Chocolate Orange Banana Bread

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Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comThis cake did not live to see the end of day. We demolished it in minutes. I hope it appeals to you. Our day started with rain but I still went for my morning walk, anyway. I hope you can send me some sunshine. Have a pleasant day!

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comPlease always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start (Oops I forgot the chocolate chips!)

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comBlend the bananas with milk using a stick blender or normal blender. Set aside.

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comBeat butter, sugar and rind with electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comBeat in eggs one at a time, until combined..

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comFold in half the banana-milk mixture and half the flour, then fold in the remaining banana-milk mixture and the rest of the flour, until just combined.

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comFold in the chocolate chips

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comSpoon mixture into prepared pan and bake at 325°F (160°C) for 1-1¼ hours or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comStand 5 minutes, before transferring onto a wire rack to cool.

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comSlice and enjoy while still warm

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread myfavouritepastime.comBelieve you me, I slathered some butter on top of the gooey chocolate!

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Baking time: 1-1¼ hours; Makes: 1 x 9.5 x 5.5 inch loaf

Ingredients

  • 280g (2¼ cups, 10oz) all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 240ml (1 cup) milk
  • 3 large bananas
  • 150g butter ( 1¼ stick, 11 tablespoons, 5oz)
  • 180g (¾ cup, 6.5oz) castor sugar
  • Grated rind (zest) of one orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Instructions

  1. Grease a 14cm x 24cm (5.5 x 9.5 inch) loaf pan (tin) and line base with parchment (greaseproof) paper. Heat the oven to 325°C (160°C) 10 minutes before baking.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda and set aside. (You can use a 5 x 10 inch loaf pan, baking time will be slightly shorter).
  3. Blend the bananas with milk using a stick blender or normal blender. Set aside.
  4. Beat butter, sugar and rind with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, until combined.
  5. Fold in half the banana-milk mixture and half the flour, then fold in the remaining banana-milk mixture and the rest of the flour, until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and bake at 325°F (160°C) for 1-1¼ hours or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Stand 5 minutes, before transferring onto a wire rack to cool.
  7. For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need.

Points to Note:

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the cake at 325°C (160°C) for 1 hour.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

4 thoughts

  1. All my favorite flavor a together! Can’t get enough of orange and chocolate. We had a hazelnut loaf cake yesterday and I added chopped orange chocolate. The flavor was incredible. Bananas and orange sounds fantastic and of course everything is better with chocolate!

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