Breakfast Loaf

We’re still making great efforts to continue with #betterbreakfasts in the Simply Homemade home. I find having things made in advance a huge help and at this stage, more than halfway through the year, I’m delighted with the progress we’ve made.

This breakfast loaf is quick to throw together. I bake it the night before and it’s just a matter of slicing it in the morning and it’s ready.


110g Ground Almonds
65g Oat Flour (blitzed porridge oats)
25g Coconut Flour
1 tsp Bread Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch Salt
30g Chopped Hazelnuts
1 1/2 Mashed Bananas (keep the remaining half to top the loaf)
70g Honey
2 Eggs, separated



  • Preheat the oven to 160 and prepare a loaf tin, either grease and line or use a loaf tin liner (very convenient!)
  • In one bowl combine the ground almonds, oat flour, coconut flour, bread soda, cinnamon, salt and hazelnuts.
  • In another bowl whisk together the banana, honey and egg yolks. Whisk the egg whites separately until stiff.
  • Pour the banana mixture into the flours and combine well. Then fold the egg whites into the bread mixture.
  • Spoon the bread mix into the loaf tin. Cut the remaining banana into slices or what my children call ‘banana pennies’ and place them on top.


Bake in the centre of the oven for 35 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

WP_20150905_010The children had this for breakfast with just some butter on it.


They all enjoyed it but did ask if they could have some chocolate spread on it the next time!! I don’t buy chocolate spread, instead I mix a little cacao and maple syrup with some almond butter. Quick, simple, low in sugar; and the children all enjoy it.




  1. Helen, The Busy Mama

    This looks yum! Making it this weekend I reckon. X

    1. Thank you! Hope you like it 🙂

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  3. That sounds absolutely delicious and so easy. I seem to have been relying on a lot of quick fixes over a few hectic weeks recently, but really want to get back into cooking and baking properly again. I’m never very inspired for breakfast so this is perfect!

    1. Thank you, it was a big hit with all 5 of my children, that’s the big test here 🙂

  4. This does look lovely but not sure it would be for us. I love the idea of making it the night before so there is no messing around in the morning when everyone is rushing to get ready. x

  5. This looks really nice and easy, especially making the night before. I’m getting into cooking from scratch since I’ve had my boys so might need to try this

  6. You Baby Me Mummy

    This sounds amazing. I need more food ideas for Baby as she is so difficult to tempt to eat x

    1. They go through phases don’t they, my two year old was brilliant, these days all he wants it’s cheese!

  7. I love mini breakfast loafs when on holiday. I should make this for the children as a weeeekend treat.

  8. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    Great recipe! My kids adore banana bread. I love how you have the sliced bananas on the top, I haven’t tried that before & it looks really lovely x

  9. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    Oh Nicola, can I come a live in your house and enjoy all this wholesome food that you make! This would be a great breakfast option for TL because some days he gets so bored with his cereal and fruit.

    1. Course you can Fi 🙂 Little people are funny aren’t they go from wanting the same thing everyday to being bored of it just as quick!

  10. Ickle Pickle

    Oh my – this looks so yummy – and I love the sound of your chocolate spread – I must try it – my kids love the shop stuff. Kaz x

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  12. Oh his looks delicious and it’s brilliant you used oat flour over regular flour, I must try this, I wonder could you leave out out the coconut?? It’s actually quite hard to find a nice recipe for banana bread online

    1. You could replace the coconut flour with double the amount of regular flour (I haven’t tried that yet but I would, I’m a divil for changing recipes lol)

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