Chocolate & Banana Bread - Dairy & Refined Sugar FREE
Chocolate & Banana Bread
Dairy & Refined sugar free!
Here we have the perfect chocolate fix without any of the naughtiness. In fact, raw organic cacao is packed with antioxidants, is a plant based source of iron & magnesium, & just a good old mood booster!
You could also make this recipe gluten free by replacing wholemeal flour with coconut or an almond alternative.
This is also a great way to use up those ripe bananas!
For the bread:
1 cup of wholemeal flour
½ cup organic raw cacao powder
1/4 cup coconut sugar
2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
½ tsp baking powder
3 medium eggs
2 ripe bananas
For chocolate sauce:
½ Cup organic raw cacao powder
100ml of almond milk
Walnuts, chia seeds, orange zest, (anything you like).
Grease a loaf tin with a lil’ coconut oil or line with greaseproof paper
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
Mix dry ingredients together: flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon & cacao powder
In a separate bowl, mash bananas, add eggs & coconut oil
Mix wet & dry ingredients together to form batter consistency
Pour into loaf tin & bake for 35 minutes
On a low heat, whisk cacao powder & almond milk in a saucepan
Grate in the zest of an orange peel & squeeze in a good amount of the natural orange juice.
Stir until a thick chocolate sauce consistency is made & leave to cool.
Remove baked cake from oven, prod a few air holes through the top with a fork leave to cool.
Once both cake & sauce have cooled, pour chocolate sauce over top of cake & allow to it ooze into gaps made with fork holes. (Mmmmm oooozy chocolate sauce!)
Sprinkle cake with remaining orange zest & any desired topping ….