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I found this recipe on Nigella’s website out of all places. As i was attending a Christmas breakfast, i thought it was the perfect time to test this out. I love banana bread on it’s own, so when it’s teamed up with chocolate chip, i knew it was going to be pretty special.

Bill Granger's Choc Banana Bread

Bill Granger's Choc Banana Bread

Bill Granger’s Choc Banana Bread

  • 250 grams (2 cups) plain (all purpose) flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 125 grams (4 1/2 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 250 grams (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 175 grams (1 cup) good quality chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (350 F/Gas Mark 4)
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl
  3. Mix the butter, sugar, eggs, banana, choc chips and vanilla extract in a seperate bowl
  4. Add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine, being careful not to over mix
  5. Pour the batter into a non-stick , or lightly greased and floured 19 x 11cm loaf tin and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until the bread is cooked when tested with a skewer
  6. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool
  7. Serve in thick slices with butter
Bill Granger's Choc Banana Bread - yum

Bill Granger's Choc Banana Bread - yum

Recipe from Nigella’s website

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I think i’m over making brownies (for now) and have found a new favourite recipe. Not only does it taste good and look good, it’s healthy for you. Ok, so not really but it contains fruit and there’s no trace of chocolate so it’s my story and i’m sticking to it.

I forgot this recipe contained sour cream so i didn’t have any on hand but i must say, after tasting it i don’t even know if you really need it. It was perfect without it so i wouldn’t worry too much if you skip it.

Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

  • 125 grams butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 150 grams sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (160C fan forced)
  2. Cream butter and sugar together, using an electic mixer until light and fluffy
  3. Beat eggs in one at a time
  4. Add mashed banana, sour cream and milk and mix with a wooden spoon until combined
  5. Add sifted flour, bicarb and cinnamon and fold through until combined well
  6. Place a generous tablespoon of batter into muffin trays lined with patty cases. Try not to overload the cases as it will rise too much
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool
  9. Once cooled, top with cream cheese icing and decorate

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 30 grams butter (softened)
  • 100 grams cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  1. Beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until well combined and fluffy
  2. Slowly, add icing sugar, beating well before adding more

This recipe was adapted from Helen’s Grab Your Fork Blog 🙂