Banana, Walnut & Chia Bread

Perfect for packed lunches, afternoon tea, or a simple snack that’s half-way between health food and dessert, this delicious banana loaf can last for 4-5 days and is super easy to make!

Preparation time Prep: 10 mins
bake 40 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 4 medium-sized super ripe bananas, roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup walnuts, slightly crushed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of sea salt
Recipe: Tobie Puttock


  • 1Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • 2Grease a bread tin with a little bit of olive oil or coconut oil.
  • 3Bring together the bananas and the sugar in a mixing bowl and mash them using a fork. Fold through the oil, vanilla essence, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of sea salt.
  • 4Sieve in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and fold thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  • 5Fold through the chia seeds and the crushed walnuts and pour the batter into the prepared bread tin.
  • 6Cook the bread in the preheated oven for 35–40 minutes or until a small knife pulls clean when inserted into the centre of the bread.
  • 7Once cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool almost completely in the tin before turning out.
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