Chocolate banana loaf

Chocolate banana loaf

  • serves 10
  • A little effort

This recipe brings a classic flavour combination into one delicious chocolate banana loaf. It's a great way to use up over-ripe bananas that you'd otherwise throw away and will be a hit with everyone. The added whisky gives it a grown-up twist.

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Ingredients

  • raisins or sultanas 100g
  • whisky 75ml
  • plain flour 150g
  • cocoa powder 25g
  • chocolate chips 100g
  • baking powder 2 tsp
  • bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp
  • salt ½ tsp
  • butter 125g, melted
  • golden caster sugar 150g
  • eggs 2
  • small bananas 4 ripe (300g without skins), mashed

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 170c/fan 150c/gas 3. Grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin.

  • Step 2

    Put the raisins and whisky in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat, cover and leave for 1 hour until the raisins plump up.

  • Step 3

    Put the flour, cocoa, chocolate chips, baking powder, bicarb, and salt in a bowl and combine with a wooden spoon.

  • Step 4

    In a large bowl, mix the melted butter with the sugar and beat until blended. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the bananas. Stir in the raisins. Add the chocolate and flour mix, a third at a time, stirring well each time. Spoon into the loaf tin and level off.

  • Step 5

    Bake in the middle of the oven for 1¼ hours. Leave in the tin on a rack to cool, then turn out.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 365
  • Fat 16.9g
  • Carbs 47.7g
  • Fibre 1.9g
  • Protein 4.4g
  • Salt 0.99g
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