Chocolate Beetroot and Banana Bread

Chocolate Beetroot and Banana Bread

Last week there were a couple of bananas that had been sitting in our fruit bowl for over a week. As the weather is getting warmer I notice the bananas seem to turn brown quicker. So I thought about different ways I could use this fruit in my cooking.

Suddenly I realised I hadn’t made a banana bread for a while. I also had a beetroot in my fridge that needed a home. So I decided to throw this into my cake as well. It would either be weird or wonderful. Thankfully it was delicious and I just had to share the recipe with you.

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Chocolate Beetroot and Banana Bread

Makes 8 slices

  • Mixing bowls x 2
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Fine grater
  • Nutribullet or blender
  • Fork
  • Mixing spoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Small saucepan
  • Loaf tin
  • Plastic brush
  • Grease proof paper
  • Skewer

Ingredients

  • Ripe bananas x 3
  • Beetroot x 1 medium
  • Eggs x 2 large
  • Ghee, unsalted butter or vegan butter x 150g
  • Coconut sugar x 150g
  • Baking powder x 2 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon x 1 tsp
  • Ground almonds x 100g
  • Gluten free oats x 200g
  • Brown rice flour x 100g
  • Ground flax seed x 50g
  • Raw cacao powder x 50g
  • Oil for the loaf tin

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC or gas mark 4.
  • Pour about a teaspoon of oil into the tin.
  • Brush it across the base and around the sides of the tin.
  • Pre-line the loaf tin with the grease proof paper.
  • Pour another teaspoon of oil onto the grease proof paper and repeat the above process.
  • Peel the ripe bananas, add them to the bowl and then mash with the fork.
  • Once the bananas are mashed add the eggs, ghee, unsalted butter or vegan butter and coconut sugar.
  • Peel and grate the beetroot.
  • Then mix the grated beetroot in with the banana mix.
  • In the nutribullet cup or blender, add the ground almonds, gluten free oats, brown rice flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground flax seeds and raw cacao powder.
  • Blend all of these ingredients together until they form a flour.
  • Now mix the mashed banana ingredients with the flour ingredients.
  • Once all the ingredients are mixed, pour into the loaf tin.
  • Then put the tin into the oven.
  • Bake for 25 – 30 minutes depending on your oven.
  • Once it is ready is should be firm and golden brown on top. Put a skewer in it to check that it is cooked all the way through.
  • If the skewer comes out clean it’s cooked.
  • Leave to cool completely before slicing and serving.
Chocolate Beetroot and Banana Bread

Chocolate Beetroot and Banana Bread was a big hit with my husband Howard and my mum. We ate this as a dessert after Sunday lunch and it was very well received. I know this because all the plates were cleaned. Well mum’s was in a tupperware box due to the virus. I had to deliver it to her like that and the box came back very clean. I served this with coconut cream and maple syrup. You could serve it with ice cream or cream. It’s also delicious on it’s for a snack with a cup of tea or coffee. However you decide to eat this cake, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx