Banana millet bread

18 Sep

I had a glut of turning bananas and so decided to make a banana bread.

I thought I would try this recipe from Joy the Baker (man she makes good food) but didn’t have all the ingredients so made a few tweaks.  It is a super delicious quite subtle banana bread.  I loved the millet in this – this crunchy explosions really added to the overall enjoyment.  I made half the batch into a bread and the other half into muffins to take with on a pick-your-own adventure on a farm in North London with some friends.  The friends liked them too.


  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fruit sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (oops forgot this)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 medium bananas,  mashed
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 cup self-raising white flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raw millet, rinsed
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Melt margarine and oil in the microwave and let cool slightly.  In a medium bowl whisk together butter, oil, sugars and eggs until thoroughly combined.  Whisk in vanilla, buttermilk and mashed bananas.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flours, salt, baking soda and cinnamon and then stir in millet.
  4. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  5. Divide between 12 muffin trays and 1 loaf tin or 2 loaf tins.  Bake muffins for half an hour and loaf for about an hour.
  6. According to Joy this will last at room temperature well wrapped for up to five days, we have eaten almost all if it in less than two.  Oops.
I also made some jam from some strawberries and raspberries that we picked.  This tasted amazing, so much better than shop bought and lovely with the banana bread.

2 Responses to “Banana millet bread”

  1. Nic's Notebook 19 September 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Yum I love banana bread – will have to try this recipe x

  2. Lucy 26 September 2011 at 9:27 am #

    I’ve never tried baking wth bananas but keep meaning to – this sounds a good recipe … but … isn’t millet what budgies eat?!

    (Your new flat looks totally amazing BTW!) x

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