Banana and matcha tea cake with dark chocolate chips
Soft banana bread with a hint of sweetness and a pleasing green hue, dotted with crunchy brazil nut pieces, and topped with sweet dark chocolate drops.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 100 g demerara sugar
- 150 g margarine
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 vanilla pod
- 200 g plain wholemeal flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp matcha tea
- 75 g chopped brazil nuts
- 40 g dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan, 350F).
Place the bananas, margarine, eggs and seeds from the vanilla pod into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Pour into a bowl, then sieve in the flour, matcha tea powder and baking powder, then the brazil nuts.
Pour the batter into a greased and lined 8 inch square baking tin and level off.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until a skewer pushed into the centre comes out clean.
Cool in the tin until the chips are set, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut into 16 pieces to serve and enjoy.