Organic Hazelnut Banana Loaf

Banana loafs are about the only thing I can bake with my eyes closed. lol. Literally. One night, going almost midnight, my husband and I were sitting on the sofa comfy in our house robes then all of a sudden I had a serious craving for some cake and custard. Hubby being far from impressed because that meant him either getting uncomfortable and hunting down cake at midnight, that or hearing me moan about it for the rest of the night. 

I could see he wasn't budging. So I spared him the moaning and asked him to make banana bread with me. He resisted at first but knew he had no choice but to help his lovely pregnant wife. The whole ordeal was so funny. Once the mix was placed in the oven, I think I lasted about 10 minutes on the sofa before I began dropping asleep. Hubby also very amused, he recorded me, head bobbing forward and posted it on my Instagram. 

Anyway I managed to stay up till it was ready, with intervals of sleep, however I no longer had the desire to eat the cake. I was too tired, too pregnant and too over it, so I had it for breakfast the next day. And yes with custard. Scroll down for the full recipe. 


Prep Time: 10/15 mins

Baking Time: 70 mins

Serves: 10/12 slices



1 cup unsalted melted dairy free butter

1 cup organic Coconut or Mascavo sugar

2 large organic eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking soda

3-4 ripe mashed organic bananas

1 banana to garnish

Handful of crushed Hazelnuts


What you'll need:

9x5-inch Baking Pan

Non-Stick Baking Paper

Large Mixing Bowl

Balloon Whisk

Measuring cup



Pre-Heat Oven: 

Gas: Gas Mark 4

Fan: 180°C, 350°F

In a measuring cup add in your melted butter.

If still hot, let it cool slightly before the next step. 

Next you want to whisk the coconut sugar, eggs and vanilla into the butter for about a minute or two. 

In a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking soda and then pour in the egg mixture. You don't need to whisk, just stir and mix with a spatula.

Once the egg mixture and flour is fully combined, mash the banana's in a separate bowl and fold them into your loaf mixture. 

In your baking pan, place in the baking paper and pour in the  loaf mixture. 

Slice the last banana in half and place on top of loaf mix and then sprinkle over the crushed hazelnuts. 

Place in the oven for 70 minutes. Once the time is up, test your loaf is cooked through by poking with a knife. The knife should come out dry with no batter mixture.


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