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Why choose between a banana loaf and a cereal bar? This does both with a slightly sweet banana taste and the crunchy oat and nut texture of a bar.

  • 100g butter
  • 75g golden syrup
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 250g oats
  • 50g nuts - we used a mix of chopped Brazil and almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


Preheat the oven to 190C/170Cfan. Rub butter all over a 900g (2lb) loaf tin. Cut a piece of greasproof paper to fit along the bottom and up the short sides of the tin.


Melt the butter and syrup in a small saucepan.


Peel the bananas, put into a bowl and mash with a fork.


Add the melted butter mixture, oats, chopped nuts and sesame seeds and mix together.


Spoon into a the tin and bake for 25 mins. Leave to cool, chill in the fridge and then cut into bars.