Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Everyone who knows me knows, that I don’t like eating yellow or already brown bananas – they have to be green :) and if it occurs that they eventually really not green anymore, I make a banana bread. It’s a good pre and post training or race food, delicious for breakfast or simply tasty to a cup of coffee.


  • 1/3 cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

Optional: 1/2 cup mix-ins like chopped walnuts, chopped dried fruit, fresh banana slices


  1. Preheat the oven to 165°C/325°F. Butter a loaf pan and add some bread crumbs or whole wheat.
  2. Beat the oil and maple syrup in a large bowl together with a whisk. Add the eggs and beat well, then whisk in the mashed bananas and milk.
  3. Then add the baking soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon and whisk to blend. Lastly, stir in the flour, just until combined.
  4. Spoon the cake mixture into the greased loaf pan and level with the back of the spoon. If you like to add some chocolate chips then mix them carefully with a spoon into the dough.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes.