• Makes 16
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients


This Fruit and Vege Bread is a fabulous recipe for morning teas in the school lunchboxes.
It freezes beautifully, you can ice or you can slice through the middle and add some butter. Best of all, it includes some veges and fruit!
If you’re making this for home or for adults, walnuts would go beautifully in this recipe. Enjoy!

Ingredients (makes 16 cake squares)

  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cup broccoli or zucchini or even cabbage (purple or green)
  • 3 - 4 ripe bananas
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 220g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100ml Butter Milk (or use 100ml milk with a squeeze of lemon)
  • 130g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanlilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice or Cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius (slightly lower for fan forced).
  2. Grease and line a 20 - 25cm square or round tin. You can make this mixture into muffins perfectly - just use muffin cases instead of the tin.
  3. Place the carrot and broccoli into a food processor and blitz until the vegetables are finely chopped.
  4. Add the bananas and blitz again until the bananas are roughly chopped.
  5. Add the caster sugar and butter and blitz on high for 2 minutes.
  6. Add all other ingredients and blitz on high for 3 - 4 minutes.
  7. Pour the mixture into the tin and make a well in the centre of the mixture to ensure it rises fairly evenly. If using muffin cases, only half fill each case with the batter.
  8. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before turning out of the tray.
  9. Cook for 30 - 35 minutes if you are using a square or round tin. Test for readiness by inserting a wooden skewer into the centre of the cake; if it comes out clean, it's ready.
  10. You can ice this cake if you like with a cream cheese icing but I prefer to keep it very simple and just sprinkle with icing sugar.

  • I am always looking for lunchbox recipes and I am delighted it has fruit and veggie. Adding this to my list of recipes to try!


  • Looks great and has serves of your daily fruit and veg. Perfect for the kids.


  • super great idea. hopefully some of the nutrients are still retained.


  • This sounds quite interesting.


  • Sounds interesting, I wonder how strong tasting the veggies would be though!


  • I would give it a try, maybe with less veg the first time and see how we go


  • Not sure about this one but thanks for sharing.


  • Nice idea. I would ditch the sugar and maybe add some more fruit like soft blended pear, reduce the milk and replace it with coconut milk and use almond meal, lentil flour or buckwheat flour to make it gluten free and diary free


  • Very interesting recipe.Hope kids will eat this.


  • Was looking good till bananas were mentioned – they are the most important ingredient to make this cake work and are so high in potassium that many would be unable to eat this cake – certainly I can’t make it for my household. But thanks for sharing anyway.


  • Sounds interesting, not sure my processor would hold all this mixture. Willing to try, one one to use some of the veggies.


  • I wonder if my kids would eat this


  • Very interesting recipe and the pic looks gorgeous. Would definitely try.


  • Looks amazing! I love the fruit and veg combo and will definitely be trying this recipe!


  • Looks great and a yummy way to get some serves in


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