Molasses Banana Bread (Low Sugar)
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 2 loaves
These beautifully light, moist loaves are sweetened primarily with ripe bananas, with just 1½ tablespoons of sugar per loaf. Here I've left them plain, but feel free to add chopped dates, raisins or chocolate chunks for an extra hint of sweetness and texture. I like mine sliced thickly and served with a smear of peanut butter for tea time or with a dollop of yoghurt and berries for pudding.
  • 225g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 7 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp dark brown molasses sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C/140 C fan. Grease and line two 1lb/450g loaf tins with baking parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, eggs, olive oil, sugar and milk.
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry, then divide between your two loaf tins and bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is set and golden and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool completely in their tins then remove and store in an airtight container. Will keep for several days and also freezes beautifully.
Recipe by thelittleloaf at