Susie Burrell’s Banana Bread Recipe

This is a featured post from Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Susie Burrell, a proud mother of two and leading expert in early childhood nutrition.

  • 0:15 To Prep
  • 0:40 To Cook
  • 7 Ingredients
  • 12 Serves Makes
  • Medium Difficulty


Banana Bread is a delicious finger snack for toddlers and is a much more nutritious snack for your toddler than biscuits, cakes and commercial muffins.


  • 2 small ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup dates
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate soda
  • 1 cup water, boiling
  • 1 cup self raising flour, sifted


  1. Heat oven to 170C.
  2. Combine banana, dates, brown sugar, butter, bicarbonate soda and boiling water.
  3. Add flour and cook for 35 to 40 minutes until cooked through – remembering that it is quite a dense recipe.
  4. Allow bread to cool and then serve.


Notes / Tips

Age recommendation: for ages 12 months and above

This recipe contains added sugar. Please note, each serving size contains approximately 14 grams of sugar, which is relatively low for a home made snack and a much more nutritious snack than biscuits, cakes and commercial muffins. If yourself or your child have allergies or diet restrictions, please consult your health care professional for advice.

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Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading paediatric dietitian and nutritionists. For years Susie has promoted healthy eating practices in Australia by providing access to evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle advice. She’s also a proud mum to twins, bringing real-mum experience to her health and nutrition teachings. Susie develops content for Bellamy's to help communicate the importance of early childhood nutrition for life-long health and well-being.