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5 from 1 vote

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
Course: cakes and bakes, Cookies
Keyword: banana, cake, matcha tea
Servings: 16
Author: Emily Leary


  • 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.