Chocolate Chia Banana Loaf

This yummy banana loaf has little morsels of chocolate oozing throughout it and the chia seeds give it a little protein boost.  Great in lunch boxes, brekky on the run, or toasted with a little butter for afternoon tea.


  • 130 gm unsalted butter, softened
  • 100 gms dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tap natural vanilla extract
  • 100 mls buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 220 gms gluten free plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 gms honey
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • an alternative to buttermilk: add 1 tsp vinegar to 100mls milk and let it sit for 5 minutes before adding to the mixture.


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Line a loaf tin with baking paper
  3. Place the bananas, butter and sugar in a food processor and mix on high until well combined.
  4. Add the eggs and mix on high for 10 seconds
  5. Then add the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, vanilla extract, buttermilk and mix until well combined
  6. Fold through the chopped chocolates.
  7. Pour into the lined loaf tin.
  8. Optional to add 1 banana, sliced lengthways to decorate the top.
  9. Scatter with chia seeds on top
  10. Bake for 50-55 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.