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6 Banana Bread Recipes you HAVE to try

Everybody loves banana bread! Unfortunately, store-bought or banana bread from a cafe is usually laden with a huge amount of sugar and calories.

The good news is the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has heaps of amazing and healthy banana bread recipes that are packed with flavour and goodness without the calories!

We have put together our top 6 banana bread recipes for when you are craving your favourite snack! Plus they’re a perfect lunch box filler the kids will love!

6 Banana Bread Recipes you HAVE to try

Banana Bread with secret ingredients

Healthy banana bread with HIDDEN veggies

The kids will NEVER guess how healthy this recipe actually is for them with 1/2 cup of cauliflower included in the mixture this is a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables for the day.

Find the recipe HERE.

Big Batch Banana Bread

With the addition of choc chips, this recipe has to be one of our most popular recipes of all time. So good, yet healthy!

Find the recipe HERE.

Banana & Strawberry Banana Bread


This Banana & Strawberry Bread is a great variation on the usual banana bread recipes and can be frozen in individual slices so you can defrost and add to your lunch box at work or grab at home for a healthy snack.

Find the recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Chocolate Banana Loaf

Choc-banana loaf with chocolate cream frosting


This yummy Chocolate Banana Loaf is a FAB treat to make for the whole family, yet a much healthier version to make compared to a store bought one.

Find the recipe HERE.

Gluten Free Banana and White Chocolate Bread


A delicious and indulgent banana bread recipe that’s easy to make and perfect to have on hand for a healthy snack. Great for an after school snack too. Only 166 caloriess per serve.

Find the recipe for this one on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Choc Chip Banana Bread


Banana and chocolate work so well together and this bread makes use of both fantastically. Only 179 calories per serve.

Ingredients (Makes 16 servings)

  • 2 ripe small banana (180 grams)
  • 100 grams butter
  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour (240 grams)
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder (3.8 grams)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (100 grams)
  • 2 free-range eggs (100 grams)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate bits (120 grams)


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Mash bananas and melt the butter.
  • In a large bowl, place the mashed bananas, flour, baking powder, and coconut sugar. Mix together until combined.
  • Add the eggs and melted butter and stir until combined into a batter.
  • Add 3⁄4 of the chocolate bits to the batter and fold through gently.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared tin and sprinkle the remaining chocolate bits over the top.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Slice into 16 pieces. One piece is one serve. Store leftover slices in an airtight container in the fridge or wrap individually and freeze to defrost and toast as required.

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