Banana & Chocolate Bread
Banana & Chocolate Bread

Banana & Chocolate Bread

A sumptuous dinner party winner! Impress your guests with this moist, chocolate delight - it's also the perfect way to use up all your overly ripe bananas.




20 mins


45 mins


  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 very ripe bananas (mashed with a fork)
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 100g Tate & Lyle Dark Soft Brown Sugar 
  • 50g Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar 
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 75g dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp runny honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3 and grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, ground cinnamon and salt together in a bowl, then set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the banana with the sour cream and vanilla extract.
  4. Beat together the butter and Tate & Lyle Sugars with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating well between each addition. Finally add the flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Fold in the banana and sour cream mixture, stir through the chocolate chips, then spoon the mixture into the tin.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes.
  7. Cool the cake in the tin for 10 minutes, then brush the top with honey. Leave for another 20 minutes, then carefully lift out and let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing and serving.


Why not add a fresh banana sauce or chocolate drizzle on top of your cake for a special touch!