Hippie Banana Bread


Put ripe bananas to delicious use in this quick bread recipe that's studded with trail mix favorites like nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.

Hippie Banana Bread
Photo: Tracy Benjamin
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
1 loaf


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup almond flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)

  • ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts

  • ½ cup dried cherries

  • ¼ cup raw sunflower kernels

  • ¼ cup pepitas


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8×4-inch loaf pan. Line with parchment paper, extending parchment over two sides of pan. Lightly butter parchment.

  2. In a bowl combine flours, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  3. In a large bowl stir together olive oil and brown sugar, breaking up any lumps. Add maple syrup and vanilla; stir until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each. Stir in bananas. Add flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Stir in walnuts, cherries, sunflower kernels, and pepitas. Spoon batter into pan.

  4. Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Using parchment, lift bread out of pan. Remove parchment; let cool completely.


Refrigerate in plastic wrap up to 3 days or freeze in an airtight container up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
19g Fat
37g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 318mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 253mg 5%
Folate, total 43.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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