Chocolate banana bread

Freshly baked banana bread is delicious on its own, but add chocolate and we’re sold!

What you’ll need:

  • 250g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 2 very ripe bananas, peeled, mashed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 125g butter, melted

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Sift the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and sugar into a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Mash the bananas in a separate bowl, stir in the eggs and melted butter.
  4. Fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the chocolate and spoon the mixture into the loaf tin.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the cake is risen and a knife stuck into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes and serve.