Banana And Walnut Cake

My wife, Linda’s banana and walnut cake is so easy to make and absolutely delicious in the afternoon with a cup of tea. I also have it for a bit of an energy boost pre-workout with a strong coffee.


200g wholemeal spelt flour, plus extra for dusting

100g sultanas

1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

100ml of organic coconut oil

150g of honey

2 large eggs

2 medium, well ripened bananas

70g walnuts , crushed by hand


Start by preheating the oven to 150 celsius or gas mark 2. Lightly grease a baking loaf tin with a little bit of the coconut oil and dust with some spelt flour.

Add the sultanas to a small pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, turn off the heat and set aside until you need them.

Put the spelt flour, cinnamon, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl and mix together. In a jug mix the honey and eggs. Use a blender to purify the bananas with the coconut oil and add them to the jug.

Pour the contents of the jug into the bowl with the flour and mix until smooth. Drain the sultanas and add them to the bowl with the walnuts.

Pour the mixture into the baking loaf tin and put in the preheated oven for around 1 hour. It should be dry in the middle when cooked so you can test with a skewer.

Banana and Walnut Cake