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
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 200 °C and grease a loaf tin.
- Sift the flour into a bowl, adding the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until all is well integrated.
- In a separate bowl, mash the bananas. Then add the melted coconut oil, (vegan) eggs (beaten), syrup, extract and milk. Mix until combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined.
- Finally add in the walnuts and dates.
- Pour the mixture into the tin, swirl through the melted chocolate (like with marble cake).
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
- Place on a rack to cool for at least 5 minutes.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know what you think xx