I wanted a slightly healthy banana bread than my other recipe. Not too sweet and a recipe where I could use up a few bananas. Then to add a little more texture and fibre I added seeds. This banana bread is perfect for popping into the toaster and I love the extra crunch from adding the seeds.
Takes = 10 mins prep.
Bakes = 40-50 mins
Makes = 10-12 slices


  • Ripe Banana – 3-4 (200g with skins)
  • Spelt flour (wholemeal or white) – 175g (about 1+1/3 cup+1 tbsp)
  • Unsalted butter – 75g (about 2/3 cup)
  • Dark Brown sugar – 100g (about 1/2 cup packed)
  • Large Eggs – 2
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Bicarbonate of soda – 1 tsp
  • Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin seeds (toasted 5 mins prior), Linseed/flax seed, sesame seeds  – 50g * (about 1/2 cup)
  • Ground cinnamon (Optional) – 1 tsp


  1. PREHEAT – oven 170˚C and grease and line a small loaf tin.
  2. WHISK – flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices
  3. WHIP – butter and sugar, then add in eggs
  4. FOLD in flour and seeds and do not over mix. I used 40g pumpkin and 10g flax seed in the video. I usually use what I have in the cupboard.
  5. BAKE – 40-50mins cool slightly in the tin then remove. Tip if you bake with wholegrain flour the cake may cook quicker.

Sue Maree P Baking Tips

  • FLOUR swap out the spelt flour to the flour of your choice. If you'd prefer self raising flour, leave out the baking powder and bicarb soda.
  • SUGAR – I don't use sugar substitutes however, feel free to swap out if your prefer.