Banana Bread With Cinnamon And Chopped Nuts

This moist loaf, packed with ripe bananas, sweet honey and chopped nuts, is ideal for afternoon tea. Enjoy spread with butter.

  • Organic
  • Vegetarian


100g organic butter, softened
175g Waitrose Organic New Zealand Forest Honey
2 organic eggs, beaten
2 large ripe organic Fairtrade bananas, roughly chopped
½ tsp organic ground cinnamon
225g organic self-raising flour
50g pack organic walnut pieces
50g pack organic Brazil nuts, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 1kg loaf tin and line the base and ends with a long strip of baking parchment.
  2. Place the butter, honey, eggs, bananas, cinnamon and flour in a food processor and blend until smooth. Alternatively, beat by hand with a wooden spoon. Add the nuts, and pulse or mix until just combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean, and the bread is golden and well risen. Allow the loaf to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out. Remove the baking parchment and cut into slices. Delicious served warm or cold, spread with butter.

Cook's tips

This loaf is a great way to use up over-ripe bananas and will keep for 4-5 days if stored in an airtight container. Try making with other nuts such as pecans or hazelnuts.

Drinks recommendation

Serve with a refreshing cup of tea.

Banana bread with cinnamon and chopped nuts
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 55 minutes 55 minutes

Makes: 10 slices

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1359.8kJ
Fat 17.7g
Saturated Fat 7.1g
Sugars 21.0g
Salt 0.4g

per slice

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4 stars

Average user rating Based on 87 ratings

This recipe was first published in Sat Sep 01 01:00:00 BST 2007.