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Light and fluffy wholewheat healthy banana bread. Its also refined sugar-free and delicious!

Healthy Banana Bread (refined sugar-free)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


Wet Ingredients

  • 6 dates
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas ,about 4 medium super ripe spotty bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste ,or essence
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups Spelt wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F).
    Add dates to a small bowl and add boiling water to just covers the dates.  Allow to soak for a few minutes and then mash with a folk to form a paste. 
  • Combine all the wet ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine including the date paste.  
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.  Don't over stir. 
  • Add to a lined loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes.  Test with a skewer, if it comes out clean it is ready.  Allow to cool on a wire rack and serve. 


This recipe is sweet but not super sweet like the brown sugar varieties.  Feel free to add extra dates or maple if you like.  I found it tasted sweeter the next day. 
Cut into lunchbox sized portion and freeze.  Pop into lunch boxes frozen and it will defrost in the lunchbox before lunch time.