Choc-Banana Bread

A simple banana bread recipe that will leave your mouth salivating. Combined with the perfect amount of chocolate and banana, this recipe is a win for many households.

Tip: When making banana bread the more spotty and brown the bananas are, the better the banana bread: both taste (sweetness) and texture!

Have you ever wondered what the difference between green bananas and yellow/ more ripe bananas are?
Green bananas are a great source of prebiotics for our gut bacteria. They contain a carbohydrate called resistant starch which can help to feed the friendly bacteria in our gut, however, makes our digestive system work a little harder at the same time. Although, the starch in green bananas gradually breaks down over time into glucose and therefore will raise blood sugar levels slowly.
On the other hand..
Yellow bananas contain less resistant starch and are much sweeter than green bananas, making them a lot easier to digest. With less resistant starch to break down, our digestive system will absorb the nutrients much faster. Yellow bananas are also rich in antioxidants.
All in all, bananas are a nutritious snack as they offer a source of fibre, potassium, vitamin C, and many more important nutrients to help fuel our body!

RECIPE:

Serves: 10
Prep/ Cooking time: Less than 1 hour

Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ cup milk or milk alternative
½ cup maple syrup
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Make me Low FODMAP

  • Used Gluten-free self-raising flour.
  • Use lactose-free milk or SoGood Soymilk.
  • Be sure to use table sugar such as brown/ caster, or maple.
  • Sweeteners such as Equal, Splenda, or stevia are suitable.

Method:

  1.  Preheat oven to 180-190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Combine all wet ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, mixing with a whisk.
  3. Add in the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  4. Transfer mixture into a lined small loaf tin and bake at 185 degrees for 40-50 mins, or until knife inserted comes out clean
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe developed by @dietitianrose

CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD