Banana Bread Recipe

Time to prepare:

10 minutes

Time to cook:

40 minutes

Serves:

8

Ingredients

  • 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)

Method

1. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/360°F/gas mark 6.

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.

Recipe extracted from Vegan Baking by Vegetarian for Life. Vegetarian for Life is a UK charity aimed at improving the quality of life of older vegetarians and vegans. For more information visit vegetarianforlife.org.uk. Images © flavourphotos

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