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Banana Bread

Serves: 8
Time to prepare: 10 mins
Time to cook: 40 mins
Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan


  • 3 large overripe bananas
  • 75ml vegetable oil
  • 100g/3½oz brown sugar
  • 225g/scant 8oz self-raising flour
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 50g/1¾oz dark chocolate drops (ensure that they’re dairy-free)


  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/360°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Mash the bananas well with a fork.
  3. Mix the oil and sugar together and then add the mashed bananas.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and mix well. Next add the chocolate drops.
  5. Bake in a greased, lined 2lb loaf tin for approximately 20 minutes. Check and cover with foil if the cake is browning. Bake for another 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool a little before serving.

CHEF’S TIP: Instead of chocolate drops you could add dried fruit or nuts.


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