This Banana loaf has been a regular in our house for many many years, I might have even blogged about it here before.... I cant remember!
I instagramed a picture recently and I had a few requests for the recipe - so here it is.
I use a 10 X 20 cm loaf tin - you could bake it any size or shape you like. My batter usually comes up to about an 1/2 an *inch below the top of the tin when I pour it in.
*its the quilter in me - I like using inches
Grease the cake tin with a little butter
Pre heat oven to 170c Fan forced
Ingredients & Method
3 medium very ripe bananas mashed
1 cup raw sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
80g butter melted
1/2 tsp vanilla paste
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
mix all the above ingredients until well combined.
2 1/4 cups plain flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
200g block of dark chocolate roughly chopped into big chunks
mix until just combined
pour/ scrape into the prepared loaf tin and sprinkle about a tablespoon or so of extra raw sugar onto the top of the cake batter in the tin
bake for 1 hour - checking with a wooden skewer that the middle is cooked.
Turn the cake out of the loaf tin whilst still hot and let the cake cool on a wire rack.
Yummiest eaten still warm and fresh or sliced and toasted the next day.
I also had a go at making homemade Nutella.
Funnily I cant actually remember how I made it.....
I vaguely remember that the recipe I found called for 2 cups of roasted hazelnuts, 1 cup cocoa, 1 cup icing sugar and a little vegetable oil until you get the right consistency. All whizzed together in the food processor.
It tasted a little lacking - I added in half a block of dark chocolate and we were in business.
I really need to mess around a little more to get the recipe right, but definitely worth a go and something for the kids to try.
I would have liked to add coconut oil instead of vegetable oil..... but the kids in our family aren't coconut fans (insert sad face because I LOVE coconut)and I suppose it then wouldn't be Nutella but a hazelnut chocolate & coconut spread.
Let me know how you go with the cake or any tried and tested Nutella recipes you may have