Banana & Chocolate Chip Bread

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Serves:  10

 

Ingredients

3 large bananas

120g natural coconut yoghurt

100ml maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

15g ground chia seeds

90ml water

140g rolled oats

140g ground almonds

2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¾ teaspoon sea salt

100g dark chocolate

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4.

Grease a loaf tin (8.5” x 4.5”).

Mash 2 bananas and then combine with coconut yoghurt, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix together in a large mixing bowl until combined.

Stir the chia seeds with the water in a small bowl and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Once the chia seeds have gelled together then combine with the mashed banana mixture.

In a separate bowl, mix oats, ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

Add these to the mashed banana mixture and combined until fully mixed together.

Roughly chop up the chocolate, and then add to the mixture, mixing through.

Banana bread

Pour into the prepared loaf tin.

Slice the 3rd banana into pieces and arrange  on top to decorate.

Place in preheated oven and bake for 1 hour.

Remove from the oven and carefully inset the banana bread from the tin. Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before serving

 

Banana bread served