Sick of plain banana bread? Have a change and try this chocolate and banana bread recipe. I’ve made it as a tray bake. As they are quick and simple to make.

I love using up bananas in my bakes and when combined with chocolate you are on to a winner. For the best flavor, choose really ripe bananas. The type my kids would never touch!

Cooking with Kids?

This is a great recipe to make with children. Get them to help with the weighing and measuring. Kids love to help mixing up the cake too.

Use a regular potato masher, instead of an electric whisk. For great fun squishing the bananas.

Just ensure caution is taken when placing in and taking out of the oven.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

No specialist equipment needed. If you don’t have an electric whisk for breaking up the bananas. Use a potato masher or even a fork will do. Just make sure that you have really soft banana. If you choose this option.

Is it Vegan?

This recipe is suitable for people following a gluten free diet and vegetarians. The recipe could be adapted for a vegan diet, by replacing the eggs with either a flax seed egg or peanut butter could work too. I have a great egg replacement guide here.

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Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 250g gluten free plain flour
  • 1 tsp of gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 70g soft dark brown sugar
  • 50ml vegetable oil
  • icing sugar to dust


  1. Preheat the oven to 190c / gas mark 5.
  2. Line a deep sided baking tray.
  3. Place the peeled banana in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until mashed.
  4. Beat in the egg, sugar and oil.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
  6. Pour into the baking tray and level.
  7. Place in the oven of 20-25 minutes
  8. Transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool.
  9. Cut into 12 squares and dust with icing sugar.



  • Deep sided baking tray
  • Mixing bowl
  • Weighing scales
  • Measuring spoons
  • Electric mixer
  • Oven gloves
  • Cooling rack.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g

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