Monday, 26 May 2014

Banana Bars..

If you like banana bread, you're really going to like this one! Moist chocolate chip banana cake with chunks of banana... Sounds like normal banana bread? Naaaaah.. this is so much better! By adding chunks of chopped banana, you're adding a chewy & gooey texture to the cake bars... they're almost brownie like in texture...

Keep this recipe on stand-by for using up overripe's unbelievably quick to throw together, and relies on the sugar in the bananas for it's sweetness..

For the Banana Bars...

  • 2 large overripe bananas (mash 1 banana completely & chop the 2nd into chunks)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g ground almonds 
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 50g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 160d (fan). Line a 7" square cake tin with baking parchment. 

Mix the bananas with eggs & vanilla until combined. (Try to avoid breaking up the banana chunks)

Stir in the remaining ingredients. 

Pour into prepared tin and bake for 15 minutes until firm. It should be pale golden and springy to the touch. 

Cut into squares and enjoy warm...  

C'mon... even if you're the world's most inexperienced baker you'll be able to bake these with your eyes closed! Let me know how you get on :) 

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