Better For You Banana Bread, by nutritionist Alex Bovell

Ah, banana bread! One of the homeliest comforts you can think of. There’s nothing quite like a moist, sweet banana bread. Whether it’s toasted with spread, warmed with yoghurt, or partnered with your morning coffee.  And, what’s better, is when the lovely nutritionist Alex creates an alternative bread that does so much more than fulfil your nostalgic banana bread needs.

Packed full of fats, seeds and natural sweetness, this recipe will offer you the perfect snack for both your sweet tooth and your health. Plus, it’s vegan, gluten and dairy-free! What more could you want? 

Here’s Alex’s Better For You Banana Bread: 

I’ve always had a sweet tooth growing up. I remember in primary school, every day my dad would pick me up we’d stop at Brumby’s to buy a vanilla slice. We have this joke now and we laugh, as maybe that’s why I was a “little bit podgy”. Honestly, it became far too regular for a treat and I soon expected one every day! Other than vanilla slices, I could never go past delicious fresh banana bread smothered in butter. To be honest, I’m drooling just thinking about that now.

I really wanted to create a super healthy alternative for you, because what’s life without a few treats every now and then? To be honest, this recipe is incredibly healthy and beneficial you could almost have it every day if you wanted too. I love warming a slice up and adding a dollop of coconut yoghurt for dessert at night (or breakfast in the morning).



3 Bananas, ripe
3 Eggs
2 cups Rolled oats
½ cup Coconut Flour
½ cup Almond Meal
¼ cup Maple Syrup or Honey
¼ cup Stevia
¼ cup Walnuts, chopped
3 Tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted
1 tsp of Nuts by Nature Almond Milk, mixed with 200ml of water 
1 Tbsp. Flaxseeds, ground
3 Tbsp. Tapioca Flour
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
2 tsp. Vanilla Essence
1 tsp. Baking Powder
½ tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt



1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
2. Blend the almond milk, eggs and banana together
3. Combine the wet ingredients in a bowl and mix with the banana & egg mixture
4. Combine both the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing well
5. Add the mixture into the tray lined with baking paper
6. Top with a sprinkle of chopped walnuts
7. Bake for 40-60 minutes or until the top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean
8. Cool and slice to serve
Alex Bovell
Clinical Nutritionist (BHSc)