Chocolate Banana Bread #CookWithLeiths

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Chocolate Banana Bread #CookWithLeiths

Banana bread is a very useful treat to have on hand, especially when everyone is housebound and in search of constant snacks. Not to mention its a simple, family-friendly recipe which the kids will love to get stuck into! if you're lacking ingredients, this recipe can be adapted in many ways. I left out the cocoa powder and added a mix of milk and dark chocolate chips instead. I also used self raising flour as that was all I had in the cupboard, and just added a little more baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. If you don't want to use chocolate; chopped pecans, walnuts or any dried fruit will work just as well.


Serves 8-10

Butter for greasing
85g butter
225g plain flour
3 tsps baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 – 3 very ripe bananas (225g peeled weight)
115g caster sugar
2 eggs
75g plain chocolate chips


  1. Heat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5. Grease and line a 1 litre loaf tin, with a piece of greaseproof paper to fit and grease the paper.
  2. In a small saucepan melt the butter over a gentle heat then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in.
  4. In a bowl mash the peeled bananas with a fork and stir in the sugar, eggs and melted, cooled butter.
  5. Sift the dry ingredients again over the top and fold in. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Turn into the prepared tin. Smooth the top and bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  7. Once cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

Head to our YouTube channel to see Camilla and daughter Rosie take on this recipe from Leiths Baking Bible, as part of our new #CookWithLeiths video series.

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Camilla Schneideman

Author: Camilla Schneideman


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