I remember when I first arrived in Australia I saw banana bread being served in a cafe and I immediately bought some in case I didn't find any again... little did I know it's probably one of the most common foods in cafes in Australia.
Banana bread is genuinely one of my favourite things to eat and I bake it ALL the time but I realised the other day that I rarely ever share my recipes for it which is a bit ridiculous... so here we are!
This version is SO moist (gross word I know but hey), soft and more-ish. It's made with almond meal/flour which means it's lower carb & higher fat and only has 2 tbsp honey in the whole thing - you don't need much added sugar when you get natural sweetness from the bananas.
I used Lindt dark chocolate sea salt caramel in this recipe (because it's life) but you can use any dark chocolate... one with nuts would be great too or just plain 70%.
I also decided to serve a slice of this banana bread with a row of KitKat gold melted on top... if you don't know what KitKat Gold is then you legit haven't lived and you need to go and find some NOW! But the banana bread is just as great on it's own or with some fresh berries/yogurt :)
RECIPE (serves 8-10)
- 2 medium (roughly 225g) ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 & 1/4 cups almond meal
- 2 eggs (or 1 egg & 60ml egg whites)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 50g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a loaf tin with baking paper
2) In a large bowl whisk together eggs, coconut oil, honey & vanilla
3) Add the mashed banana to the wet ingredients
4) Add the almond meal, baking powder, salt & cinnamon and mix to combine
5) Fold through the dark choc chunks (leave a few to sprinkle on top)
6) Pour mixture into prepared loaf tin and sprinkle with remaining dark chocolate
7) Bake in oven for 45 mins - 1 hour (check after 40 mins to make sure it's not cooking too quickly) until edges are browned
8) Remove from oven and leave to cool before removing from tin - I got excited and couldn't wait which resulted in the loaf breaking in half... woops!
9) Serve warm with fresh berries or a row of KitKat Gold (yes, seriously)