Thermomix Banana Bread Recipe

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Thermomix Banana Bread is a lunchbox favourite and this version contains far less sugar than your cafe loaf. A sweet but healthy alternative!

Sugar Free Fig and Banana bread Recipe
Sugar-Free Fig and Banana bread Recipe

Banana bread is one of the kids favourite lunchbox treats, which is probably lucky as we always seem to have ageing banana’s in the fruit bowl. The problem with most banana bread recipes is the amount of sugar in the recipes. They are very sweet! It’s no wonder it tastes so good. At the moment I’m trying to cut down our intake of processed sugar and increase our consumption of fibre so I wanted to make this recipe healthier.

Thermomix Banana Bread Substitutes

I have made some basic modifications to a fairly standard banana loaf recipe to give it more nutrients and less refined sugars. Here are the substitutions:

  • Figs replace sugar – more nutrients, fibre and less refined sweetness
  • Coconut oil replaces butter – healthier fat choice, dairy-free
  • Coconut milk replaces regular milk – healthy fats and dairy-free

I really like using figs in this recipe as the sweetening agent. Figs are a nutritional treasure trove, full of fibre, calcium, zinc and iron. Switching 150gm of sugar to 150gm of figs gives a significant nutritional boost to our bread. Take a look at the nutritional values of the banana bread shown in the recipe. Although this is still a snack food it provides valuable nutrients.

I would love to swap out the plain white flour for wholemeal flour but I know my children would bust me and the “jig” would be up!

Healthy sugar free Banana Bread on a plate with butter
Healthy Banana Bread

What does Fibre Do?

Increasing fibre in the diet helps you to feel full for longer, meaning it’s easier to reduce your food intake without feeling hungry. Fibre also feeds good gut bacteria and helps them to thrive. I’ve been really into eating lots of probiotic foods so part of maintaining these good microbes once they’ve been consumed, means feeding them the fibre and prebiotic food they need to live.

Banana Bread Conventional Cooking Method

 If you don’t have a Thermomix you can use a food processor. The process remains the same just add the ingredients in the same order and process in between each step.

Take a look at the Banana Bread Video in the recipe card if you would like to see the instructions visually.

More Banana Loaf Variations

I love amending recipes so they taste a little bit different each time I make the recipe. There are a number of optional extras you can add to this recipe to jazz it up! It’s probably best to choose just one or two “add-ins” per loaf. If you do add any of these extras, stir them through the batter by hand just before you pour the batter into the loaf tin.

  • 1/3 cup sultana
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup choc chips
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
Fig and Banana Bread

My toughest critics are always the kids. I’m very happy to report that the healthy switch went completely unnoticed! I was fairly confident that adding dried figs to the banana recipe would be sweet enough to satisfy my kids’ sugar radar and it was!! In our house, that’s what Brett and I call “a win for the good guys!”

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Thermomix Banana Bread

Banana Bread Recipe

Julie Carlyle
This is a fabulous banana bread recipe which has been modified to make it sugar-free and high fibre. Much healthier snacking and you can still use you TM5 chip and follow the Banana bread method on the chip. 
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Cake, Lunchbox, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 13 slices
Calories 221 kcal



  • 320 gm banana
  • 130 gm coconut oil or butter if desired
  • 130 gm dried figs
  • 2 eggs
  • 220 gm plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 100 gm coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon optional
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger optional


  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius. Line a large loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Place the banana and figs in the TM Bowl. Blend 5 sec/Speed 6.
    320 gm banana, 130 gm dried figs
  • Scrape down the TM Bowl. Add the coconut oil. Combine 20 sec/Speed 4.
    130 gm coconut oil
  • Add the eggs, ginger, cinnamon and coconut milk. Combine 10 sec/Speed 4.
    2 eggs, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 100 gm coconut milk
  • Add the flour and baking powder and bicarb soda. Mix 20 sec/Speed 4.
    220 gm plain flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • Pour the batter into the prepared tin.  Cook for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Turn the cake out onto a wire rack after 30 minutes or allow it to fully cool in the tin.



Banana Bread is fabulous toasted for breakfast. Just add a tiny bit of butter to a frying pan and lightly fry both sides.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 278mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 52IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Banana bread, sugar free, Thermomix recipe
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10 thoughts on “Thermomix Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. Bree Skewis says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, this looks great with figs instead of sugar

  2. Monika Bourke says:

    5 stars
    Turns out beautifully, thanks!

  3. Georgie Lewis says:

    5 stars
    Perfect amount of sweetness with the figs, great idea. Love the no sugar

  4. Sharon Campbell says:

    5 stars
    My fave recipe for banana bread

  5. Leonie Price says:

    5 stars
    You have to make this, it is so good

  6. Anabelle says:

    Thanks for sharing your great recipes. This looks delicious. Would fresh figs work? I have loads to use

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Sorry Anabelle
      Fresh figs will have too much moisture for the bread and make it too dense.

  7. Sandra K Lynch says:

    I love to use / make oat(meal) flour. Could I use oat flour in place of the plain flour? If yes, is quantity used different?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Sandra
      I love oat flour also, I think you could probably get away with swapping out half the flour with oat flour, although I haven’t tried. If you do try this method, please let me know how you go!

  8. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    5 stars
    I love the figs in this along with the bananas – surely enough sweetness for anyone. The American in me is slowly learning less sweetness still means great flavour. I’ve got some bananas looking for a home. I make mine in the tiny loaves and freeze them – perfect to pull out when someone comes by for a cuppa.

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