Banana, Dark Chocolate and Nut Loaf

I do love banana bread, especially with a large cup of tea. But this variation of the classic isn’t too bad either (if I do say so myself). This recipe makes 2 loafs and 15 minutes prep, and just over an hour cooking time. This recipe is done using a food processor!





4 Ripe Bananas

150g Dark Chocolate Chips

200g Caster Sugar

150g Unsalted Butter

200g Self Raising Flour

100g Walnut Halves (Crushed)

1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract

2 egg


  1. Pre heat the oven to 190c
  2. First empty the sugar and butter into the food processor. Turn it on to speed number 1, until the butter and sugar is light and fluffy.
  3. Next chop the bananas into thumb size pieces, add to the creamed butter and sugar on speed 1 until the bananas are combined. Also add the tablespoon of vanilla extract.
  4. Add the eggs and flour whilst the food processor is still on. Once all the traces of flour are gone, pour the loaf mixture into a large mixing bowl.
  5. In a freezer bag empty the walnut halves and lightly crush them with a rolling pin. Empty the walnuts and chocolate chips into the mixture using a spatula to mix them in.
  6. Grease your loaf tins with butter and line with greaseproof paper. Evenly dive the mixture between the two loaf tins, place on the bottom shelf of the oven for 1 hour or a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Once the loaf is cooked, remove from the oven and leave to sit for 3-5 minutes. Then turn it out onto a wire cooling rack.

Best served warm, enjoy!


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