Summer berry banana bread

Make the most of those summer berries by adding to a banana bread for a delicious afternoon treat.

Banana Berry Bread

Preparation & Cooking time: 20 mins prep / 60-70 minutes cooking
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: Serves 6-8


2 eggs, lightly whisked
1 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
½ cup natural yoghurt
½ cup almonds
1 cup walnuts
2 tsp vanilla essence
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 ¾ cup plain flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup fresh (or frozen) mixed berries


1 Preheat oven to 160°C and grease a large loaf pan. 

2 Beat eggs and sugar with beaters on medium speed for 10 minutes or until thick and pale. Reduce the speed to low and add oil slowly. 

3 Once combined, remove beaters and mix in yoghurt, almonds, walnuts, vanilla and bananas and mix to combine. 

4 In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt, bicarbonate soda and cinnamon together and combine into the wet mixture until well combined. Add berries, be careful not to over-mix as this will discolour the mixture. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until golden and cooked through. 


Tip: If using fresh berries, only wash just before using them to avoid mould growth from the extra moisture. 


Leftovers: Grill any leftover slices of banana bread and top with ricotta and fresh berries for a delicious breakfast.


Variation: Remove the nuts for a smoother consistency.