Sugar-free banana cake

Sugar-free banana cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level



Cuts into 6 - 8 slices

The natural sweetness of fruit and a drizzle of agave syrup means less added sugar is needed in this banana bread

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 125g self-raising wholemeal flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 75g sultanas
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • drizzle agave syrup, to serve (optional)

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  1. Grown ups: Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C fan/ gas mark 4. Grease and line a 450g loaf/1lb tin with baking parchment.
  2. Children: Weigh the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sultanas into a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. Then weigh the butter, vanilla essence, egg, milk and mashed bananas and put into another bowl or jug and mix with a small balloon whisk or fork. Pour the ‘wet’ banana mixture into the ‘dry’ flour mixture and combine thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Weighing needs to be very accurate when baking so help older children to measure carefully. Younger children can also get involved by spooning or pouring into the scales with adult supervision. Younger children can also beat the egg with a fork and mash the banana with a potato masher.
  3. Grown ups: Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30 - 40 mins or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven, allow to cool in the tin for 10 mins then turn out.
  4. Children: Drizzle with agave syrup if using.

Recipe from, July 2012

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katiebrien's picture
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mine didnt rise either :( tasted lovely, though, does anyone have any tips of what to do to make it rise?

lhaapalahti's picture
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This recipe is great. I usually use chopped dried apricots instead of sultanas and make cupcakes (I don't use the agave syrup). They are perfect to put in my son's lunch box.

mcolquhoun's picture

The recipe says 3 milk, but what is the mesurement, 3 tablespoons?

madre1's picture
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I found this a great sugar free cake and will certainly make it again. Liked the agave syrup topping too.

carolinehire's picture

Hi, sorry the egg was missing from the ingredients list. We have now added it to the list. The recipe tested well so we hope you enjoy it. Caroline.

neekynoo's picture
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Have made this twice now, once with an egg and once without as was not included in the ingredients list. It did not rise either time and was very disappointing both times, however did taste ok.

kadi592's picture

in the instructions it says put an egg in a bowl but in the igredients it doesn't even say you need an egg ... confused :P

julesthenorweegie's picture

Normally when I make banana bread, I use normal flour and a tsp of baking powder, and it comes out tasting and looking delicious, so you should be OK :)
For a more filling bread you can even substitute some of the flour for oats and nuts.

bellakhalil's picture

Is it possibile to substitute the self raising flour with regular flour? or is there another substitute??