Chocolate chip banana bread

A sweet treat perfect for tea-time or in the office
Banana bread with chocolate chips recipe
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Recipe by: Charlie Farrant | Student Dietitian and Running Blogger

Banana bread is one of my favourites, and there are so many versions you can make. If you’re not a fan of chocolate, you can swap it for chopped pecans or walnuts.

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Ingredients
  • 25g soft brown sugar
  • 150g plain flour, sifted
  • 150g brown rice flour or wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 75g fat-free Greek-style yoghurt
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 50g dark chocolate (70% cocoa) chips
Time
80 minutes
SERVES:
12
CALORIES:
231
FAT:
11g
SALT:
0.3g
SUGAR:
7.8g
5 A DAY:
Less than 1
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/Fan 180ºC.
  2. Line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the sugar, two types of flour, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda and mix thoroughly.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, yoghurt, mashed bananas, oil and vanilla essence. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry before folding through the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
If it starts to go stale, simply pop it under the grill or in the toaster to freshen it up