Healthy Banana Bread by Nichola Ludlam-Raine

One of our favourite things to bake on a Sunday is banana bread. Not only does it make delicious and nutritious snacks for the coming week; it’s also the ideal Sunday afternoon treat with a cup of tea and your feet up. We love this version by Nichola Ludlam-Raine (aka @nicsnutrition).



  • 5 cups (200g) flour – Nic uses Spelt
  • 2 medium-large ripe bananas – mashed
  • 180g plain Greek style yoghurt*
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125g) Xylitol or sugar alternative**
  • 1 tbsp oil – Nic uses coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda* (+ 1/2 tsp salt)
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees C
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl – flour, xylitol or sugar alternative, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt
  3. In another bowl mix together the wet ingredients – mashed bananas, Greek yoghurt, eggs, oil and vanilla before adding in the dry ingredients and stirring until combined
  4. Pour the mixture into a silicone loaf tray* or greased/lined baking tin and bake for 45 minutes
  5. Allow to cool before slicing into 12 pieces and either serving or wrapping in cling film and storing in the fridge/freezer for when you’re peckish!


*To make a more moist, ‘malt loaf’ type banana bread use 200g yoghurt & skip the baking soda!

**Xylitol is a healthier alternative to sugar and is perfect for baking.

***Nic got her silicone loaf tray from Amazon!


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 130
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3 g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 15 g 5%
Protein 5 g 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


If you love this then you’ll love Nichola’s blog and the rest of her recipes – check it out here: x

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