Sunday, 26 September 2021

Instant Coffee Banana Bread

Faced with over-ripe bananas, yet again, but wanting to try something different, I came across this recipe from Matt Tebbutt and BBC's Saturday Kitchen. It adds coffee and (optional) chopped chocolate to banana bread  - of course I added the chocolate! This was a straightforward recipe to follow, and didn't give me any problems.

This made a pleasant enough loaf cake, but didn't convince me that any of the added flavours - chocolate, coffee and nutmeg - actually improved the basic premise of banana bread, which is that you want it to taste mostly of bananas. 

I've just noticed that when I used chocolate in a banana cake once before, I didn't really like the result that time either, but thought the issue was too much chocolate. I'll be sticking to adding dried fruit and/or nuts in future.


Alicia Foodycat said...

Nigella's banana bread - which is much cake-ier - remains my favourite.

Suelle said...

I'll try the recipe next time I fancy banana bread.

Jean said...

I love a banana cake and one of my favourites is actually a mocha banana cake recipe, ie it also contains coffee and chocolate.
What a shame that you were disappointed with this one, you just never know until you try!