Recipe: Pip and Nut’s Almond Butter Banana Bread


To celebrate the launch of Whistles Activewear, our friends at Pip & Nut have created an exclusive brunch recipe that is perfect for after that spin, run or yoga class.

Pip & Nut, who make a range of (utterly addictive) all natural nut butters, is founded upon the basis that food must always be packed full of flavour, but also give you a proper nutritional boost. Which is why this tasty banana bread recipe is not only satisfying, but it is also great at helping your muscles recover post-workout thanks to the generous spoonful of protein-packed almond butter.

To celebrate the collaboration Pip & Nut are offering Whistles’ shoppers 25% off plus free delivery of all the the Pip & Nut products in their webshop. Enter the code WHISTLESWEAR to redeem.*

Almond butter banana bread, topped with (more) almond butter, berry compote and served with coconut yoghurt


For the banana bread:
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour - but you can also use white
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup greek yoghurt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
150gr of blueberries
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup almond butter

To serve:

Frozen berries (for the compote) -  we like blackberries, but you can choose your favourite
Coconut yoghurt

Start by preheating the oven to 180°C. Peel and mash the bananas, and then combine all wet ingredients (plus sugar) in a bowl: mashed bananas, maple syrup, greek yoghurt, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Add in the flour, baking soda and salt until well combined.
Stir in the blueberries. Now, add the almond butter to the batter in dollops and then gently swirl it in. Grease a loaf pan, line it with parchment paper and pour the batter in. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
While the banana bread is in the oven you can start on the compote. This is really easy, all you need to do is put the frozen berries in a pan over a low heat to defrost. Stir every now and then until you’ve got a jam-like consistency.
Once the banana bread is done, let it cool for a good half hour before cutting (yes, it does smell amazing), then top with *more* almond butter, the berry compote and serve with coconut yoghurt.

So, next Sunday, you know what to do.

You can find Pip & Nut’s products in Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Boots & Holland & Barrett.


*Terms & Conditions. Offer available from 31.05.17 – 30.06.17. One code per person. Offer is not redeemable alongside any other offers.