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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.


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