Chocolate Banana Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf
  • ½ cup (65g) wholemeal soft plain flour
  • ½ cup (65g) white soft plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarb soda
  • ⅓ cup (38g) raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed over-ripe bananas (approx 2-3 bananas) + 1 extra banana, optional
  • ⅓ cup (50g) brown sugar (I used rapadura)
  • ¼ cup (50g) coconut oil, melted
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence
  1. Heat oven to 170 degrees. Line a loaf tin with non-stick paper.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and cocoa powder into a large bowl.
  3. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs, add the mashed bananas. sugar, oil, honey and vanilla and whisk together.
  4. Pour the banana mix into the flour mix and stir until JUST combined.
  5. Pour the cake mixture in the prepared loaf pan.
  6. Cut the extra banana in half lengthways and place on top of the cake batter.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  8. To check if the cake is done, either press lightly on the surface, if it is done it should spring back. Or use a skewer and poke it into the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean it is done.
  9. Allow to cool for 10 mins before removing from the tin
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at