Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Prep 10 mins

Cooking 45 mins

Serves 1 med or 2 small banana breads

Who doesn’t love banana bread? It’s one of those classic crowd pleaseing recipes that can be flavoured into a thousand variations. Not only that, but it’s also a brilliant way to use up those over ripe bananas hanging around on the counter top.

And if you are thinking -  oh look, another typical banana bread recipe, you are wrong!  This banana bread is moist, tender and is empowered with Natural Herbs and Spices’ Enrich Smoothie Booster, which ensures your family’s intake of omega fatty acids. Furthermore, this recipe uses whole wheat flour and coconut sugar, the healthy swaps are not only beneficial for your body but also the flavour of the bread. 

What you will need

  • 5 ripe medium bananas
  • ½ cup + 1/8 cup melted coconut oil or canola oil
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or any brown sugar
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 sachets Natural Herbs and Spices Enrich Smoothie Booster
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Pinch of Natural Herbs and Spices Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tsp Natural Herbs and Spices Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Natural Herbs and Spices Ground Ginger
  • ¼ tsp Natural Herbs and Spices Ground Nutmeg


Start off by preheating the oven to 180°C and lightly greasing 2 small banana loaf pans.

Then in a large mixing bowl mash-up the bananas using a fork or potato masher. To that pulp add oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and 2 sachets of Natural Herbs and Spices’ Enrich Smoothie Booster. Whisk the ingredients until well incorporated. Tip in the rest of the ingredients and give the batter one last mix - be careful not to over mix it.

Pour this batter into your prepared loaf pans and on top of each loaf generously sprinkle Natural Herbs and Spices’ Enrich Smoothie Booster. If you have an extra banana lying around, slice the banana into circular chips and place on top of each banana bread. Now, bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into to the centre comes out clean. Carefully remove the loaves from the oven and place on a cooling rack to slightly cool before remove from pans and allowing to completely cool.

 At this point your house will be filled with aromas from the spices and the bananas, but be patient and wait until the bread has cooled before slicing it and serving with a hot cup of coffee or tea.


Recipe & photography by food stylist and blogger of everything wholesome & tasty, Yena Mgobhozi: https://www.yourkitchen-newgym.com