Spelt Flour Banana Bread

July 07, 2022
Banana bread with super soft crumb, moist and everyone's favourite banana bread!

Banana bread recipe

 Is it banana bread or banana cake?
What makes it a 'banana cake' and not banana bread? and vice versa!

These two questions are baffling.
Anyhow, be it banana bread or banana cake, both taste just as awesome :)

How to bake banana bread?

Full printable recipe can be found at the end of this post.
Visual works better for me, hence I include step by step photos on how to bake a good banana bread (using spelt flour)

1) How to make buttermilk?

The very first thing that you need to do before starting to cream sugar and butter, is to make buttermilk.

Since the quantity used is not much, this 2 steps method will saved you money than buying the store bought buttermilk.

Buttermilk is very simple to make.
All you need is milk and lemon juice or vinegar.

Add these two together and let it infuse for at least 10 minutes.

Making buttermilk

2) Steps to bake a good banana bread!

a)Dry ingredients

Sift wholemeal spelt flour (or plain flour) with corn flour and baking soda (not baking powder)
Sift wholemeal spelt flour (or plain flour) with corn flour and baking soda (not baking powder)

Sift the flour mixture, twice.
Sift the flour mixture, twice.

b) Mashed bananas

Mashed bananas
Total weight of banana is 350g.
Weight is much easier to use rather than how many bananas, as size of bananas vary!

Add salt
Add salt.
This is an optional step.

c) Sugar, butter and eggs

Butter and sugar
Cream butter at room temperature and caster sugar until pale and creamy.

Add eggs
Add egg one at a time once the pale creamy butter sugar mixture has been achieved.
Add vanilla essence as well.

d) Banana bread batter

add mashed bananas
Next step is to add mashed bananas.

add buttermilk and mashed bananas
And buttermilk.
Mix well.

add flour
Last step is to add flour in 3 batches.
Mix well in between batches.

e) Baking banana bread

Pour banana bread batter .
Pour banana bread batter in a loaf pan lined with greaseproof paper.

smooth surface before bake
Smooth the surface.

baked banana cake
Bake for 30 minutes at 180C then lower temperature to 160C for another 20-25 minutes until skewer comes off clean.

banana bread slice

Let the banana bread cool down in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing them.

banana bread recipe

Enjoy your banana bread with a cup of tea or coffee.

How to keep Banana bread?

Banana bread is best eaten on the day.
However, we may have some leftover, keep banana bread in an air tight container.

Banana loaf

How can long can I store banana bread?

Best to eat banana bread within 3 days.

Other Banana recipes on the blog

Salted Caramel Banana Cake
Sticky Date, Banana and Pecan tea loaf
Easy Banoffee Pie

Video on How to bake moist Banana Bread

Easy banana bread recipe with spelt flour and buttermilk is quick to prepare. This banana bread with super soft crumb, moist and it is everyone's favourite banana bread!

Posted on 1st August 2014

I am keeping this post short and sweet...

I am in the midst of sifting through lots of receipts, stacks of paperwork that requires my immediate attention, papers that will eventually .... magically become $$$$ ....

Its TAX season, I need to lodge our taxes and get refunds as soon as possible :D

Breathe in... Breathe out....
I am sipping my cuppa with 2 slices of Spelt Banana Cake
....to help me through this boring yet must do tasks of sorting, labelling and clipping (or stapling as some call it) all those  fun looking papers!


  1. A beautifully moist and extremely tempting cake!



  2. Nothing like a banana cake in the morning, I love the addition of spelt. I love mine with walnuts too!

  3. I spelt that this banana cake is really good. A tempting cake for me as I have never used spelt flour before.

  4. I am so happy to see this banana bread using my favourite grain spelt. It looks wonderful.