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One-Bowl Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe by Darina Coffey

Love baking but hate washing up? My one-bowl peanut butter banana bread recipe is the answer to your prayers. Packed with chocolate chunks, flaked almonds and gooey cinnamon-spiked banana, this beauty requires minimal effort for maximum pleasure return. The best part? This banana bread keeps really well so would make a perfect naughty breakfast treat, if it survives the night!


80g peanut oil (sunflower or rapeseed would work but peanut gives the best flavour)
60g natural peanut butter
4 very ripe bananas
3 eggs
250g light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g self-raising flour
100g flaked almonds (optional)
150g milk chocolate, chopped into chunks
1 heaped tsp cinnamon
30g milk chocolate, melted, to serve

Tip: If your bananas aren’t quite black, peel and pop into an oven at 180C for ten minutes to soften and caramelise slightly.


1. Preheat your oven to 180C, grease and line a large loaf tin with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, mash your bananas with a fork, leaving slightly chunky. Mix in the peanut butter.
3. Add vanilla, eggs, peanut oil and brown sugar and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
4. Add flour and cinnamon and mix to form a batter.
5. Add chocolate chunks and flaked almonds and mix to disperse.
6. Pour into loaf tin and bake for 45-50 minutes, until golden brown. A skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf should come out mostly clean, but a little goo is good.
7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before drizzling some chocolate on top, slicing and serving.

Banana Bread


Darina CoffeyGrowing up with the name Darina, I was constantly asked if I could cook like my namesake. With that (and greed) as the ultimate motivators, I quickly realised that home-baked goods make excellent bribes and an obsession was born! With bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law I undertook a PhD, but a preference for cookbooks to textbooks persisted. As a (self-confessed!) demon in the kitchen, I am the only person to have contested both Masterchef and the Great Irish Bake off, which fuelled my desire to set my focus on food in a serious way. Working with The Taste allows me to satiate this craving and marries my food fascination with my love of writing and ranting. Follow me as I share my food adventures and hopefully inspire others to indulge their passion for cooking and food in the process!

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