Are any of you GBBO fans?  I’m a major GBBO-er!

That’s Great British Bake Off, in case you’re still pondering about the acronym.

I was a tad sad that Tamal didn’t win and then I Twitter stalked him a bit because why not.  He’s @DrRayBakes BTW.

Anyway, I must have been totally inspired because one evening, after another tiring day at work, I decided NOT to watch Netflix { !!! } and baked instead.

I kinda read a few recipes and then decided to go freestyle and concocted something extremely yummy – Banana & Apple Bread – and because I substituted butter for oil and I hardly put any sugar in it, it got major thumbs up from the fam because it was definitely more bread-like than cake-like.

The crust is all kinds of amazing!!!

dairy free apple and banana bread

I’ve made it 3 times now and I’ve tweaked it to the point where it’s dairy free and has low added sugar – so you can eat another slice { toasted and laden with butter – which totally defeats the dairy free part, I know! } without feeling too guilty!

Plus it is super duper easy to make!!!!

Ladies and gents, I give you Dairy Free & Low Added Sugar Banana & Apple Bread.

I hope you enjoy it like we do!

Dairy Free & Low Added Sugar Banana & Apple Bread

Loosely based on this recipe.


[ A ]
2 ripe bananas
4 small to medium-sized apples { any variety & mixture }
2 eggs
1/4 cup oil { I used canola but I’m sure you could try olive oil }
1/4 cup almond milk { or full fat milk if you aren’t lactose intolerant like me }
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp sugar { or 1 tbsp if your bananas are super ripe looking }
Dash of cinnamon powder
Dash of salt

[ B ]
2 cups of plain flour
2 tsp baking soda


1.  Preheat oven to 170 degrees.  Line a large loaf tin with greaseproof paper.

2.  Place all of the [ A ] ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

3.  In a bowl, sift [ B ] ingredients together.

4.  Pour blended ingredients into dry ingredients and fold until all flour is incorporated.

5.  Place mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 1 hour.  If the loaf browns too quickly, use foil to cover the top.  Check it with a skewer to make sure it is cooked.  If the skewer is not coming out clean with a few sticky crumbs, return to oven until it is ready.

6.  Remove out of loaf tin and leave to cool on cooling rack.  Or if you can’t wait, just dig in and serve with butter…or peanut butter…or Nutella…or cheese { my MIL’s pick! }

banana and apple bread

{ FYI, bake times have varied for me.  The first time took an hour and it was perfect.   The second time I made it, I substituted the sugar for honey so it was very wet but I stupidly took it out of the oven around the 50 minute mark.  It was underbaked but we still ate it all.  The third time I made it, I had to bake it for 80 minutes.  So yeah, it’s rather inconsistent…gah….  However, I will update this post when I get a more consistent time. }

if you haven’t demolished it within a day, wrap it up in cling film and have it the next day.  Slice ’em up and pop it in the toaster to warm it up and whack on some butter.  Great with a cuppa tea!!!!

Let me know if you made this recipe and what changes you have made by leaving a comment.  Thanksssss!!!

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