All in on the carbs, this is the banana bread I first created and ate during my Everest in 2021. It has a deep banana flavor drawn out by the added sugar and very little oil means it isn’t too heavy to digest during exercise.

Performance Banana Bread

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Keyword: banana bread


  • 2 tbsp oil (any kind)
  • 100 grams sugar (any type)
  • 4 browned bananas (small-medium sized)
  • 60 grams milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F. Butter a loaf pan.
  • In a mixing bowl (or processor), mash browned bananas, oil, sugar, and milk together.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, and mix to combine.
  • In a measuring cup, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Pour into buttered loaf pan and bake at 350˚F until brown on top and cooked through, about 1 hour.


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