Chocolate banana loaf

Chocolate banana loaf

  • serves 10
  • A little effort

This recipe combines classic flavours into one delicious chocolate banana loaf. It's a great way to use up over-ripe bananas and will be a hit with everyone. The added whisky gives it a grown-up twist.


Bake this chocolate banana loaf, then check out more indulgent chocolate cake recipes such as our ultimate chocolate fudge cake and chocolate loaf cake.

We’ve also got plenty more delicious banana bread recipes to try, including our classic banana bread, healthy banana breadbanana and walnut loaf and vegan banana bread.



  • 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


  • 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.

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Nutritional Information

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