Banana Bread Sweetened With Honey

I have an on again off again love affair with bananas. They are so good for you and act as natures anti depressant. Because of the health benefits, I should eat a banana a day. But, I only like to eat them as the skin turns from dark green to yellow. A day later and I will put the banana into a smoothie made with yoghurt and honey, but any time after that I will not eat the banana. And so I usually only buy 3 or 4 at a time. Dave will eat the banana on day 3 but he too does not like over ripe fruit. A few weeks ago one banana went from green to inedible after a few days. I am loathe to throw anything away as I hate wasting food, but I was not in the mood to make banana muffins. Given how delicious my ginger bread tasted I used that recipe as the base to bake some banana bread. Dave is not a huge fan of baked bananas but we both enjoyed this bread. As it was only the two of us eating it, we ended up toasting the last bit for breakfast.

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Banana Bread
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4.5 from 2 votes

Banana Bread

This banana bread is so moist and perfect for toasting if you want some crunch. It makes great use of an over ripe banana.
Recipe Category: Baking
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 100 g butter
  • 200 g honey
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • thick yoghurt (less than 150mls)
  • 200 g flour, sifted
  • 10 mls ground ginger
  • 5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 50 g fructose
  • 2 eggs


  • Place the butter and honey into a sauce pan
  • Over a medium temperature, allow the butter to melt
  • Set aside to cool completely
  • Preheat the oven to 150° Celsius
  • Place the banana into a measuring jug
  • Top up the 150ml mark with yoghurt
  • Mix into the butter to combine
  • Place all of the ingredients into a stand mixer bowl, starting with the dry ingredients
  • Beat until combined
  • Pour into a lined loaf tin
  • Bake for 75 minutes
  • Turn out and cool on a wire rack

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