Chocolate, pecan & maple syrup banana loaf

This is such an easy cake to make – inspired by the banana and chocolate loaf recipe from The Great British Book of Baking, I’ve made a few tweaks and added pecan nuts and maple syrup to give it a rich and silky taste.


250g self-raising flour

150g caster sugar

100g unsalted butter, melted and cooled

2 medium free range eggs, beaten

250g peeled ripe bananas (roughly 2 large ones)

75g dark cooking chocolate, chopped

1 tablespoon maple syrup

10g pecan nuts, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, butter and eggs together in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
  3. Mash the bananas with a fork, then add them to the bowl along with the chocolate, pecan nuts and maple syrup. Give it all a very good mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a loaf tin that’s been lined with baking paper and greased on the edges to prevent from sticking.
  5. Place in the oven for 55 minutes – or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  6. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack, carefully removing the grease proof paper.
  7. Once cooled, slice and enjoy with a lovely cup of tea



4 thoughts on “Chocolate, pecan & maple syrup banana loaf

    1. Thanks Nicola – it was delish. Sooo easy to make as well! Let me know if you make it, how you get on 🙂

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