Every week I start with the same thought, I’m going to buy more fruit and eat some every day…then I read an article about how the Banana is the king fruit amongst fruits health wise so I bought a large bunch. Needless to say by the time the weekend came, I’d half the bunch that had over ripened.
I decided that, rather than throw them out I’d make my version of Banana loaf and throw in some 64% dark chocolate chips, the chocolate works well with the sweetness of the ripe banana. I think that using a milk or white chocolate would make this too sweet… this recipe is a great on the do with children as it’s not too messy but there are lots for them to get involved with.
250g Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking powder
125g unsalted butter
250g Caster sugar
4 Ripe Bananas mashed up
2 Eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
175g Chocolate Chips
Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
Cream the softened butter and sugar in a separate bowl and add the vanilla, eggs, chocolate chips and mashed up bananas
Gently fold in the sifted flour in 3 stages
Transfer to half lined loaf tins and bake at 180°c for 25-30 mins depending on your oven
I had friends visiting yesterday so it was nice to share something home-made to give them, although when your kitchen is 28°c I do not recommend putting your oven on!