This recipe is in collaboration with Pura Coconut Oil.
Who doesn’t love cake for Breakfast, especially when it contains chocolate or peanut butter! I’ve always loved Banana bread and love adding little extras to make your mouth water so figured this would be the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert recipe to share with you guys for when we all need something a little comforting to wake up to!
If you’re new to using Coconut for cooking or baking then this is the perfect place to start. Let’s start with the science bit, high in Omega 3 and mono-unsaturated fats, it can help to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels and with it being lower in saturated fat than traditional coconut oil it’s versatile, easy to use and flavour free, imparting no flavour onto your food making it perfect for fussy eaters! For this recipe, I am using the Pura Liquid Coconut Blend Oil and the Spray but for the majority of my main meals I just use the spray as it makes cooking so easy and is mess free!
Ingredients: (Makes one medium loaf)
- Pura Coconut Oil for greasing the tin.
- 80ml Maple Syrup,
- 3 Ripe Bananas,
- 100g Pura Coconut Oil,
- 1tsp Vanilla Extract,
- 80g Coconut Sugar,
- 200g Spelt Flour or Gluten Free Flour
- 1tbsp Chia Seeds,
- 1tsp Baking Powder,
- 1/2tsp Bicarbonate Soda,
- 150g Chocolate Chips,
- * Optional 125g Peanut or Almond Butter (If you want a Peanut Butter and Chocolate Loaf!)
While you’re getting your ingredients measured out Preheat your oven to 170*C / 325*F or Gas Mark 3 and grease your loaf tin with Pura Coconut Oil or baking powder. Pop the maple syrup, mashed bananas, Pura coconut oil, vanilla and sugar into a large bowl and mix well. Grabbing another bowl stir together the flour, chia seeds, baking powder and bicarb. Mix both bowls together and then pour half of it into the loaf tin, grab some of your chocolate chips and sprinkle evenly, also adding the Peanut Butter if you want to, then spoon over the remaining mixture and pop into the oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden. Leave to cool for as long as you can avoid demolishing and then enjoy, also delicious with coconut yoghurt, ice-cream or custard as my husband tells me!
I’d love to hear if you’ve made Banana Loaf before or what recommendations you have for extra ingredients? I’d also love to hear your thoughts on if you plan on making the switch to coconut oil? It’s a change I made over four years ago and I’ve never looked back! If I’ve convinced you to give Pura a try then Sainsbury’s will be your local supplier. I’m so excited to see what you guys think?