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Meet the Slimming World banana bread. Is it bread? Is it cake? Whatever you want to call it, this lovely loaf is totally delicious and fits fantastically with the Food Optimising plan.

If you’ve got a couple of bananas and the baking basics below, this simple four-step banana bread is the perfect companion for your afternoon cuppa – you can even add chocolate into the mix for extra yum-factor!

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Slimming World healthy banana bread recipe

serves 6
suitable for vegetarians
ready in 45 minutes, plus cooling
5 Syns per serving

What you need: 

2 ripe bananas
60g All-Bran Original, roughly crushed
4 level tbsp sweetener granules
60ml apple juice
60g self-raising flour
5-6 drops vanilla essence
2 level tsp baking powder
½ tsp ground allspice
3 eggs, lightly beaten
fat-free natural yogurt or fromage frais, to serve

What you do: 

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6 and line a small loaf tin with non-stick baking paper.

2. Put the bananas in a mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Add the All-Bran, sweetener and apple juice and stir well. Sift in the flour. Add the vanilla essence, baking powder and allspice, followed by the eggs and a pinch of salt. Mix until smooth and well blended.


3. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until firm to the touch and golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.

4. Remove the loaf from the tin and peel off the baking paper. Cut into 6 equal slices and serve warm with a dollop of fat-free natural yogurt or fromage frais. The loaf will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container – try toasting it for a yummy snack.

Tip: This Slimming World banana bread is even more delicious if you add 25g chocolate chips to the mixture (adds 1 Syn per serving).

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A selection of Slimming World cakes

When you join Slimming World, you’ll get access to more than 2,000 recipes on our website and app, including a sweet sprinkling of Slimming World sponges, loaf cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, biscuits, puddings, tarts, pies and more.  

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