Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

This is a winning combination of super easy and super healthy, perfect for sharing, snacking, and ideal for kids too. Containing dark chocolate for an indulgent treat, yet low in sugar plus high in protein, healthy fats and fibre to leave you feeling fuller for longer.

Gluten free for a happy digestive system, and rich in magnesium, a mineral often depleted in modern diets, and especially needed after exercise.

Ingredients (serves 12)
200g ground almonds
30g ground flaxseeds
3 large eggs
30g butter, softened
3 ripe bananas
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp lemon juice
60g pecans, roughly chopped
60g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Grease and line a loaf tin, about 900g.

Put the bananas and butter into a food processor and whizz to combine. Add the eggs and pulse again to mix through. Add the cinnamon, ground almonds, ground flaxseeds, bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice and mix well. Remove the blade, and then stir through the nuts and chocolate pieces.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin, smoothing the top down. Place in the oven and bake for about 1 to 1-¼ hours or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Keep an eye on the bread during cooking, if it looks like it’s turning too brown, cover with some parchment paper until it has finished cooking.


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