Banana bread is like a trusted family member you can always rely on. It is a delicious no fuss cake. Basically, if in doubt, bake a banana bread. And if it’s good just on its own, it’s even better with the addition of chocolate and nuts.
BANANA BREAD WITH CHOCOLATE AND WALNUTS
2-3 (depends on the size) ripe bananas, mashed
180g caster sugar
140g softened butter
250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
100g walnuts, chopped in pieces, plus reserving a few for decoration (optional)
100g plain chocolate, chopped
- Heat the oven to 170C. Line the loaf tin with baking parchment.
- Mash the peeled banana in a mixing bowl first. Then add the remaining cake ingredients (except the nuts and chopped chocolate) and beat with an electric mixer until combined and smooth. Once combined add and fold in with a spatula the walnuts and chocolate.
- Pour into the prepared tin, decorate top with some walnut halves if you want, and bake it for about 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave it to cool slightly in the tin before transferring it onto a serving dish.