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FREE Recipe @ Australian Healthy Banana Bread

Usually the word healthy doesn’t tie well with tasty. I was very doubtful when my friend passed me this recipe. This recipe is said to fly all the way from Australia and it is prepared by the chef of a famous hotel.

The main ingredients which are used to make this healthy Austalian banana bread are the usage of brown sugar instead of white sugar, replacement of vegetable oil instead of butter or margarine as well as the high fibre bananas. Below are the ingredients which some of them in brackets are the substitute or replacement of ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 275g Bananas
  • 275g Brown Sugar (can be cut down to 250g)
  • 275g Plain White Flour (Rose Flour)
  • 3 eggs
  • 70ml Vegetable Oil (Olive Oil)
  • 140ml Milk (Low Fat Milk)
  • 5g Bi-Carb of Soda
  • 8g Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt

The milk can be substituted with low fat milk. The eggs can be replaced with organic eggs.



The brown sugar shown on the picture below is not very suitable for the bread as there is a kinda weird smell. The more suitable brown sugar to be used would be the “Prai” brand brown sugar. As for the bananas you may use organic banana too.

The flour can be substituted with rose flour which has a more fine texture.

The baking powder and soda have no substitution available at this moment.

Before I even begin, someone has already been waiting impatiently for the cake.

Steps and Method:

1) Mash the bananas then mix bananas, sugar and egg together.

2) Add salt, milk and oil one at a time while mixing.

3) Sift flour, bi-carb of soda and baking powder together and add to the mixture.

4) Mix on medium speed for 10 minutes.

5) Place the mixture to the mould.

6) Bake at 160ºC for 2 hours, depending of the heat and the ability of your oven. However, do check out the cake every 30 minutes to ensure that it is in constant heat.

Additional Information:

  • Always heat check on the progress of the bread while cooking, some oven will never take 2 hours. It usually only takes 1 hour plus.
  • The portion of brown sugar can be cut down to 200g if your are not the sweet tooth type. The more ripe the bananas, the more sweet it will add to the mixture. So it makes more sense to cut down on the sugar if the bananas are too ripe.

The final outcome of the bread was very satisfying although the bread has overwhelmingly expanded. Anyway, the aroma was nice and the taste was great, not too sweet or oily.

After our hard work of baking, it was just in time for some afternoon tea.

For those who are conscious about health while don’t wanna miss out the temptation of banana bread, you can try out this recipe.

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13 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. Great to see homemade dessert in this blog…any chances of us having this healthy dessert for the coming bloggers gathering ?

    1. ck lam on July 24th, 2009 at 1:58 pm
  2. Gill, this is known as bread but the mixing ingredients is using cake, so is a semi-bread cake.

    Allen, your question was answer on the Gill column.

    Rebeca, in this case I should name it “Brecake”. Because it is for health purpose therefore is a bit evolved. Btw, I had double confirmed with my auntie from Australia and it is really known as bread.

    2. stevengoh on July 23rd, 2009 at 10:33 pm
  3. See? everyone is askin is it cake texture or bread-y???

    3. thenomadGourmand on July 23rd, 2009 at 4:50 pm
  4. looks nice wor….. it looks like cake to me la…. i also have the same question as gill…. cake or bread?

    4. allenooi on July 23rd, 2009 at 11:30 am
  5. is this bread or cake? hehe

    5. gill gill on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:59 am
  6. Mary, extra charge for delivery :)

    Rebbecca, for this recipe is no need. It’s much easier.

    buzzingbee, if want can have pot luck

    6. stevengoh on July 22nd, 2009 at 4:07 pm
  7. wuah…when can we try this home-made bread from steven? *hint* :P

    7. buzzingbee on July 21st, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  8. wow.. i jz ordered a breadmaker and will be getting it on Sat. Hey, i tot bread must knead one? the mixture and the turnout looks like cake to me worr.. it is doughy bread texture or crumbly like cake??

    8. thenomadGourmand on July 21st, 2009 at 8:44 pm
  9. Next time delivery ah…… ^-^ Will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    9. FoOd PaRaDiSe on July 21st, 2009 at 3:28 pm
  10. NKOTB, tapao 1 set RM2.50 :)

    500ml, I have no problem in baking cause is one of my interest.

    Selba, you are welcome. This is really a tasty and healthy combination of recipe.

    10. stevengoh on July 21st, 2009 at 9:06 am
  11. What a delicious healthy banana bread! Thanks for sharing the recipe..

    11. Selba on July 20th, 2009 at 9:00 pm
  12. Wow, you bake?? I wouldn’t have guessed!! Looks like an awesome recipe, I am all for abstaining from butter or margarine!

    12. 550ml jar of faith on July 20th, 2009 at 8:49 pm
  13. wah!!! 2 for me pls and a cup of coffee!!! this is good for afternoon snacks la!! :)

    13. New Kid On The Blog on July 20th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

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