I love it when you come across a new way to use up old bananas. Regular banana bread is great, but this banana bread is a bit different and it is SO easy to make. Most important of all, it's delicious!
This is a Bill Granger recipe... He is one of my Australian food heroes not only because of his fantastic food at bills and bills2 in Sydney, but also because he is a self-taught chef, and I love that about him... very inspiring.
This recipe was shared with me by a friend, and now I'm passing it onto to all of you. So go forth, and spread the chocolate banana bread love amongst your family and friends!
Chocolate Banana Bread
(recipe from Bill's Food by Bill Granger)
2 c (300g) plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 c caster sugar
3 bananas, mashed
125g unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c dark choc-chips
icing sugar, to dust (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius. Grease a 24 x 13 x 7cm loaf pan.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the caster sugar.
3. In a separate bowl, combined the bananas, butter, eggs, vanilla and choc-chips. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
4. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 1 1/4 hours. Dust with the icing sugar, serve warm.