This is such an easy recipe that takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from beginning to end. The Caribbean influence comes from 3 products that most West Indians have in their pantry/refrigerator – Mixed Essence, Demerara Sugar and Whole Nutmeg. If you are not familiar with any of these products, head over to http://www.callaloo.com to order!
Now let’s get down to business….
3 ripe bananas
1 large egg
½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup dark chocolate (broken into small pieces)
½ cup golden raisins
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed essence (Click link to find this product)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg (Click link to find this product)
¾ cup Demerara sugar (Click link to find this product)
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place a folded piece of parchment paper in a loaf pan and spray with nonstick spray. This will help remove the loaf later. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add egg, mixed essence and softened butter to the bowl of bananas, mix for 1 minute, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
In a second bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. Mix until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and raisins.
Make a well in the bowl of dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients. Mix until fully incorporated and the pour mixture into loaf pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes until a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Let cool before serving… Enjoy!
Btw I have a pumpkin banana chocolate chip recipe as well if you are curious 🙂 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