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Banana, choc chip and chia bread

8
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
1 hr 10 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Moderate
Not only a great way to use up overripe bananas, this bread goes perfectly with an afternoon cup of tea.

Ingredients

Reduced fat oil spread

60 g

Brown sugar

½ cup(s), (110g)

Vanilla bean extract

1 tsp

Egg(s)

2 medium, lightly beaten

Banana

1 cup(s), (230g) mashed

Boiled pumpkin

¾ cup(s), pureed

White self-raising flour

2 cup(s), (300g)

Bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp

Chia seeds

45 g, (1/4 cup)

Dark chocolate chips

cup(s), (65g)

Banana

2 medium, extra

Lemon juice

1 tbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray a 21.5cm x 11cm (base measurement) loaf tin with oil. Line the base and sides with baking paper, allowing the long sides to overhang. Using electric beaters, beat the spread, brown sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Mixture will look curdled at this stage. Stir in the combined mashed banana and pumpkin.
  2. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda together into a medium bowl. Stir in the chia seeds and choc bits. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture.
  3. Spread the mixture into the prepared tin. Slice the whole bananas into rounds and arrange, lengthways, in 3 rows along the top. Brush the banana rounds lightly with the lemon juice. Bake for 45 minutes. Carefully cover top loosely with foil and bake for a further 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre of the loaf comes out clean. Stand the loaf in tin for 5 minutes before lifting out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into slices to serve.