I’ve given my favourite banana bread recipe a coffee chocolate twist… perfect for a sunday afternoon treat with a cup of tea… delicious and nutritious of course!


What you need:IMG_3592

  • 3 mashed bananas… the riper the better!
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 100g oat flour (just finely ground up porridge oats)
  • 3 tablespoons coffee granules mixed with 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • Sliced banana and cacao nibs to decorate

What you need to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 (fan) or gas mark 6 and line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
  2. Start by mashing your bananas into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Then add to this, the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut milk and vanilla extract and stir everything together.
  4. Next beat the egg in a separate bowl and then add this to the mix and stir well.
  5. To this, add your dry ingredients; baking powder, cinnamon, cacao powder, ground almonds and oat flour (this can be made by placing porridge oats in a blender until a thin flour consistency is created).
  6. Finally mix together your coffee and water to make a paste and stir this into your mixture, before spooning into a lined loaf tin.
  7. Finally, place a line of sliced banana along the top and sprinkle with cacao nibs to decorate and place in the oven for 50-55 mins.
  8. Leave to cool and then slice to serve… PERFECTION!

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