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How to make Brilliant Blender Banana Bread

Brilliant Banana Bread made in the blender, it's so easy

Baking | August 20, 2017 | By

How to make Brilliant Blender Banana Bread

Brilliant Blender Banana Bread is the ideal way to use those over ripe bananas in your fruit bowl.  I’ve been making this recipe for Banana Bread for 10 years and it has never disappointed.  I thought I’d see if I could make it even easier by making it in the Optimum Compact Nutri Force Extractor – High Performance 8 piece Personal Blender Set.

I’ll tell you more about the Optimum Compact Nutri Force Extractor in a moment, but first, let’s talk about Brilliant Blender Banana Bread!

All the ingredients for Brilliant Blender Banana Bread

Here are the ingredients you are going to need to make the Brilliant Blender Banana Bread: Three very ripe bananas, two eggs, butter, raisins, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and self-raising flour.  This is all you need, just pop them in the blender in the order I’ve outlined in the recipe, pour into your tin and bake and after 45 minutes you will have a loaf cake full of flavour, and very moreish.  It will keep for several days wrapped in foil, if you don’t eat it all first.  Once its completely cold, you can slice it and open freeze the slices, then take one out whenever you fancy something sweet.  

You can even warm a slice of Brilliant Blender Banana Bread in the microwave for 20 seconds and top with ice cream, sliced banana and toffee sauce for a fabulous dessert  

About the Optimum Compact Nutri Force Extractor – High Performance 8 Piece Personal Blender 

Brilliant Blender Banana Bread with the Nutriforce Extractor Personal Blender

I’m really excited to tell you about the Optimum Compact Nutri Force Extractor. I have reviewed quite a few of the Optimum family of products you can catch up with my recipes and views on the G2.3 Platinum Induction Blender, the Optimum P200 Dehydrator, and the HealthyFry Airfryer.  All of the Froothie Optimum products are really high-powered and turned out results that were better than I ever expected.  

The Optimum Compact Nutri Force Extractor looks very much like other personal blenders but with 1000w of power at your fingertips you can whizz up your breakfast smoothie in 50 seconds.  Not only that, the Optimum Compact Nutri Force Extractor comes with both a 1 litre and a 450 ml cup.  There are two stay fresh travel lids, a flip-top lid and a removable cup handle too, perfect for smoothies on the go.

The Nutriforce Extractor Personal Blender is Brilliant for grinding spices as well as making Brilliant Banana Bread

The Optimum Nutri Force Extractor comes with two blades, the extractor blade and the grinder blade. I was hugely impressed by the grinding blade, you can grind coffee beans, spices, beans and rice, it’s so quick and easy.  You can instantly make your own spice mixes, so much better made fresh.  

Here’s a full list of the functions of the Optimum Compact Nutri Force Extractor: 

    • Fruit smoothies The Optimum is designed to make the best fruit smoothies in both domestic and commercial environments, crushing ice and fruits in seconds.
    • Green smoothies Kale, lettuce, celery, spinach, mints, cucumber, bananas or carrots, the Optimum will make sure your green smoothie is smooth and not fibrous.
    • Grinding nuts and grains The Optimum’s 6-blade assembly allows it to easily grind whole grains, beans and rice, and knead bread dough for the oven.
    • Crushes ice The commercial-grade 3 horse-power motor allows the Optimum to crush large quantities of ice in seconds, perfect for smoothies, slushies and ice cream.
    • Nut butters Chocolate hazelnut, peanut butter, almond butter… you name it! The Optimum will make the most delicious preservative-free nut butters, using only one ingredient.
    • Nut milks Mix the nuts with some water, blend, filter and serve for a natural dairy-free bowl of milk and cereal.
    • Ice cream from frozen fruits The Optimum turns your favorite fruits into a fat-free, preservative-free, beautiful guilt-free bowl of ice cream.
    • Spreads and dips Whether you prefer a silky smooth hummus dip or a chunky tomato salsa, the Optimum is here to help, offering you a range of dips and spreads to choose from.
    • Fresh fruit juices The Optimum is able to easily blend whole fruits and vegetables, unpeeled and uncut, creating a healthy juice full of fibre. Best of all… nothing is wasted, so cleaning is quick and easy.
    • Cocktails Cocktails can be prepared shaken, stirred or blended with ice for a frozen treat in seconds.

I’m fortunate to have quite a lot of space in my kitchen but if you are short of space, this is the blender for you, it’s neat and tidy and already has become my first choice for speedy blending. The video below shows you exactly how the Optimum Compact Nutri Force Extractor works and how versatile it is. 


