I have tried many different banana bread recipes, a favourite in my family, but none compare to this one! A wholesome snack to accompany your afternoon tea/coffee without the added guilt.


100g Raisins

200g White Spelt Flour

1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Bread Soda

120ml Sunflower Oil

150g Honey

2 large Eggs

2 medium Bananas

50g Walnuts, crushed a little (optional) I use some to decorate the top!


  1. Preheat your oven to 150C/300F/GM2. Prepare a 2lb loaf tin either by lightly greasing and dusting it with flour or as I prefer, using a loaf tin liner.
  2. Put the raisins into a small pan with enough water to cover them, bring to the boil, turn off the heat and leave to one side.
  3. Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and bread soda into a large bowl. Whizz the oil, honey, eggs and bananas together in a blender if you have one, if not mash the bananas up separate and add to the other wet ingredients in a jug, mixing well.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well, until smooth. Drain the raisins and stir in along with the walnuts.
  5. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out nearly clean – why so long? I wondered the same but trust in the process. Key is low heat for a longer time makes it moist!
  6. Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Et voila!