Banana, Rum, Pepperberry & Wattleseed bread

The ultimate and super moist banana, rum, pepperberry & wattleseed bread recipe is easy, healthy, made with overripe bananas and a generous sprinkling of our Australian bushfood!

Lets go!

  • 4 overripe bananas, mashed (400 g)
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup ground roaster wattleseed (buy here)
  • 1 tbs ground Tasmanian pepper (buy here)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Mash the bananas using the back of the spoon or a masher, until mushy. Mashed bananas
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium-sized bowl and combine well.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter, sour cream (or plain yogurt) and sugar by hand, with a wooden spoon. Beat until blended, then add the eggs one at a time. Mix well.
  4. Stir in the mashed bananas, walnuts, wattleseed, pepperberry, dark rum and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the flour mixture, a third at a time, stirring well with the wooden spoon after each batch. Transfer the batter into a 9×5-inch loaf tin and bake in the middle of the oven for 60 – 75 minutes.
  6. Insert a toothpick, fine skewer or a cake tester in the center of the banana & wattleseed bread. It should come out clean. Leave in the tin on a rack to cool, about 30 minutes.
  7. Slice to ten (10) pieces, serve warm with vanilla icecreak with ground Tasmanian pepper on top.