Banana Bread

Banana, a fruit that most people seem to love. I, however, am one of those weird people who don’t… Strange you might note, since I am posting a recipe which has the word banana in the title. Well I have actually discovered that banana isn’t too bad when mixed and baked with other ingredients. In fact I would go as far as saying I quite like it, especially when it comes with chocolate, and in this case, it does. I am also pleased that all that have tried it found it a success 🙂


Makes: 8 slices
Baking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 140 g self-raising flour (or half self-raising and half with another flour of your choosing, but add a bit of baking powder if you do)
  • 40 g brown sugar
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (or use margarine/butter)
  • 2 (vegan) eggs (Flax egg recipe)
  • 20 g agave syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 50 g chocolate chips, melted
  • Handful of nuts (I used walnuts)
  • Handful of dates

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C and grease a loaf tin.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl, adding the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until all is well integrated.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas. Then add the melted coconut oil, (vegan) eggs (beaten), syrup, extract and milk. Mix until combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined.
  5. Finally add in the walnuts and dates.
  6. Pour the mixture into the tin, swirl through the melted chocolate (like with marble cake).
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  8. Place on a rack to cool for at least 5 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know what you think xx

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