Healthy Recipes #20 – Brunch

Last week we gave you two simple snack recipe ideas  Asian chickpea rice salad as well as Chicken, rocket & walnut mayonnaise open sandwich and now this weeks focus is on the first of our tasty brunch ideas.

We at MaxNRG Personal Training aim to provide you with weekly breakfast, lunch, dinner and the occasional dessert recipe idea that will not only revive your taste buds but take you a step closer to reaching a leaner, healthier you!

This weeks two healthy brunch options are:

  • Banana Bread
  • Oat fruit slice

Healthy option 1

Banana Bread


  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125g no-cholesterol spread, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons reduced fat milk
  • 3 bananas, peeled and mashed


  1. Preheat oven to 150c.
  2. Lightly grease a 19 x 9cm loaf tin with baking paper
  3. Place flours, almonds, baking powder, bicarbonate soda and caster sugar into a bowl of an electric mixer
  4. To combine, mix on low speed for 1 minute until everything is evenly blended
  5. Add eggs, vanilla and melted spread, beat on medium speed for 3 minutes
  6. Remove the bowl from mixer and fold in the milk and bananas by hand
  7. Pour mixture into tin and bake for 1 hour
  8. Cool in tin
  9. Then slice to serve

Serves 10

Nutritional Info

Energy (kJ)  Р1184
Protein – 5.7g
Fat Total – 12.4g
Fat Saturated – 2.6g
Carbohydrate – 35.5g
Sugars – 20.5g
Fibre – 2.8g

Healthy option 2

Oat fruit slice


  • 2/3 pecan nuts, walnuts and cashews roughly chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 125g non cholestrol spread, melted
  • 2 table spoons golden syrup
  • 2 ripe banas, mashed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 180c
  2. Lightly grease an 18 x 28cm slice tin and line with baking paper
  3. Place dry ingredients in a bowl and stir in spread, golden syrup, bananas and egg. Mix well
  4. Spoon into the prepared tin, smooth surface with a spatula and sprinkle with sunflower seeds
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch
  6. Cut into 16 slices and serve cold or warm

Serves 16

Nutritional Info

Energy – 903 kJ
Protein – 3.4g
Fat Total – 10.4g
Fat Saturated – 1.8g
Carbohydrate – 25.3g
Sugars – 13.1g
Fibre – 2.2g

To view more of our simple and healthy recipe ideas please visit our Nutrition Page

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