  • 1L Tritan BPA-free cup
  • 450ml Tritan BPA-free cup
  • Extractor blade
  • Grinder blade
  • Stay-fresh travel lids x 2
  • Flip-top lid
  • User manual
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee – Includes Return Postage!
  • Access to expert support team
  • Comprehensive warranty

The Optimum Nutri Force Extractor is priced at Β£179 but at the time of publication is available to purchase for Β£99, a saving of Β£80.  

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How to make Brilliant Blender Banana Bread in the Optimum Nutri Force Extractor

Brilliant Blender Banana Bread
Yields 8
Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, this Banana Bread is made in a blender, so quick and easy. It's a great addition to the tea table or for snacks and lunch boxes.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
  1. 110 g / 4oz softened butter
  2. 110 g / 4 oz soft brown sugar
  3. 2 medium eggs
  4. 3 very ripe bananas
  5. 225 g / 8 oz self-raising flour
  6. 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  7. 1 tsp cinnamon
  8. 140 g / 5 oz raisins
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C/ 350 F
  2. Line a 900 g / 2 lb loaf tin with baking parchment or use a ready made loaf tin liner.
  3. Place the softened butter and sugar in the blender with two of the bananas.
  4. Blend on low for 30 - 40 seconds until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Add the eggs, half the flour, the bicarbonate of soda and the cinnamon.
  6. Blend on low for 20 seconds until mixed, open the blender and push down the mixture, then add the remaining flour.and blend for a further 10-20 seconds.
  7. Open the blender, push down the mixture and add the raisins and the other banana, lightly mashed with a fork, stir them in with a spatula - DO NOT BLEND!
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the loaf comes out clean.
  10. Leave to cool completely and serve sliced as it is or with butter.
  1. To make without a blender, mash the bananas, mix together the butter and sugar add eggs and bananas, then the flour and bicarbonate of soda, mix until all combined. Add the raisins and spoon into the tin.
  2. If you don't like raisins you could add nuts or seeds. You can also leave all of these out of the loaf and it will still be delicious.
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Full of sticky sweetness: Brilliant Blender Banana Bread

It was so simple to make this Brilliant Blender Banana Bread, once you have all your ingredients gathered together, you just pop them in the 1 L cup and off you go!  Although the blade looks messy you will see that the base unit didn’t get any mixture on it, that’s because you are taking the sealed unit away from the electrics before opening. 

Bake up some Brilliant Blender Banana Bread

As you can see, the loaf rose perfectly and took on a beautiful golden brown colour, it really was super simple.  If you are new to baking then this recipe is a place to start. 


Disclosure: Froothie UK sent me the Optimum Compact Nutri Force Personal High Performance 8 Piece Blender Set to use and review at home. I have not been paid for this post and was not required to give the blender  a positive write up.  All opinions are my own.  Affiliate links included in this post.

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  1. Leave a Reply

    Heidi Roberts
    August 20, 2017

    I have always my my grandmother’s banana bread recipe but I will try yours next time the bananas are ready!!

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      Janice Pattie
      August 20, 2017

      It’s lovely to have recipes passed down from family. I have a few from my grandmother and my mother too. This recipe came to me via a craft group with very little instruction, but it’s so reliable and tastes great.

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    August 21, 2017

    I notice that the raisins are still ‘recognisable’. Did you mix those in after blending I. The

    I notice that the raisins are still ‘recognisable’ in the cake. Did you mix them in after blending all the other ingredients? Looks a lovely cake.

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      Janice Pattie
      August 21, 2017

      Yes, the raisins are stirred in with a spatula right at the end.

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    August 21, 2017

    Mmmm, I haven’t had banana bread in way too long, and I have some very sad looking bananas in my fruit bowl right now that would be just perfect for this πŸ™‚
    Jane x

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      Janice Pattie
      August 21, 2017

      It’s one of those bakes that suggests itself, or rather the sad bananas suggest it for you!

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      Janice Pattie
      August 21, 2017

      It certainly does cut the time and the washing up!

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      Janice Pattie
      August 21, 2017

      I’m not sure It warrants genius status, but thank you. It’s just another type of mixer ☺️

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      Janice Pattie
      August 22, 2017

      Thanks Jac, it works well and I was pleased with the resulting bake.

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    August 23, 2017

    What a fantastic idea! I use my Optimum 9400 Froothie blender for loads of things but never batters like this. Definitely giving this idea a whirl. And your tried and trusted recipe sounds gorgeous, too. As well as your quick heat idea for topping with ice cream, banana and toffee sauce πŸ™‚
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      Janice Pattie
      August 23, 2017

      Thanks Kellie, it never did make it into the freezer, we ate it all! Maybe next time!

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