Sorry if you don’t like the word “moist”! There really is no other word for it. This banana bread from @feedingtheirfutures is moist as you like, plus it’s grain-free, refined-sugar free and packed with nutrients, so perfect for kiddie winks. (The spices make your kitchen smell like heaven while it’s cooking too).
To “healthy it up” she’s switched out the usual nutritionally-void self-raising flour for a mixture of almond flour (full of healthy fats) and hemp seed flour (an excellent source of plant-based protein and fibre). If you can’t get hemp seed flour, any other plain flour will do the job. She’s also exchanged the usual refined sugar for a combination of mashed bananas and maple syrup making it much more baby (and waistline) friendly.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups almond flour (ground almonds)
  • 1/2 cup of hemp seed flour (or any other plain flour e.g. wholemeal, spelt, white)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • Spices – 1 tsp each of ground cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp hemp seed oil or olive oil
  • 3 free range eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract

The Method:

  • Put all the wet ingredients in a food processor and mix well. You can whisk it by hand if you don’t have a food processor – just mash the bananas first.
  • Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
  • Grease a loaf tin then pour in the mixture.
  • Bake at 170°C for 45 mins or until a knife comes out clean.

Please give this banana bread recipe a go & tag us if you do! Don’t forget to check out the wonderful Claire’s website where she shares so many delicious recipes that are perfect for the whole family.



  1. January 10, 2022 / 8:58 am

    Oh my goodness I absolutely love banana bread and this one sounds absolutely divine! I always tend to add more bananas though, and literally wait until the bananas are practically black so that they are super sweet. Yum!

    Lindsay |

  2. January 10, 2022 / 9:26 am

    Sounds like a great recipe, how is it with the hemp seed oil ? Like the introduction of maple syrup

  3. ellegracedeveson
    January 10, 2022 / 9:50 am

    Can you believe I’m still yet to make a banana bread? Criminal I know! I’ll defo be pinning this recipe so I can make it asap. Yours looks and sounds absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us lovely Xo

    Elle –

  4. January 10, 2022 / 10:02 am

    This looks yummy, and we never tried it before. Also, It’s something easy that I can make at home because I’m not a good baker haha. Thank you for sharing it!

  5. January 10, 2022 / 11:37 am

    I think mashed banana and maple syrup sounds like a much better alternative, I’d rather eat a banana bread with that instead of all the refined sugar!

  6. January 10, 2022 / 12:02 pm

    Great post! I love banana bread and it can be so tasty when it’s soft and moist x

  7. January 10, 2022 / 12:58 pm

    I always that banana bread is difficult to make, but this sounds really doable. I am gonna try this soon!

  8. January 10, 2022 / 5:45 pm

    I LOVE banana bread but I haven’t made it in forever. This recipe is easy to follow & the banana bread looks so delicious!

  9. January 10, 2022 / 6:54 pm

    Ooh gosh this looks delicious! Like the idea to switch out the flour for something healthier, and a bit different too!

  10. January 10, 2022 / 7:07 pm

    Ooh great recipe! My dad loves banana bread and this one looks absolutely delicious, so I’ll have to try this out. Thanks for sharing x

  11. January 10, 2022 / 11:49 pm

    This sounds wonderful — I could really enjoy this with a cup of tea while I spend a bit of time reading. Thanks for this recipe!

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