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Fudgy Chocolate Banana Loaf

Fudgy Chocolate Banana Loaf
Fudgy Chocolate Banana Loaf

By Lucy Mathieson

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably used to having ripe bananas sitting in your fruit bowl… well I have got the perfect recipe to use them up!This loaf is deliciously fudgy and is a great lunchbox filler. You can eat it on it’s own, or pop it under the grill and serve it warm with a slather of butter.

If you find you have leftovers (which I can nearly guarantee you wont!), you can freeze this loaf – simply wrap the slices in plastic wrap and then place into an airtight container.

Enjoy xx


  • 3 bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 150g butter
  • 120g brown sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 150g plain flour
  • 35g cocoa
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bi-carb soda
  • ½ cup dark choc melts
  • ¼ cup choc chips


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees (160 if using fan-forced).
  2. Grease a loaf tin with butter.
  3. Use a fork to mash the ripe bananas into a bowl.
  4. Add the brown sugar, melted butter, egg and vanilla.
  5. Whisk together.
  6. Sift the plain flour, cocoa, salt and bi-carb soda on top.
  7. Stir until just combined.
  8. Add ½ cup of the dark chocolate melts.
  9. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf tin.
  10. Sprinkle over ¼ cup choc chips.
  11. Cook for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out with just a few crumbs on it.
  12. Leave to cool for 20 minutes.
  13. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  14. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


For more recipes by Lucy visit her blog Bake Play Smile.


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