Saturday, May 25, 2013


Recipe adapted from Post Punk Kitchen,you can find the original recipe here

  1. Mashed banana-1 Cup ( about 2 overripe bananas)
  2. Light brown sugar-3/4 cup
  3. Vanilla extract-1 tsp
  4. Vegetable oil- 2 tbsp
  5. Milk-1/3 cup ( Use almond milk or soya milk for vegan bread)
  6. Whole wheat flour-1 1/4 cup ( see notes)
  7. Baking soda- 1 tsp ( see notes)
  8. Salt-1 pinch
  9. Cocoa powder-3 tbsp
  10. Boiling water- 6 tbsp,divided


  • Preheat oven to 180 deg C.Line a 8x4 loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
  • In a large mixing bowl,combine together mashed banana,light brown sugar,vanilla extract,vegetable oil and milk.
  • In another mixing bowl whisk together whole wheat flour,baking soda and salt until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients to the prepared banana mixture and mix gently using a wooden spatula,just until combined.Do not over mix.
  • Transfer 1 cup of batter into a separate bowl.Combine together 3 tbsp boiling water and cocoa powder.Mix well until smooth.Add this to the one cup batter that was separated and mix gently,just until combined.
  • Add 3 tbsp boiling water to the remaining batter and mix gently ,just under combined.
  • Alternately spoon the mixtures into the loaf tin.
  • Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the bread comes out clean.
  • Allow it to cool completely before slicing.
  • You can use 1.5 cups all purpose flour also,in that case use 3/4 tsp baking soda.

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