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Chocolate Plum Banana Almond Bread

The sweetness of banana, the tart of plums, the flavour of chocolate and brown sugar and the crunch of almonds makes this banana bread recipe a treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana almond bread, banana plum bread, chocolate banana bread
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Famidha Ashraf


Dry ingredients

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon almonds chopped

Wet ingredients

  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup mashed banana
  • ¼ cup laban (buttermilk) laban
  • 2 plums diced
  • ¼ cup melted butter


  • 1 tablespoon almonds chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Grease and line the 8 x 4 inches loaf pan with baking paper.
  • Make the batter: Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add all the wet ingredients to a smaller bowl and whisk until combined. (make sure your melted butter is not too hot)
  • Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture bowl or vice versa and continue folding just until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Use a rubber spatula to transfer the batter into the lined loaf pan, and sprinkle the chopped almonds all over the top.
  • Make the banana bread: Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  • Serve warm or cold with coffee or tea.
  • Store the remaining banana bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 to 3 days or refrigerate


Yields one loaf pan of size 8 x 4 inches or a 6-inch round pan
Measured dry ingredients using the fluff, scoop and sweep method