Cacao Banana Bread

 I love to make banana bread and because I’ve been cooking so much with cacao lately, I added it to my latest batch and it’s simply divine.

This loaf is wheat / gluten free and sugar free, only gaining the natural sweetness from the bananas. You can even make it vegan, by substituting the eggs for a mix of chia seeds and water. This creates a coagulated mixture, which is a great egg substitute.


  • Mixing bowl
  • Greased loaf tin
  • 3 ripe bananas (best when squashy)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup wheat/gluten free flour (I use doves farm)
  • Half cup brown rice flour
  • 1 sachet baking powder or half tsp
  • 1 tbl sp cacao powder
  • Quarter cup pecans or walnuts
  • 1 tbl sp chia seeds
  • 1 tbl sp linseed mix
  • Sprinkle mixed spice or cinnamon


  1. Grease the tin
  2. Mash the bananas and then mix in the eggs
  3. Gradually fold in the flours and baking soda
  4. Then add the spice, cacao powder, nuts and seeds
  5. Add to the loaf tin
  6. Set oven to 200
  7. Cook for 40mins – 1hr
  8. When it’s raised, golden and an inserted knife comes out clean it’s done!
  9. Leave to cool slightly and serve with fruit or a spread of nut butter

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Leave me a comment below…

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