Nutty banana bread

*** Nutty banana bread ***
Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free.

Easily made free of added sugar


2 ripen bananas well mashed
200g self raising flour (I use Aldi gf self raising)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
50g chopped nuts
70g dairy free butter (I use Stork margarine)
30g nut butter

** Method **

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and cinnamon together.
  • Mix in the mashed bananas
  • Add the chopped nuts and honey
  • Melt the butters and add. Mix well.
  • Place in loaf tin and bake for 40/45 minutes.

Banana bread

*** Dairy free, soya free, egg free and wheat/gluten free ***

*** Banana bread ***
Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free


  • 8oz flour (I use gluten free plain flour but any flour mix will work)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4oz sugar
  • 80 ml favourless oil (sunflower, vegetable, rapeseed etc)
  • 3 well ripe bananas (well mashed)


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius
  • Mix all ingredients except bananas together.
  • Add the bananas into other ingredients and mix well.
  • I sprinkled some sugar on top
  • Bake for 50 minutes.


  • If not gluten free, this recipe works well with half wholemeal flour/half white flour
  • Add 50g raisins
  • Add 50g grated apples
  • Add 50g chopped nuts
  • Add 50g chocolate chips
  • Swap 30g of flour with cocoa powder

Raspberry muffins

****Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free ***

Really moist buns

** Ingredients **

50g raspberries

125ml golden syrup

80ml milk (any alternative milk)

60ml oil

125ml yogurt (I use koko yogurt)

180g self raising gluten free flour

1 tsp baking powder

** Method **

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Whisk the golden syrup, milk, oil and yogurt together.
  • Add to the flour and baking powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Fold in the fruit.
  • Put in bun cases and bake for 12/15 minutes.

– Add 50g strawberries

– Add 50g blueberries

– Add 50g dairy free chocolate

– Add 50g grated carrot

– Add 50g grated apple

– Replace 50g of the flour with cocoa powder

Golden syrup
A question regularly asked is what is golden syrup? The following information is taken directly from Wikipedia.
Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick amber-coloured form of inverted sugar syrup made in the process of refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance similar to honey and is often used as a substitute where honey is unavailable or prohibitively expensive.
It is not to be confused with amber corn syrup or amber refined sugar. Regular molasses, or dark treacle, has both a richer colour and a strong, distinctive flavour.
A common brand used is Lyle Golden Syrup.