OK, so most of my friends will recognise this one.
This is a real winner of a recipe, it always receives great praise, and never lasts long!
I have to dedicate this post to my ex-colleague, Andy. I have never seen anyone enjoy my baking as much as Andy enjoyed this Chocolate Banana Loaf. So much so, he christened it “Happy Cake”. His little face would light up at the mere mention of this bake!
This recipe is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s Banana Bread. Once again, I have opted out of the addition of nuts, and used chocolate instead.
After all, chocolate = happiness!
My only problem with this loaf is that the chocolate chunks always sink to the bottom. I have tried coating the chunks of chocolate in flour, but to no avail.
Please let me know if you have any tips to prevent this sinking of the chocolate chunks!
I could eat a healthy slice of this loaf at any time of the day. It’s especially great with a big mug of coffee for a weekend breakfast.
Roll on the weekend…!
Preheat the oven to 170°C.
Lightly butter and line a 2lb loaf tin, or use a loaf tin liner.
In a large bowl beat together the melted butter and caster sugar.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the mashed bananas and vanilla extract.