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Chocolate chip banana bread

Updated on August 23, 2013
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A brilliant way to use up over-ripe bananas

Hello everyone. I'm really sorry for not hubbing recently, but work has been mad. Anyway, I just finished baking this wonderful cake and I thought I really should share this recipe with you. It is very simple to make and is so full of healthy, nutritional goodness. I do hope you'll try it and let me know what you think.

This type of banana bread [you can omit the chocolate chips if you want to be super healthy] is ideal to eat while you're working on the computer. It doesn't crumble like normal cakes and if you can spread it with butter or low-fat cheese and honey to make it even more delicious.

Ingredients

2 large ripe bananas

1 egg large

1 tbsp runny honey

50 g softened butter

75 g caster sugar

225 g self-raising flour, sifted

3 tbsp natural yoghurt

pinch of salt

100 g chocolate chips [if using]


Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180'C/350'F/gas 4.

Use a bit of extra butter to grease a 1 kg/2 lb loaf tin or cake tin.

Line the bottom of the tin with greaseproof paper and then grease the paper as well.

Then mash the bananas until nice and smooth.

I use a potato masher to get the job done really quickly.

Once that's done, lightly beat the egg and add it to the mixture.

Next add the honey.

I sometimes add more than just a tbsp, depending on how sweet I want the cake.

Do not use more than 2 tbsps though for the bananas when over-ripe are very sweet.

Next, mix the softened butter and sugar together and beat well until pale and light.

The trick is to soften the butter in the microwave for a bit, it makes it so much easier to beat, if like me you are using a wooden spoon.

Tip the banana mixture into the creamed mixture.

Beat them together. Sift the flour and the salt.

Then slowly add the flour and the yoghurt into the beaten mixture a little at a time.

Once that is done, mix in the chocolate chips if using.

You can also use chopped dates, finely chopped mixed peal or walnuts instead of the 100g of chocolate chips.

Bake for about 48 - 60 minutes, depending on your oven.

Skewer the cake to check if it is cooked. If it is done, it should come out clean.

Remove from your tin and allow it to cool on the rack.

Enjoy!


I do hope you enjoyed my very simple yet supremely delicious banana bread recipe.

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    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 

      3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great recipe. Word to the wise, it's bad netiquette to use all caps, which signifies you're shouting. Try not to use them for your recipes in the future. Voted up!

    • home witch profile imageAUTHOR

      home witch 

      7 years ago from Manchester

      Indeed. I guess people just got on with it and waited for the letters to arrive.

    • ProjectNortheast profile image

      ProjectNortheast 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Yes, it's very different! Don't let the "same language" fool you, hehe! But I love living here now (didn't at first, it was a complete culture shock), I'm very accustomed to the lifestyle. And I enjoy getting 4 seasons too. I don't really miss Liverpool per se, although I do miss my friends and family in the UK. Thank God for technology that gives us instant communication though - don't know how people survived back in WWII era etc!

    • home witch profile imageAUTHOR

      home witch 

      7 years ago from Manchester

      Oh, how lovely. One of my very good friends is from Liverpool.

      How is it living in the US? Is it very different and do you miss home?

    • ProjectNortheast profile image

      ProjectNortheast 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      I will :) I'm from just down the road from you in Liverpool - although I've lived in the US for 11 years now. It's nice to find a fellow north-westerner here!

    • home witch profile imageAUTHOR

      home witch 

      7 years ago from Manchester

      Thank you. I hope you try out the recipe.

    • ProjectNortheast profile image

      ProjectNortheast 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Looks delicious!

    • home witch profile imageAUTHOR

      home witch 

      7 years ago from Manchester

      Hello Joshua,

      It's not hard to cook. You just need to be brave, find a simple to follow recipe and try. The more you do it, the better you will become. That's how I started.

      x

    • Joshua Kell profile image

      Levi Joshua Kell 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Looks pretty good. I wish I knew how to cook [food]. Thanx.

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