Monday, 25 May 2015

Easy Banana & Chocolate Chunk Bread

This banana bread is actually more of a light cake really than a bread. It is perfect with a cup of tea as a little homemade sweet treat. It holds well when wrapped and stored in a container and it is great in that it uses up overripe bananas. Your fruit bowl will thank you!


  • 2 ripe/overripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 100 g soft butter/margarine
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda & 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 100 g dark chocolate cut into chunks/shards

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C/325 F/gas mark 3 and grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Simply peel and mash your bananas with a fork into a mixing bowl.
  3. Sieve in the flour and raising agents.
  4. Add all other ingredients barring the chocolate.
  5. Use a hand held whisk to whizz up and combine the mixture very well.
  6. Finally tip in and stir through your chocolate chunks.
  7. Spoon into the prepared loaf tin and pop into the oven for 40 - 50 minutes. You will know the cake is ready when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  8. Allow to rest in the tin for up to half an hour, then turn out and serve! I won't even suggest you wait till it's cooled...there's just something about molten dark chocolate ;-)

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