Cyclists’ snack bar or sandwich? It’s banana bread!

Food substitute or food real? Feeding oneself when cycling is a matter of fact. However, a former pro has revealed a secret to us. Asking for confidentiality. Even the champions slip into the sandwiches pocket when faced with lengths that exceed 150 km in height differences over 2000 meters, with hunger you can’t joke. The energies are necessary, but also filling that desire for food with something that has consistency, taste and scent, is important. Our insider told us that the cyclists’ snack par excellence is banana bread. To be filled with jam or peanut butter and even fresh cheese. An energy bomb. A pleasure for the palate. A sweet bread full of potassium made without butter. Lightweight to carry behind. We convinced him to tell us about his recipe, which seems to be from his grandmother. Then come to us!


3 mature bananas
250 g cane sugar
3 eggs
salt 130 ml of milk
60 ml of sunflower seed oil
250 g flour
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate
1 yeast Bertolini envelope
1 lemon


So let’s start
Cut the bananas into slices and crush them with a fork. Then beat the eggs with cane sugar with the help of electric whisks.

Once a soft and fluffy mixture has been obtained, add the bananas and salt.

Continuing to mix, pour in the milk (better if lukewarm) and oil.

Mix flour, yeast, baking powder and bicarbonate together and mix them with the mixture. Continue working with the whip for another 10 minutes to obtain a smooth and very soft dough. Add  grated lemon peel.

Grease a 11 x 25 cm plumcake mould with a butternut. pour in the mixture and bake in a pre-heated oven at 170° for 45-50 minutes.

Cooled, then cut your banana bread into slices and stuff it with butter, jam, chocolate or cheese.