Food / 09.01.2015

Low sugar baking: Banana bread

By Kim Morphew
Lose the white stuff to give this treat a wholesome twist

1024px-Banana_bread_loaves,_February_2010Our Food Guru Kim Morphew serves up her recipe for a healthier banana bread. She’s ditched the refined sugar for all-natural honey to sweeten up a delicious family favourite.

Makes 900g loaf

225g self-raising flour
A generous pinch of nutmeg
75g unrefined golden caster sugar
100g butter, softened
225g ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
Zest 1 small lemon
2 large eggs
6 tbsp dark runny honey, plus extra for drizzling


1 Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment.

2 Put the flour, nutmeg and sugar into a food processor. Add the butter and whizz until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the remaining ingredients and whizz again until combined.

3 Spoon into the prepared loaf tin and bake for about 1-1 ¼hours until golden and risen, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool for about 15 mins, then remove from tin and drizzle with extra honey.

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