This banana loaf is a decadent, goey, winter warmer. From the Green & Black’s Chocolate Recipe Book – I make it regularly and it doesn’t last very long!
125g unsalted butter, melted
175 plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
150g caster sugar
2 large eggs
4 small, ripe bananas, mashed
100g good quality white chocolate, chopped into large chunks
60g walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Brush the inside of the loaf tin with a little melted butter, then dust with flour – I use tin liners because I’m lazy!
Mix the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the melted butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then whisk in the mashed bananas. Add the white chocolate, walnuts and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three stages, stirring after each addition.
Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
Slide a spatula around the edge of the loaf and leave in the tin to cool.