This Spiced Banana Bread is moist, delicious and packed full of flavour. Try it out for a healthier dessert or snack. Vegan + gluten-free.
A friend of mine once explained how she really wanted to try to bake healthier options of her favourite treats, but as she didn’t have the required ingredients most of the time, she never got around to it. This inspired me to make this Spiced Banana Bread with easy-to-get ingredients.
Banana and dates are used as sweeteners, while almonds and oats are used as flour. Cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg are used to add a lot of flavour to this Spiced Banana Bread – hence the name. And finally, almond milk (or any non-dairy milk) is used to combine everything together.
This banana bread is incredibly moist and delicious, and it’s packed full of flavour. Even though three bananas are used in this recipe, the banana flavour is mild as the cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg take over and add most of the flavour.
All of the ingredients used are easy to find – any supermarket should have them. Ground almonds may not be available but you can easily ground them yourself in a blender, food processor or similar. Also, all of the ingredients – maybe except for the almonds – are cheap and can be bought in bulk to use in other recipes or eaten as snacks.
If you give in to the temptation (which is obviously the point of this post) and try this Spiced Banana Bread, please leave a comment below or even better, snap a quick picture of them and post it on Instagram, tagging it with #themostlyhealthy 🙂
- 2/3 cup dates (90 g)
- 3 bananas
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
- 1 cup ground almonds (100 g)*
- 1 cup oats (80 g)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
Soak the dates in water for 5-10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Ground the oats using a blender, foodprocessor or similar until it gets a flour-like consistency. Mix the oats with grounded almonds, baking powder, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
Drain the dates and mash them together with the bananas using the back of a fork. Mix the mashed dates and bananas with the almond milk before adding them to the dry ingredients. Mix everything well together.
Align a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour the batter into it. Spread it out evenly and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothstick comes out clean of the middle. Allow to cool down before serving.
Store in airtight container.
* if you do not have ground almonds, simply use a blender, foodprocessor or similar to ground whole almonds. The consistency should be very similar to regular flour.