- STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 190oC (fan 170oC). Line a 23 × 13 × 7cm loaf tin with baking parchment.
- STEP 2
Put the bananas into a mixing bowl and mash with a fork until smooth and creamy – the riper they are the easier this will be.
- STEP 3
Break chocolate up into small pieces.
- STEP 4
Next stir in the dry ingredients, mixing them well with the bananas. Then add the wet ingredients and stir until a smooth batter forms.
- STEP 5
Spoon the mixture into the lined loaf tin.
- STEP 6
Bake the loaf in the oven for 45–50 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean; if it doesn’t leave the loaf in the oven a little longer.
- STEP 7
Once ready, leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes to firm up, before transferring to a wire rack to cool to room temperature.
- STEP 8
Mix together ingredients for icing until smooth and drizzle over loaf, sprinkle with chopped walnuts, dark chocolate chips and banana chips (optional).
- STEP 9
Once completely cool, store in an airtight container and consume within 3-5 days.