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Jen's Banana Bread with Chocolate & Cinnamon Sugar

Don't you just love an old- fashioned bake like this banana bread?

The original recipe was from Jen's blog A little bit of what you fancy, she kindly allowed me to transfer the recipe into grams and share her fabulous recipe with you. I tweaked it a little bit, but it is basically the same.

Needless to say, didn't have any ripe bananas, so I had to go out and buy some, which is just sod's law, but at last, I at last I was armed with the ingredients and ready to bake!

The gorgeous smells from the banana bread wafted around the house and tempted Graham when he got home from work. I was just leaving for yoga, so I warned him not to touch the banana bread. I still needed to take some photos!

How mean am I? That poor man had to wait two hours before I came home, but showed great strength of will and left it alone! I sliced a piece for him to try (after taking photos, of course). He really liked the strong banana taste, but reverted to type and slathered his second piece with butter!

It's all gone now, sigh!

You really have to make it! I insist!

Yield: 1 banana bread loaf

An old fashioned banana bread studded with chocolate chips and topped with cinnamon sugar.
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 35 MINStotal time: 50 mins


  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs (at room temperature
  • 180g/1 ½ cups plain flour
  • 200g/1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g/2/3 cup chocolate chips
Sugar topping
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 190c/170c fan/375f/gas mark 5. 
  2. Line a 20 cm (8-inch) square or round baking tin
  3. Mix together the topping ingredients and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl mash the bananas until gooey, whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract and  sugar.
  5. Sieve the flour, cinnamon and baking powder in another bowl, then fold into the banana mix. Then gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into your tin and bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes. A skewer should come out clean, when you test it.
  7. When it comes out of the oven top with the cinnamon sugar and leave to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing from the tin and finishing the cooling on a rack.
  8. Enjoy!
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