Easter Banana Bread

Easter Banana Bread

Enjoy this healthy banana bread with an easter inspired twist. This combination of banana bread and melted chocolate tastes delicious and will catch the eyes of kids and families. The banana is a highly well-liked fruit on the international market and is a common staple food in many nations. It is cultivated worldwide and ranks as the fifth-most significant agricultural food crop in terms of global trade.

Serves:  12

Dietary: Suitable for vegetarians

Contains; Gluten, Wheat (wholegrain flour and self-rising flour), milk (Cadbury mini eggs), eggs.

Preparation time: 15 minutes (banana bread) and 5 minutes (decoration).

Cooking time: 40 minutes


1¼ cup (150 g) wholegrain flour
¾ cup (90 g) self-rising flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate powder
4 bananas
3 medium eggs
1 Tbsp honey
½ Tbsp vanilla extract
½ Tbsp brown sugar
12 (40 g) mini-Cadbury eggs
8 small squares (40 g) dark chocolate


  1. Wash hands.
  2. Make sure your oven temperatures are in 180oC /160oC Fan/350oF/Gas 4 Mark
  3. In a mixing bowl, add all your dry ingredients: wholemeal flour, self-rising flour, bicarbonate soda, brown sugar and cinnamon, and stir together.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, mash the bananas and then add vanilla extract, honey, and whisked eggs; stir this well until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  5. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients mixing bowl. Mix this until the mixture is thoroughly wet.
  6. Add the bread mix into a non-stick bread tin.
  7. Place on a tray in the middle of the oven for 40 minutes.
  8. Once out of the oven, allow to cool before removing from the bread tin.
  9. Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave or place it in a glass bowl on top of a pot filled with boiling water until melted.
  10. Once melted, pour the chocolate over the banana bread.
  11. Crush the mini eggs by placing them in a clean tea towel and crush with a rolling pin.
  12. Sprinkle the crushed eggs over the melted chocolate and allow the chocolate to fully set before serving.


This recipe has been donated by Aoife Kelly, Student Nutritionist at ATU.



Per serving: average slice (75 g)
Total calories: 165 kcal
Fat: 3.8 g
 of which saturates: 1.7 g
Carbohydrate: 26.0 g
 of which sugars: 12 g
Fibre:  2.6 g
Protein: 5.2 g
Salt: 0.35 g



  • This Easter Banana Bread offers a good source of fibre, protein and B vitamins (Niacin, B6 and B12).
  • B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, along with contributing to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Several bioactive substances, including phenolics, carotenoids, biogenic amines, and phytosterols, are found in bananas. Some research suggests that these substances are particularly desired for the diet since they have a variety of beneficial impacts on human health and well-being.



  • For a lower calorie option, this does not have to be easter inspired by dark chocolate and mini eggs.
  • This bread can be served with light cream cheese.



This recipe has been consumer tested by Sylwia Szkup, Student Nutritionist at ATU.

Checked by Kathy Lewis R.Nutr., Consultant Registered Nutritionist



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