Today, I woke up with the determination that I will successfully make one a banana and avocado loaf. I have left over Lindt 90% dark chocolate so I thought, ‘Why not put chocolate in it too’. I had a slight panic when I realized I didn’t have my measuring cups with me until I saw a good ol’ coffee cup. Yes, I used a coffee cup for measurements because I didn’t have measuring cups but please kindly do use measuring cups for accuracy. As I was creating this recipe mentally, I was thinking about the measurements and fitting all my estimations into them. Thank God that it turned out well.
I was also thinking whether kids would like it as I’m a swimming teacher. I’ve been trying my best to gain my appetite back after losing it for these past couple of weeks. So what a better way to treat kids with clean eats by making your own bread and spreading the little joy. Ladies and gents, I hereby present…
CHOCOLATE BANANA & AVOCADO BREAD RECIPE
- 1 cup of flour (all purpose or gluten free if you prefer)
- 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour (If you don’t have this, just use plain flour)
- 3 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 ripe medium bananas (mashed)
- 2 eggs
- 1 large avocado (mashed)
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar (you can use honey or agave nectar ; you can use 8 teaspoons of sugar if you don’t want it to be too sweet)
- 3 squares of 90% Lindt dark chocolate (roughly chopped)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line your bread pan with parchment paper or grease it with butter.
- In a large bowl, cream the avocado and sugar until light and fluffy with a whisk or a fork.
- Add in the mashed banana, vanilla extract and eggs and mix it into the creamed avocado.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, and salt together.
- Combine the dry mixture with the avocado mixture until it’s thick.
- Add the roughly chopped chocolate into the mixture.
- Transfer the mixture into your bread pan.
- Bake at 180°C for 35-45 minutes or a toothpick inserted in comes out clean. If the top gets brown faster, cover it with foil until the bread is completely baked.
- Cool the loaf completely before enjoying!
Tada! All done! I hope you get to try out this recipe and tell me what you think about it. Tip when it comes to cooking/baking, have a little faith in yourself. Trust me, I don’t create recipes because I’m good at it. It takes a lot of failures for me to perfect one recipe or to be confident enough to just wing it in the kitchen. I really hope you enjoy making this as much as I did. The end result was worth it 🙂