2 August 2011

Chocolate Chip Banana Loaf

Thanks to my sister in law Alison for giving me this recipe.

I made this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread on Thursday night as I was heading to Center Parcs with mini me and my parents for a long weekend.

It is perfect for using up banana that would otherwise end up in the bucket.

You can use chocolate chips or walnuts. I like to have both.

Alison ices the cake once it has cooled down but I keep mine au naturel.

It should keep for about a week in an airtight container. This one didn’t last that long. We munched away at it whilst watching Harry Potter on DVD.

Chocolate Chip Banana Loaf
(Makes a 2lb loaf tin)


2 Cups Self Raising Flour
1 Cup Caster Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Salt
2 Eggs
1 Cup Mashed Ripe Bananas (about 3)
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
¼ Cup Milk
1 Cup Chocolate Chips (or Walnuts)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C / Gas Mark 4. Grease a 2lb loaf tin.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl beat eggs, banana, oil and milk.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet a bit at a time. Stir until moistened.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips (or walnuts).
  6. Bake for 50 minutes until the edges come away from the side of the tin.
  7. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.


  1. Mmmmmmm, the chocolate chips make all the difference :)

  2. Sounds so good! LOVE banana bread - especially with chocolate. Have a a lovely blog - just signed up to follow you :)

  3. Claire what nice and yumm banana bread!! I have to make it! Im following you, gloria

  4. Thanks for the lovely comments and so glad you are following me.