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Banana bread

Healthy banana and fig bread with almonds

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 418 kcal
Author: Sophia

This is a great Saturday breakfast treat, packed full of healthy ingredients. It is so simple to make and has such a great melt-in-the-mouth texture. I absolutely love it. Try spreading Nutella on it while it is still slightly warm. I do manage to make every healthy treat utterly unhealthy but it is simply too good not to try. 



For the bread:

  • 250 g dried figs
  • 75 ml rapeseed oil
  • 125 g natural yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g wholemeal flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 apple

To decorate:

  • 50 g chopped almonds
  • 50 d dried figs


  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C. Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper. 

  2. Place the figs, oil, yogurt, vanilla extract, bananas and eggs in the mixing bowl. Combine 10 Sec. / Speed 10.

  3. Add the flour, baking powder, ground almonds, poppy seeds and turmeric then mix 10 Sec. / Speed 5.

  4. Coarsely grate in the apple and stir with spatula until combined.

  5. Transfer mixture to prepared cake tin. Decorate with figs and almonds then bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown. Test by inserting a skewer into the centre - if it comes out clean, it is baked.

  6. Transfer onto a wire rack and leave to cool. Enjoy with some Nutella or on its own!

Recipe Notes

Tip: If you don't have any ground almonds, place the whole nuts in the mixing bowl and crush until smooth 10 Sec. / Speed 10.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy banana and fig bread with almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 845mg24%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 218mg22%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.