Wholewheat Chocolate and Ginger Banana Bread

Fri, 20th of January

There can be a lot of pressure at this time of year to get healthy or detox, and while there are times that I want to, I am also conscious that it is cold, dark and wet outside! I want comfort and cosiness and this cannot be underestimated. So here is a recipe for a banana bread with cocoa and warming ginger; I make it with wholewheat flour so it's nourishing and delicious, which is exactly what I feel like eating right now. Serve with some Greek yoghurt or crème fraîche.

Helen James


  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • ⅔ cup (135g) brown sugar
  • 1½ cup (180g) wholewheat flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (120ml) sunflower oil
  • ½ cup (140g) greek yoghurt

  1. 1. Pre-heat oven to 180˚C
  2. 2. Mash the bananas in a bowl.
  3. 3. Add the brown sugar and mash together leave for couple minutes.
  4. 4. In a seperate bowl, add flour, cocoa, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. 5. Add the eggs, oil and yoghurt to banana mixture and mix well.
  6. 6. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix.
  7. 7. Bake for 45-55 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool.
  8. 8. Serve with greek yoghurt or crème fraîche and enjoy!

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