No Sugar Added Banana Bread

This week I made some Banana Bread but I found it way too sweet for my taste, so today I made one with no added sugar! It’s delicious, so I thought I would share the recipe with you all so you can make it for yourself! Of course, if you wish to add sugar to your banana bread, all you have to do is add half a cup of white sugar or other sugar alternative. Please remember if you use a sugar alternative like honey or rice malt syrup, you may need to make slight changes to the amounts of dry ingredients to counteract the added moisture. I hope you like it and let me know if you make it!



3 over-ripe bananas

1/3 cup melted margarine or butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 cup walnuts

1 extra banana for decoration (totally not necessary, only there for looks to be honest)




Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, fan forced.

In a large bowl, mash bananas, then pour in melted margarine and mix together.

Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix together until the egg is completely combined with the rest of the mixture.

Sprinkle the baking powder over the wet mixture and then add the flour and cinnamon.

Mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture until just combined, do not over-mix.

Chop the walnuts and add them to the batter. Mix them in to evenly distribute throughout the batter.

Grease a loaf pan and then line with baking paper to then pour the batter into the pan. Slice extra banana in half long-ways and slightly push into batter on each side, middle side up. Lining the pan with baking paper will prevent the bread from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Bake for 1 hour. Best served slightly warm with a spread of margarine or butter but is also AWESOME alone.




This recipe also freezes well so it is perfect for lunches or an every now and then snack! Just pop it in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on your microwave and, voila, toasty, warm banana bread that’s not too sweet for Morning or Afternoon Tea!


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