?

Tamara Willner

14 April, 2020

Hi Jola, yes that’s correct!

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