Chocolate banana bread

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This recipe is a delicious alternative to a classic banana bread, using cocoa and coconut to give it extra depth. Serves 8.


  • 1 ¼ cups (165g) self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup (79g) cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla beans
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup (251g) agave or maple syrup/liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1/3 cup (76g) melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Shredded coconut, to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius and line a loaf tin
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and vanilla beans
  3. In a separate bowl, combine banana, agave, coconut oil and vinegar
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf tin and top with coconut
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until mixture bounces back when pressed
  7. Remove from oven and leave to cool.

Recipe and image by Lancey Morris of

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