Monday, 23 April 2012

Cocoa Banana Bread

Here is humble banana bread with a bit of twist. I added some cocoa powder and walnuts. I must say that it's not really chocolatey. Cocoa is more like in the background. So, if you REALLY like a chocolatey taste, you'd better add melted chocolate. This is low-fat banana bread if you use low-fat spread rather than butter.
  • 75g Caster Sugar
  • 225g (8oz)SR flour
  • 3Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 100g (3½oz)Softened Butter (Low-fat spread)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 Tbsp Honey (or Golden syrup)
  • Walnuts


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°c
  2. Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Rub the butter (or low-fat spread) into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir the sugar, chopped prunes, bananas, beaten eggs and golden syrup into the dry ingredients. 
  5. Mix together to form a soft dropping consistency.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin.
  7. Bake it in the oven for about 40 to 50 minutes.