Serves: Makes 1 loaf
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • Optional: ½ cup roughly chopped dark chocolate; ½ cup toasted chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C (or 300°F).
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the bananas and mash using a fork until smooth.
  3. Add the butter, egg, sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, and flour, and mix well until fully combined.
  4. Fold in the walnuts and chocolate, if using.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased loaf tin, and smooth over the top with a rubber spatula. Top with additional chocolate.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, or upto an hour - until a toothpick comes out clean. Once cool enough to handle, invert the bread onto a wire rack and let it cool down completely.
  7. To serve: slightly warmed up, either by itself, with fresh whipped cream or ice-cream.
Recipe by Sprig & Vine at