Banana and Choc Chip Loaf

By | July 22, 2014

One of my favourite childhood memories is baking with my Grandma, her sponge cakes and rock cakes were just lovely and if she’d run out of a particular ingredient, she’d put an alternative in and it would be fab!

It’s something I want to experience more with T and D, especially as it’s a way for them to try new foods. We made an All Bran Loaf at the weekend and today, whilst I’ve been waiting for a doctor’s phone call that never arrived, I decided to do some more baking.

So, today I’ve made another loaf cake but it’s something that can be sliced and taken onto picnics/days out etc. The recipe I found suggested serving with butter spread onto slices, but I don’t feel it needs the added butter.

Banana and Choc Chip Loaf:

Equipment needed:
Small saucepan
Large mixing bowl
Spatula/wooden spoon
Fork
Loaf tin
Loaf tin liner

Ingredients:
125g butter or margarine (I used Stork)
150g brown cane sugar (the recipe said caster sugar but I preferred to use this)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 ripe bananas
190g self raising flour
60ml milk
A handful of choc chips (I used milk choc)

Here’s how to do it:

Either grease and line or add a lining paper to your loaf tin.

Preheat oven to 190c/gas mark 5.

Melt the butter/marg, sugar and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over a medium heat.

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Mash the bananas in the mixing bowl and add the contents of the saucepan. Mix well.

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Add in the egg and mix well.

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Stir in the flour and milk, add the choc chips.

Pour into the lined loaf tin. Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on the top.

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Bake in your preheated oven. Check with a skewer after one hour and if it doesn’t come out clean, leave to cook for another 15 minutes or so.

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Leave to cool once cooked and then slice.

It has the most fabulous smell when sliced and because I was quite indiscriminate with the choc chips, every slice will be different.

Yummy! Looking forward to seeing what T and D think of it later.

Happy Cooking!

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4 Comments

Anne on 22nd July 2014 at 12:54 pm.

oh yum, I really have to try this 🙂

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Jeannette on 22nd July 2014 at 8:38 pm.

Definitely, it’s so tasty and the sugar sprinkle made a great crust to it 🙂

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rebecca beesley on 24th July 2014 at 9:58 pm.

we love banana cake but haven’t tried it with choc chips in too. Looks lovely. x

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Jeannette on 4th August 2014 at 4:11 am.

They make it even tastier, hope you all enjoy it 🙂

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