Oat & walnut banana bread recipe for runners - Women's Running

Oat & walnut banana bread recipe for runners

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  February 4, 2022

This easy recipe for runners is great for pre- and post-exercise – and works well with your hormones

As we ease into the new year and get back into our training regimes, we wanted to share some easy recipes for runners that are great for pre- and post-run. We’ve asked the team at FitrWoman (a menstrual cycle tracking app) to share their favourite recipes for both recovery and our hormones.

Never thought about adjusting your nutrition to your menstrual cycle? Throughout out cycle, our hormones fluctuate – and so do your nutritional requirements. These recipes have been tailored for different phases of your menstrual cycle.

This delicious recipe for runners is a great option to sustain your energy levels and curb any cravings you may have thanks to hormones during Phase 4 of your cycle (the days leading up to your period).

Makes 8-12 slices

Time: 50 minutes


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g oats
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp walnuts
  • 4 tbsp low-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Blend all ingredients together, except the oats
  3. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and fold in the oats gradually, until fully mixed together.
  4. Pour into a lined bread tin.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Remove and leave to set for 3 hours. Slice and enjoy!

Looking for more recipes for runners suited to your cycle? Try these Double Chocolate Energy Balls perfect for when you’re on your period!


FitrWoman advocate for an individualised approach to the menstrual cycle, as each person will have their own unique experience and go through their own set of symptoms.

Their goal is to educate people to learn about their own bodies, understand what is happening at different times of their cycle and manage their symptoms in the best way possible.

The FitrWoman app is designed for you to track your cycle and train smarter by providing personalised training and nutritional suggestions tailored to the changing hormone levels throughout your cycle. Download FitrWoman for iPhone and Android.

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