Banana bread with sunflower and pumpkin seeds

    1 hour 15 min

    This banana bread gets its bite from toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 4 tablespoons sunflower seeds
    • 4 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
    • 250g flour
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 bananas
    • 100g butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
    • 2 eggs

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a loaf pan.
    2. Toast the seeds in a frying pan till lightly brown, stirring often to prevent burning.
    3. First, mix the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and the seeds.
    4. Mash bananas with fork. Melt butter. Combine bananas with butter, vanilla, buttermilk and eggs and mix well.
    5. Add dry mixture and carefully mix but do not overmix.
    6. Bake till a tester comes out clean, about 1 hour.


    Do not overmix, otherwise the cake will not rise, due to a high gluten content.

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