Have you been in that position when you ask for a banana bread and you end up with a banana cake? Do you know the difference? Well, this is an issue that has been widely discussed. A similar one is: What’s the difference between a cupcake and a muffin? No one really knows what the difference is, but there has to be one, right?

The banana bread is denser than the cake as it uses different types of flour. Additionally, it is less sweet than the cake and it doesn’t come with frosting or icing on the top. So if you ask to yourself whether eating one of these for breakfast seems healthy, make sure it does not have the frosting/icing bit – this means you are indeed in front of a banana bread!

If you’d like to indulge yourself with a home-made banana bread, I am happy to share with you the following healthy recipe. Of course, you can also share with your family and friends as breakfast or morning tea – even with the little ones. When consumed with some yoghurt, it can be also considered a great post-workout recovery meal.


  • 1 cup oats blended into flour
  • 1 cup of self-raising flour (you could use almond meal or similar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 small or 2 medium ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Sliced banana as decoration


  • Pre heat the oven to 180°. Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Mash the bananas in a separate bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix well. Pour into baking loaf container approx. 10 x 5 inch.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown (Always check with a wooden stick first!)


And voilà! Now you can just sit on your couch, have a nice cup of coffee and enjoy your delicious banana bread.

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