Dairy & Soy Free Banana Bread

"I had to live dairy and soy-free for the first year of my kids’ life, because of her allergy. Luckily for the people around me, neither wine nor chips contained either, so we avoided diet-induced manslaughter. It was the hungriest I’ve been in years, and gave me a look at what it's like to live in the allergy world (spoiler: it can suck).

This recipe kept me going through some hard sugar-lows. The bub liked it, too, which I guess is a bonus!"

- EW

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  • Preheat oven to 160C (325F). Lightly grease a 28 x 18 cm loaf pan (9 x 5 inch); set aside
  • In a bowl mash bananas. Beat in sugar, then egg and butter. In another bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking soda; add to banana mixture and stir just until all flour is moistened
  • Add apples and nuts*; stir just until well mixed. Pour batter into prepared pan
  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes



  • 3 large, ripe bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (you can play with this amount depending on how cakey or bready you like the loaf)
  • 1.5 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon each, salt and baking soda
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • *1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I didn’t include this for the baby version - definitely improves it though)

Recipe adapted from cooks.com