I often talk about my love for buckwheat in my nutrition workshops, for many reasons.

Buckwheat is gluten free, has a good protein content and is a great source of trace minerals and b vitamins, making it a wholesome food to include in your diet. A little known fact is that it is not a grain but a fruit. It is also associated with a multitude of health benefits... what's not to love?

This delicious recipe for banana bread includes the goodness of buckwheat and the sweetness of banana and a little raw honey. It is super easy to whip up and is always a crowd pleaser.

enjoy xx



1½ cups buckwheat flour ½ cup raw honey

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of (baking) soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup mashed ripe bananas (approximately 3 bananas) 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

1 organic egg

½ cup plain (natural) yoghurt

¼ cup olive oil

2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or 1 vanilla pod scraped

1 extra banana sliced lengthways for topping


Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F).

Place the buckwheat, baking powder, bicarb and cinnamon in a bowl and mix to combine

Add the banana, ACV, egg, yoghurt, oil, honey and vanilla and mix to combine.

Pour into a lightly greased and lined loaf tin (1.75-litre-capacity) and top with the remaining bananas.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cooked (test with a skewer)

Serves 6–8.

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