Banana cinnamon Bread

Banana Cinnamon Bread

‘A moist and tender loaf with loads of  banana-y & cinnamon-y flavour! YUM!’

Banana bread. One of those many special things in life. But there is something better than the glorious loaf. 2 loaves of course!!! And how about using wholemeal flour instead of refined white?

 I always use wholemeal and I never notice the difference, in fact I think it yields a more moist loaf.

Take that refined white flour banana bread!!!! 🙂IMG_2203

Moist and tender with loads of delicious banana-y and cinnamon-y flavour!YUM! This classic recipe is from a AWW cookbook called: All Time Favourites, and that’s exactly what it is: an all time favourite! You can’t go wrong with this one.


Perfect served lovely & warm straight from the oven or cold in the lunchbox slathered with butter, either way is delish!


 YIELDS: 2 26cm x 11cm loaves          SERVES: 16


4 cups (600g) of self-raising flour  (I used wholemeal)

2/3 cup (100g) plain flour (I used wholemeal)

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

 1 cup (220g) of packed brown sugar

4 overripe (2 cups) bananas, mashed

4 eggs, lightly beaten

2/3 cups (160ml) oil ( any type I used rice bran oil, but coconut, olive or vegetable)

1 1/2 cups (180ml) buttermilk


Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease 2 26cm x 11cm loaf pans.

Sift all the dry ingredients (not the brown sugar) into a bowl and then add the brown sugar and mash through.

Next add the banana, eggs, buttermilk, oil and fold until just combined.

Spoon into loaf pan and cook in the oven for about an hour or until a skewer comes out clean and a nice brown crust has formed.


Pinterest Picks Week 2-back 2 school special

For all us down under, school is near if not already here! So for this weeks Pinterest Picks I have brought some useful pins about back to school. These pins are all about different school lunch ideas for exciting lunchboxes, after-school snacks for rumbling stomachs and organization tips to make things easier because I mean, who like things that are really complicated:)! So here is what I found………..

School Lunches

100 healthy snacks for the lunchbox By Red and Honey

These snack ideas are actually healthy. No processed junk on this list, like so many others floating around.

For kids and adults alike. Anyone up for banana & walnut muffins, frozen grapes or chocolate avocado pudding. No, what about air popped popcorn with real butter and sea salt, you can’t say no can you!

Mason jar lunches By Babble

Send your kids back to school with easy-to-make, customizable mason jar pasta salads! They'll never come home complaining about lunchtime again.:

Doesn’t putting everything in jar just making things 100 times better, cos I think it does. I mean just look at these cute pasta mason jars. When ready to eat, simply shake up and enjoy these super easy yet Delicious lunches.


After-School snacks

Strawberry yogurt bark By Hello Wonderful


I love the idea of this healthy yogurt strawberry bark. A sprinkle of granola anyone???SOOOOO YUM!

Roasted garlic hummus By Just a Taste

Roasted Garlic Hummus from #recipe

Carrot, capsicum, cucumber sticks, pita chips, crackers, tortilla chips. The possibilities with this one are endless. Also is it just me or anything that requires dipping already counts as a winner? Yeah, I thought so, too!!!

And lastly strawberry fruit leather By Divas can cook

You know those fruit leathers in the supermarkets , now you make those awesome little things at home for a more friendly price with this great DIY!

Organization Tips


Draw Organizers By I Heart Orgainizing

Line your desk drawers with scrapbook paper and add clear plastic organizers to keep things neat and organized.:

Clear plastic containers and scrapbooking paper can create wonderful things. Such as this creative desk drawer organizer, Who would’ve thought?!:)

Back 2 School Homework caddy By Aunt Peaches

Books. Check. Pen and pencils. Check. Stylish pattern. Check. The idea is pretty cool, but where is the compartment for some of the yummy snacks included in the post??????




Nudie coconut yogurt

Nudie Coconut Yogurt



Coconut yogurt is one of those things you either love or hate. To some it is deliciously creamy and full flavoured and to others it has a weird taste and texture and not creamy at all.

I’m one of those people who think it has a weird taste. But in saying that I loved the packaging and the super cute label of “cows need a holiday”. So I today I tried the vanilla and blueberry flavours.




Another thing that I quite liked about this yogurt is that none of the flavours contained any added sugar, But something that was disappointing was that there is about 1,700 kj in one of these tubs.


IMG_2413So I tried the blueberry flavour first and I immediately noticed it was really runny because according to the packaging it it thick. Also the flavour was half there and felt like it was missing something, but I am used to cows yogurt. Luckily other people in my family liked it so it ended up getting eaten. Also the blueberries supplied a bit of sweetness.


Sadly, I didn’t get any photos of the inside of the vanilla container, but something that was good was I liked this flavour more, but not enough to buy it again 😦     Again, similar to the blueberry, the texture was runny and not nearly as creamy as cows yogurt.

So I cannot say I necessarily ‘enjoyed’ this product enough to buy it again:(

Out of ten:4/10