Banana bread sliced with banana and yogurt

Banana, coconut & cardamom bread

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins


Serves 8 - 10

Savour the coconutty flavour of this gorgeous banana bread, which comes from the coconut oil and coconut yogurt. Try a slice toasted for breakfast or brunch with sliced banana

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze in slices for two months
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (10)

  • kcal296
  • fat16g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 125g coconut oil or butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 2 large very ripe bananas



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  • 3 medium eggs
  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut yogurt or natural yogurt, plus extra to serve
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
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  • seeds from 12 cardamom pods, crushed


  1. Heat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Butter a 900g loaf tin and line with a long strip of baking parchment. Melt the coconut oil or butter in a pan or the microwave. Mash the bananas and add the oil or butter, eggs, sugar and yogurt.

  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, crushed cardamom and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients and whisk to a smooth batter. Pour into the tin and bake for 1 hr 10 mins until golden and risen. Insert a skewer into the centre of the cake to make sure it’s cooked – it should come out with a few crumbs but no wet cake mixture. If needed, return the cake to the oven for another 5-10 mins, then check again, and keep going until it’s cooked. Serve slightly warm. Once cool, keep in a tin for up to five days.

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Bhuvanesh's picture
18th Jun, 2020
Delicious! Enjoyed by all the family! Adding some fresh desiccated coconut makes it even more tasty! I make this regularly now!
11th Jun, 2020
Our best Banana cake during lockdown. The cardamom is subtle but makes it taste Devine. Shared with all my family.
Frantic Flapjack
4th Mar, 2019
The cooking time was about right. I added a tablespoon of desiccated coconut to natural Greek yogurt before adding to the mixture.
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