Sunday, 28 October 2012

Chocolate chip and Banana loaf!

Over ripe bananas... Urrrg! Horrible, and just generally disgusting things with no use at all! Wrong! If you, like me, are fussy about bananas and only like them when they are just perfectly ripe then you will know just how depressing it is when you look in the fruit bowl (hoping for a tasty banana) to see some sad old, over ripe bananas, but today I made use of these squishy leftovers by making a banana loaf cake! My fist experience of bananas in a cake was when I was little and a friends mum made some banana muffins,  I loved these! But had never really had anything with bananas in since. So today I decided to make a chocolate chip, and walnut banana loaf! A really tasty way to get rid of the old bananas! Follow the link at the bottom of the page for the recipe xxx

much love Alex-Rose xxx

Chocolate chip and Walnut banana loaf


  • 4 Ripe- Over ripe bananas
  • 250g Caster sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150g Softened butter
  • 250g Plain flour
  • 2 Tsp of Baking powder
  • 100g Walnut pieces
  • 100g Chocolate pieces


Pre-heat your oven to 180c and line one loaf tin with greaseproof paper. First (in either the bowl of your electric mixer or just in a large bowl) mash the bananas with the sugar until combined. Next add the eggs and mix well with your electric whisk, add the butter and continue to whisk for a couple more minutes. Using a spatula fold in the flour, make sure there is not any hidden pockets of flour. Set this aside. Chop your walnuts and chocolate into small pieces then add them too your mix, give the batter one last mix and then pour into your tin and place onto the middle shelf of your oven. Check your cake after one hour using a skewer you can see if it is cooked, if the top of your cake is beginning to burn but the inside not cooked then cover the tin with foil and place back in the oven for a further 15mins. Enjoy! Much love Alex-Rose xxxx

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