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Banana & Chocolate Bread
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Banana & Chocolate Bread

Cake is my guilty pleasure, especially ones with chocolate in.  Emma Donogue said “If I was made of cake I’d eat myself before somebody else could” which I think could be quite true of myself! I love to feed my sweet tooth and so I love making things like brownies or blondies but I also love loaf cakes like my ginger loaf or a lemon drizzle.  I remember my mum making banana bread and me eating it with butter spread on.  I tend to try and go for healthy treats these days but that doesn’t mean I don’t have an extra thick slice.

Banana & Chocolate Bread

This cake is lovely as a snack or desert. The recipe is as versatile as you want to make it. I use gluten free oat flour because I try to avoid gluten most of the time for health reasons and I prefer it to buckwheat flour as I find that has a bitter taste. You could substitute the oat flour for a plain gluten free flour or mix half and half with brown rice flour.

Banana & Chocolate Bread

I use almond milk in baking but any plant based milk would work here. In this recipe I am using Ombar raw chocolate as it’s my favourite vegan chocolate partly because it tastes amazing but also because it contains live cultures so it’s good for my gut too!

Banana & Chocolate Bread

I hope you enjoy making this recipe as much as I do. Let me know in the comments below how you got on.

Banana & Chocolate Bread

Ingredients

3 very ripe bananas

220g oat flour

1tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp vanilla powder

25g coconut sugar

1 tbsp cashew butter

1 tbsp maple syrup

3 tbsp almond milk

50g coconut oil

70-100g dark (vegan) chocolate broken into small pieces

 

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees celsius (180 fan), Gas mark 5.

Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl with a fork.

Melt the coconut oil in a small pan.  Add to the mashed banana with the maple syrup and cashew butter.

In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients: oat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, bicarb and vanilla powder.

Add the banana mix to the dry mix and stir or whisk in until combined. Then add in the almond milk and lastly the dark chocolate pieces.

Pour into a lined loaf tin and put in the centre of the oven for 35-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.

Allow to cool in the tin for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Slice and enjoy!

Store in an airtight container or cake tin for up to 5 days.

 

Banana & Chocolate Bread

If you enjoyed this recipe you might also like some of my other healthy treats:

Vegan Ginger Loaf

Chocolate & Almond Granola

Banana & Cashew Granola

Chocolate Brownie Breakfast Bake

 

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40 Comment

  1. Banana bread is a great way to use up any fruit that’s gone a little soft. My boys love anything banana based so this would be a fab cake for them to try. #KCACOLS

    1. Yes definitely, we always seem to have a couple of bananas that have gone past their best. I normally make banana bread or put them in smoothies x

  2. Banana bread is a firm favourite in our house (in fact I’m pretty sure my husband hides bananas until they’re soft just so he can say to me, hey look, we’ve got loads of leftover bananas…) but I’d never thought to add chocolate to it so I’m definitely trying out this recipe soon. #KCACOLS

  3. I haven’t had banana bread for a very long time, Every time I have over ripe bananas, I think I’ll make some, but I never do. I’ll have to bookmard this recipe for the next time I have some. x

    #KCACOLS

  4. Oh it looks beautiful, I just love banana bread. The dangerous thing is though that I could easily eat the whole thing! I’ve never had chocolate and banana bread before so the next time I am baking with the little ones (often on a Friday afternoon) I will give it a go! #KCACOLS

    1. Thank you! I like adding chocolate to everything! I would eat the whole thing too, have to restrain myself!! Hope you enjoy it x

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