This is a take on my tried and tested banana bread recipe but with a twist… a gooey chocolate molten centre that oozes out as soon as you cut into the cake! YUM!

What you need:

  • 75g melted coconut oilIMG_0901.JPG
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 100g oat flour (just finely ground up porridge oats)
  • 3 mashed bananas… the riper the better!
  • 100g pitted majdool dates
  • 2 tablespoon cacao powder


What you need to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 (fan) or gas mark 7 and line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
  2. Mix together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  3. Next beat the egg in a separate bowl and then add this to the mix and stir well.ย Then mash your bananas in a separate bowl and add them to the mixture before giving it all one final stir.
  4. To this, add your dry ingredients; baking powder, cinnamon, ground almonds, desiccated coconut, and oat flour (this can be made by placing porridge oats in a blender until a thin flour consistency is created).
  5. Now make your chocolate centre by placing your pitted majdool dates and cacao powder in a food blender with 3 tablespoons of water and wizz up until fairly smooth. You may need to spoon down the sides and wizz up again a few times and it doesn’t matter if there are still a few small pieces of dates in this mixture.
  6. Place half of your mixture into a lined loaf tin and then spoon all of your chocolate date mixtureย  down a line in the centre. Then place the second half of your cake mixture on top of this so that it is completely covered and held in place in the centre.
  7. Place your loaf tin in the oven for 45-50 mins… wait to cool completely before cutting down the middle to find your surprise molten centre…PERFECTION!

Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days (but it probably won’t last that long!)

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