Chocolate banana bread

I have an obsession with Banana bread and always experimenting with ways to make it better or strike something unusual. I reckon this hits the mark on so many levels. Moist, fudgy and amazing.


3 medium ripe bananas
125 g unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 cups Self Raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup choc chips
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips for top


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease a loaf pan with nonstick baking spray.

Mash bananas in a large bowl. Whisk in melted butter, then brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Set a sifter or fine mesh strainer over the bowl and sift in the baking powder, salt, flour, and cocoa powder. Stir mixture with a wooden spoon until just incorporated. Then gently stir in the 1 cup of chocolate chunks or chips.

Transfer batter into prepared pan, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, and bake 55 to 65 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make gluten free:
Replace the self raising flour with:
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup brown rice flour
add 3 teaspoons baking powder
Continue with recipe as above.

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