Banana bread with bug powder

There are so many delicious possibilities when cooking with bug powder. Because of its nutty flavour it fits perfectly with both sweet and savoury dishes. January is usually dedicated to healthy foods and fitness but there should still be room for some cosy moments on the couch with a good piece of cake. This recipe for banana bread is both sweet and moist, and also quite healthy! We have added bug powder to give a higher level of protein, sweetened it with dates for a natural sweetness and added both whole wheat flour and oats for more fiber and fullness.

Enjoy with a good cup of tea or coffee, some nice company and a lot of ‘hygge’.


Gives 1 banana bread, in a standard bread loaf pan.

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 50 grams of softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 dates (without stones)
  • 100 grams plain flour
  • 50 grams whole wheat flour (can be replaced with regular flour)
  • 50 grams of oats
  • 3 tbsp of bug powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp of vanilla powder
  • 50-100 grams of chopped nuts and fruit, we used pecan nuts and dried berries 




Turn on the oven, 180 degrees celsius.
Mash the bananas into a rough paste with a fork.

Chop the dates thoroughly with a knife or in a small blender. Mix together and add eggs, butter and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl mix flour, oats, salt, baking soda. Combine with the wet ingredients and add the chopped nuts and fruit.

Transfer the dough into an oiled form. Bake for 30-40 minutes until baked through.
Let it cool before cutting and serving.