125g Butter, softened
1 cup Brown Sugar
1tsp Vanilla Extract
2 cups mashed Banana
½ cup Hazelnuts, roasted & chopped
100gr. Dark Chocolate, chopped
255g Cake flour
1tsp Baking Powder
1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1tsp. Cinnamon Powder
2Tbsp. of Plain Yoghurt
½ Cup of Honey
Chocolate Ganache for garnish
Chopped Hazelnuts for garnish
Start by whisking the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
Now start adding the eggs one at a time.
Sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
Add half the flour mixture to the mixing bowl followed by the banana puree, yoghurt & honey. Now mix in the rest of the flour until you have a smooth batter. Finally add the chocolate, honey & hazelnuts and stir to combine.
Pour the mixture into a baking tin lined with baking paper.
Bake the loaf at 160ºC for 70 minutes or until done when tested with a skewer.
Allow the loaf to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Drizzle with chocolate ganache and sprinkle chopped hazelnuts over.