wholesome banana bread

Manuka, Blueberry & Banana Bread

Our banana bread (with optional blueberries) is the perfect treat for those days when you can't shake a craving for a few sweet mouthfuls. The recipe has replaced sugar with honey, which tastes sweeter per spoonful. Try this super simple recipe for a moist loaf of banana laden goodness, extra points if you can save some for a friend - we couldn't!


Manuka, Blueberry & Banana Bread


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

2 eggs

6 ripe bananas

1/2 cup of Gourmet or Mānuka honey MGO30+

1/2 cup oil (coconut tastes good!)

1 cup blueberries


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius.

  2. Mash 5 of the bananas (set one aside), transfer to a large bowl and which in the eggs, honey and oil.

  3. Add the dry ingredients (through a sieve if you have one), and mix well. 

  4. Add the blueberries if desired and gently fold the batter. 

  5. Slice the remaining banana in half long-ways and place in the bottom of a pre-greased cake tin with the sliced sides facing the tin. Pour the cake mixture into the tin, over the bananas.

  6. Bake for around 55 minutes or until a skewer/toothpick comes out clean. 

  7. Allow to cool, then serve up with tea or coffee. 


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