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Cinnamon and Cacao Banana Bread

Clare Keating
A bit of a twist on the traditional banana bread with marbled cacao!
Course Dessert
Servings 12
Calories 171 kcal


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder optional


  • Preheat an oven to 180 degrees
  • In a bowl, mash 3 of the bananas and mix in the rice malt syrup, oil, eggs, and vanilla
  • Then mix in the cinnamon, flour and baking powder
  • Here is where you can opt to make a cacao swirl through the bread. If you wish, pour half the mixture into a separate bowl and mix in the cacao and milk.
  • Pour the mixture into a lined loaf tin. - If making the cacao swirl, alternate putting in spoonfuls of the plain banana and cacao, creating layers. Afterwards, gently swirl the mixture with a skewer
  • Bake for 30 minutes


Calories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3.3gFat: 5.9g
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