Banana bread

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

This is a recipe that has been tested at many bike races, you will find in my second cookbook Eat Race Win.

I have worked on over the years. It's a merge between Richie Porte's mom's (Australian) recipe, My ex mom in laws (American) and my own take on those two recipes.

Banana bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Prep time: 10-15 min

Cooking time: 35-40 min

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe brown bananas

  • 200 ml non-dairy milk

  • 100 g brown sugar

  • 50 g brown cane sugar

  • 50 ml olive oil

  • 1 whole large egg

  • 200 g flour

  • 140 g almond flour

  • 115 g oats

  • 3 tsp. baking powder

  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt

  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cardamom


  • berries

  • banana

  • peanut butter or any nut butter

  • apple

  • greek yoghurt

Step 1.

Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F.

Line a loaf pan with baking paper, then grease it up.

Step 2.

Peel and mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3.

Mix the mashed bananas with the milk, sugars, olive oil and egg until well combined.

Step 4.

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cardamom into the bowl.

Add the almond flour and oats, then stir everything until well combined.

Step 5.

Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for about 35-40 minutes until golden and set. The wider your bread tin is, the faster it bakes. So keep an eye on it!

Step 6.

Remove the pan from the oven and set it aside on a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Step 7.

Slice and top with fruits, yoghurt and nut butter. Eat at home or make a sandwich and bring it on your next bike ride.


Make it gluten free: Substitute wheat flour with a mixture of 1:1:1 Buckwheat flour, rice flour and corn meal, Then add 1 tsp of Xanthan gum, to keep it from not crumbling

Make double portions and freeze them for a rainy day.

Banana portrait!


Thank you for reading and cooking.

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Remember brown bananas are the best!

Take care, lot's of love

- Hannah

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