Get 20% OFF The Gut Health Clinic appointments in December with code WINTER20


Banana, fig & courgette loaf

This is one of my favourite ‘accidental’ creations, throwing in a bit of this and that turned into something pretty magical.

It’s loaded with fibre too, my favourite nutrient, with over 5g per slice!

Teff grain is a traditional staple in Ethiopia. This tiny gluten-free grain packs quite a nutritional punch, offering 10 grams of protein and 7 grams of fibre per cooked cup. It also offers a slightly sweet taste with undertones of cocoa and hazelnut.

Breakfast, Dessert, Snacks

Overall rating | 5 Ratings

Banana Bread with Courgette and Fig recipe
plant points



100g teff grain (not flour) 120g wholewheat spelt flour 2tsp baking powder 2tsp cinnamon A pinch of salt 40ml extra virgin olive oil 3 large eggs 2tsp vanilla extract 3 extra-ripe bananas, mashed (300g peeled) 70g dried figs, diced 1/2 small courgette, grated (80g) 1 large carrot, grated (100g) 50g walnuts, roughly chopped


1 banana (100g peeled) 10g coconut flakes (optional)


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 170°C fan.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (teff, spelt, baking powder, cinnamon and salt).

Step 3

In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (olive oil, eggs and vanilla extract) with an electric beater. Then add the banana, figs, courgette, carrot and walnuts. Fold in the dry mixture.

Step 4

Line a loaf tin (approx. 23x13cm) with baking paper, then pour in the loaf mixture. Top with banana halves any way you fancy and coconut flakes, if using.

Step 5

Pop in the oven for 70 mins, until cooked through. Cover with foil after 30 mins of cooking to prevent burning the coconut.

Step 6

When cooked, allow to cool for 5 mins in the tin, before lifting out with the baking paper on to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 7

Then slice and enjoy! And remember to share..

Overall rating

Rate and comment

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


[email protected]

September 9, 2022 @ 3:43 pm

You're so welcome - thank you!

[email protected]

September 9, 2022 @ 3:40 pm

You could use dried dates instead or just leave them out if you wish! :)


March 3, 2022 @ 9:12 pm

what could you use inplace of the dried figs? Hard to find the dried figs.

Ruth Volley

January 1, 2022 @ 8:22 pm

Absolutely delicious! This recipe is a keeper :-) Thanks so much for sharing Megan.x


May 5, 2021 @ 5:51 pm

This is delicious! I was going to freeze half but my family are enjoying it, so no chance this time. Definitely making again.

[email protected]

April 4, 2021 @ 9:24 am

So glad you enjoyed it!


April 4, 2021 @ 9:44 pm

Wish I could upload a picture of my loaf, I shocked myself with the amazing result. Tasted great, was easy to make, tastes delicious, filling but not heavy, and no bloating. Thank you Megan!!

[email protected]

January 1, 2021 @ 11:18 pm

So happy you love it! It's a staple snack for me


January 1, 2021 @ 12:42 pm

Love this loaf, I slice and freeze it and take a slice out the night before I want it then toast it, delicious.