Skip to main content

Banana and Chocolate Bread

Banana Bread

I put an SOS out on twitter the other day regarding some black bananas I had in the fruit bowl.  The Ginger Gourmand came to my rescue when she suggested I try her recipe for Banana and Walnut Bread. I tinkered as usual and on my daughters request used one of her milk chocolate Easter Eggs instead of the nuts.

The result is a wonderfully moist bread, which gets better after a few days in the tin!


| Serves: makes 1 loaf cake | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 1 Hour | Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes |


  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 4 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 4 TBSP Sour Cream
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 225g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 TSP Bicarb of Soda
  • 75g Light Muscavado Sugar
  • 75g Milk Chocolate, chopped into small pieces


Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c. Mix together the flour, bicarb and sugar in a large bowl.
Step 2: Mash the bananas with a fork in another bowl.
Step 3: Stir the Olive Oil, Sour Cream, Eggs, Vanilla Extract and Bananas into the dry ingredients.
Step 4: Pour into a 2lb loaf tin which has been greased and lined.
Step 5: Bake for 50 minutes - 1 hour, leave to cool before turning out onto wire rack.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 22nd April 2010 |


  1. Hubby's fave banana bread contains chocolate too - funny how that one never stays in the tin for very long lol

  2. Banana and chocolate were meant to go together - this bread looks great.

  3. Ooh, I am glad that you got to try this delicious looking bread. Looks wonderful!

  4. Love Banana and Chocolate Bread!


  5. Yummy Beth! This looks so good. Glad you are managing to use up the Easter Eggs :)

  6. My favorite bread for the morning coffee :)

  7. Thanks for this Beth, it's great to have a cake on file that is better after a couple of days, sometimes that's exactly what you need.

  8. Looks lovely - bananas and chocolate - yum!

  9. Oh, I love chocolate in banana bread, yummy!

  10. Banana and chocolate are always good together! This looks just lovely.

  11. A georgous & tasty looking banana & chocolate bread!!

    Oooy yes! MMMMMM,...

  12. This sounds great, banana and chocolate are a great combination. Your daughter myst have tremendous self discipline to still have Easter eggs left.


Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment!

Popular posts from this blog

Celebrate National Tea Day with English Tea Shop's Luxury Organic Collection + Giveaway

With over 165 million cups of tea brewed daily in the UK , it’s no surprise having a cuppa has become a Great British tradition and is proudly celebrated each year on National Tea Day (this year on the 21st April). To celebrate, speciality organic tea company, English Tea Shop, has kindly given one Jam and Clotted Cream reader the chance to win a Luxury Organic Gift Tin (pictured above).

The Luxury Organic Collection contains 72 individually wrapped pyramid tea bags and features a diverse range of classics to more unusual herbal varieties. The range includes:

Organic and Fairtrade English Breakfast: A pure Ceylon black tea sure to quench any thirst for a proper English brew Organic and Fairtrade Earl Grey: A quintessentially British tea delicately flavoured with bergamot Organic and Fairtrade Green Tea: A delicate and refreshing blend of 100% organic and Fairtrade green tea Organic and Fairtrade Peppermint: A revitalising and delicious tea packed full of antioxidants Organic Chocolate…

No Bake Zingy Lime Crumb Pie

This No-Bake Zingy Lime Crumb Pie is going to be my go to dessert this summer. A zingy lime cream encased in a sweet biscuit crumb - much like a no bake cheesecake...but better! It's seriously yummy and will happily sit in the fridge for a couple of days so there's no need to scoff it all at once if you don't want to 😜. It's quite rich too so the recipe made in a 20cm springform tin will easily feed 8 - 10 people, the perfect size for a family gathering or summer BBQ.

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING NO-BAKE ZINGY LIME CRUMB PIETry using ginger nut biscuits instead of digestives for a more grown up taste.For a 'fancier' dessert, pipe some whipped double cream around the edge of the pie and decorate with slices of lime.I whip the condensed milk, lime juice and double cream with a hand held electric whisk but you can do it by hand if you want to - it will give you a good arm workout!You can make the Zingy Lime Crumb Pie up to 3 days before you need it so it's a great ma…

Honey and Peanut Butter Flapjacks

These flapjacks are now my official weekday grab and go breakfast. I make a big batch on Sunday evening and I'm all set for the week. Oddly I don't really like peanut butter but it works well in this recipe. You can always substitute it for an extra 100g of ordinary butter if you wanted. A handful of raisins makes a nice addition too.

OTHER FLAPJACK RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKEBanana and Coconut Flapjacks from Jam and Clotted CreamCherry Oat Bars from A Mummy TooChocolate and Banana Flapjacks from Tinned TomatoesDark Choc Chip Flapjacks from Munchies and Munchkins

print recipe
Honey and Peanut Butter Flapjacks by Beth Sachs October-8-2012 These flapjacks make a great grab and go breakfast or after school snack Ingredients 100g Butter100g Peanut Butter200g Demerera Sugar200g Clear Honey400g Rolled Oats Instructions Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180c and line and grease a 30 x 20cm tin.Step 2: Melt the butter, peanut butter, sugar and honey together…