Banana & Walnut loaf

One of the first recipes I put together was a banana loaf, and I have now improved it after realising how boring my original one was!



  • 3 large bananas
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
  • 100g of ground almonds
  • 100g of buckwheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 50g of coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 100g of broken walnuts


Start by pre-heating your oven to gas mark 4/350F/180C. Mash the bananas with a fork into a large mixing bowl. Next combine all of the ingredients and stir until everything is combined. Grease the inside of your loaf tin with a little coconut oil, or alternatively line it with parchment paper. Pour the mix into the tin and cook in the center of the oven for 1 hour. Check at 45 minutes that the top is not burning, if it is, just cover with foil and place back in the oven for the remaining time. Leave to cool completely before cutting into slices, this could take a few hours. Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days. You can enjoy it as it is, or add nut butters or jams for extra tasty goodness. Enjoy!


3 thoughts on “Banana & Walnut loaf

  • Hi Kimberley, great post, I’ll have to try this out! Just a thought, have you ever tried adding a fourth banana or applesauce instead of the coconut sugar? Personally, I find those both great ways to add additional sweetness and moisture to banana breads/loafs.

    • Hi Tim
      I made the loaf many times while testing the recipe using more bananas and other sweeteners, but the loaf is already really moist, and with the extra banana and liquid/wet sweeteners, the loaf was almost too moist, with an uncooked texture. If you experiment, please let me know how it all turns out :-) Have a great day
      Kimberley x

      • Hi Kimberley, you called it; I tried adding additional bananas to this today and yes, definitely too moist. The verdict is in, perfection is not to be messed with. Thanks again for sharing this recipe!

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