Bake Days - Chocolate & Banana bread

Last weekend I decided to bake a Chocolate & Banana bread after my success with the Elderflower tea cake I made last week. My Mum would always bake a banana bread when I was younger, and the smell throughout my house brought back memories of my childhood. It turned out wonderful and tasted great!

Here's what you'll need -

125g soy butter (or your preferred butter), at room temperature plus a little extra for greasing.
250g golden caster sugar
2 large eggs, (I recommend free range or organic eggs) lightly beaten
1 tsp good-quality vanilla extract
250g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
4 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
200g good-quality dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into small pieces

1. Preheat the oven to 180c/gas mark 4. Grease your 1x 900g loaf tin and line with baking paper or a loaf tin liner.
2. Now cream together and sugar in a bowl with a wooden spoon or with an electric hand mixer until smooth. 
3. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each one. Sift in the flour and baking powder until the mixture is all combined. Add the vanilla extract and beat again briefly.
4. Gradually stir in the mashed bananas and then finally the chocolate chips.
5. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and level it out with a spatula. Bake in the oven for around 60 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave the cake in the tin to cool.
6. Serve warm with a glass of milk or your favourite tea! Keep cake in an airtight container and eat within 3 day.

Makes around 8-10 slices. Enjoy! :)

Lulu xx

(Adapted slightly from The Primrose Bakery book)
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    1. Let me know how you get on lovely! It's really good! Nice & moist but doesn't sit heavy like most cakes :) xx

  2. This looks so yummy! I have a love-hate relationship with Banana's (they love to hate me) but I will definitely be giving this a go :) Love your blog honey. So cute <3 x x