This healthy Banana and Raspberry Wholemeal Loaf is super easy to make. It is made with wholemeal flour and no added sugar so that it can be enjoyed as a healthy afternoon snack. Since it is made with wholemeal and oats, it provides a good amount of protein and fibre. Ripe bananas and apple sauce have also been used to replace fat, making it low in fat and saturated fat while providing a natural sweetness.

Serves:  6

Dietary: Suitable for vegetarian, milk-free, and lactose-free.

Contains: Gluten and Wheat (wholemeal flour), egg,

May contain: Gluten (oats), Sulphites (apple sauce)

Preparation time: 10 – 20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes



1 cup self-raising wholemeal flour
1 cup oats, finely ground
2 medium eggs
24 medium raspberries, fresh
2 small ripe bananas, mashed
5 Tbsp applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon, ground
½ tsp nutmeg, ground



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/350°F/Gas mark 4.
  2. Grease and line a standard loaf tin with parchment paper.
  3. Finely ground oats in a food processor.
  4. Prepare dry ingredients by mixing wholemeal flour, ground oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg together.
  5. Prepare wet ingredients by whisking eggs, applesauce, and mashed banana in a deep bowl.
  6. Now, gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
  7. Lastly, fold in 12 of the raspberries.
  8. Pour the batter into the lined tin.
  9. Top with the remaining 12 raspberries and gently press them down.
  10. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until a skewer poked in the middle comes out clean.
  11. Remove from the oven and rest in the tin for 10 minutes.
  12. Then, transfer onto a wired rack to cool further before serving.


This recipe has been donated by Mamta Pun (a Nutrition and Dietetics student at the University of Winchester)



Per serving: one loaf slice (100 g)
Total calories: 203 kcal
Fat: 3.4 g
Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
Carbohydrate: 33 g
Total sugar: 9.2 g
Fibre 5.0 g
Protein: 7.1 g
Salt: 0.3 g



  • Fat in the Banana and Raspberry Wholemeal Loaf has been substituted with apple sauce.
  • This fruit loaf is rich in thiamine, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and manganese.
  • Vitamin B12 contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system, normal homocysteine metabolism, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal psychological function, normal red blood cell formation, and normal functioning of the immune system. It further helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
  • Raspberries, bananas, and apples are good sources of fibre, phosphorus, vitamin B and  C.
  • Bananas and raspberries are also a good source of Folate (vitamin B6).
  • Oats and wheat are good sources of protein and fibre.
  • Fibre is essential for healthy gut function.



  • Exchange whole oats for oat flour.
  • Swap raspberries with cherries, blueberries, blackberries, or dried fruits.
  • Swap wholemeal flour for oats and almond flour


Consumer Tested by Kathy Lewis, R.Nutr., Registered Nutritionist


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