This delightful Banana & Chocolate loaf from @lemonadetots would go down a treat with a cup of hot chocolate this festive season.


  • 100g caster sugar
  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g SR flour
  • 1 mashed banana (ripe)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder mixed with 1 tbsp hot water
  • Handful of cacao nibs


  1. 1) Preheat oven to 160fan and set out a mini loaf cases/tins
  2. 2) Whisk together the butter and sugar until smooth
  3. 3) Add in whisked eggs and flour and whisk together until just combined
  4. 4) Separate Into 2 bowls equally, add mashed banana to one, and cocoa powder mixed with water to the other and whisk both bowls until just combined. (Don’t over mix)
  5. 5) Gently stir cacao nibs to the chocolate mixture
  6. 6) Dollop spoonfuls of each amount into individual mini loafs cases and use a toothpick to swirl mixture around so it looks mottled.
  7. 7) Place in oven for 20 minutes
  8. 8) Check with a toothpick that the mixture come out clean and leave on a baking rack to cool.