Chocolate chip banana bread recipe

How do you make a banana cake even better? You top with an indulgent chocolate sauce and caramelised bananas. Serve slices with a morning brew.

How to

1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and butter and line a 900g loaf tin. Whisk the butter and sugar in a large bowl using electric beaters for 2 minutes until creamy and pale. Add the eggs and whisk for another minute. Fold in the bananas, flour, baking powder and vanilla. Tip in the chocolate and mix well.

Chocolate chip banana bread

2. Scoop the mixture into the tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before putting on a wire rack to cool completely.

3. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a frying pan over a medium-high heat and, once melted, cook the bananas, cut-side down, for a couple of minutes until slightly golden. Sprinkle over the sugar and cook for another minute until caramelised. Spread the Nutella on top of the cake, put the caramelised bananas on top and serve.

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