This weeks guest recipe comes from wellness warrior Hannah Webb, a full time psychology student, foodie, yogi and blogger with the name My Life Is For Living . She's allll about a balanced diet and has a soft spot for choc (which is why we love her) 😋
So Hannah...take it away 😘
I’d like to call today’s banana bread my ‘Golden Loaf’ as it came out a gorgeous golden yellow. I added a little bit of ground turmeric as I’ve really grown to love it recently and so am always on the look out for ways to incorporate it into my diet. Being a chocoholic, I couldn’t resist adding a little chocolaty twist too. Banana paired with chocolate is such a winning flavour combination in my opinion
This time, I used melted chocolate.
This banana bread is truly a golden loaf. It’s moist, sweet but not too sweet, loaded with bananas and deliciously satisfying. Remember to tag @mylifeisforliving and @doisyanddam to let us know how you get on.
Time: 15 minutes preparation plus 40 minutes cooking
Serves: 1 loaf, around 10 slices
3 medium ripe bananas (approx. 250-300g)
2 large eggs (sub with 2 flax eggs if vegan)
4 tbsp. date or maple syrup
4 tbsp. coconut oil (approx. 60g), melted
3 tbsp. almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
280g spelt flour
1-2 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
A pinch of salt
60g Doisy & Dam 74% dark choc
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a loaf tin with coconut oil or line with a loaf tin baking parchment liner.
2. Start by melting your chocolate. Place a heatproof bowl over a small pan of simmering water. Break the chocolate into the bowl and allow it to melt, stirring gently. Once melted, set it aside to cool slightly.
3. Place all the wet ingredients (bananas, eggs, milk, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and apple cider vinegar) into a blender and blitz until smooth. If you don’t have a blender then you can do this by hand – simply beat the eggs first and mash the bananas separately before you combine everything.
4. Next add the dry ingredients and blitz again until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down the side of the blender and ensure everything evenly distributed.
5. Remove two tablespoons of the mixture and mix this into the melted chocolate to form a thick paste.
6. Pour the remaining mixture into your loaf tin and then top with the dollops of the chocolate mix.
7. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
8. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes before removing from the tin.
9. Slice and enjoy however you like!
*Freeze any leftovers for a midweek treat to grab and go.