Thursday, July 14, 2016

banana bread with chocolate & hazelnuts.

When life hands you black bananas...make banana bread! This recipe was inspired by the black bananas in our fruit bowl, surplus of eggs in the fridge and the need for something sweet after dinner. Taken from a few recipes online and adding in hazelnuts, leaving out baking powder (not a fan of the taste!) and changing the type of flour, here's my recipe...

 banana bread with chocolate & hazelnuts
2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
butter, for greasing
3 very ripe banana, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 chopped hazelnuts

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease the sides of a loaf tin and line with parchment paper. In a bowl sift together the flour cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Pour in oil and keep stirring. Beat in mashed banana and vanilla extract. Fold in the flour mixture, the chocolate chips and most of the nuts and pour into loaf tin. Sprinkle remainder of nuts on top and bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes. 

Cathy x


  1. Eh yum! I've wanted to make Banana bread for ages. Gotta have that chocolate chip hit <3

  2. This looks delicious! It is sure to be a dinner time favorite!

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