We Should Cocoa – The Banana Chocolate Round-Up

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We Should Cocoa | 30th November 2015 | By

This month We Should Cocoa went bananas and from the gorgeous entries we’ve had, it looks as though some of you did too. If ever you needed a banana chocolate flavoured bake, breakfast or pudding, this is the place to come.

We Should Cocoa BadgePlease visit at least a couple of the entries to show your appreciation. We bloggers love getting visits and comments. Next month Rebecca from Munchies and Munchkins will be hosting We Should Cocoa, so do check out her blog tomorrow to see what she’s chosen for next month’s challenge.

Banoffee PieA classic banoffee pie from Daphne at Ivy Phyllis and Me makes a great start to this banana chocolate extravaganza. This Hairy Bikers recipe uses chocolate biscuits as a base and then piles on the bananas and cream – oh my!







Banana Cacao SmoothieIn need of a health boost, Cathy from Planet Veggie, put together a rather delicious sounding banana, cacao, cashew and coconut smoothie. If this wasn’t tasty enough, blueberries featured too.




Chocolate Banana Walnut LoafI’ve made many a banana chocolate cake in my time and was pleased to hear Kath from the Ordinary Cook state what a great combination it was, especially paired with bananas. Here’s her oh-so-tempting banana chocolate walnut cake topped off with indulgent chocolate ganache.



Banana PancakesDespite the indulgent look of these banana pancakes with chocolate sauce, they are surprisingly healthy. Made by me, they contain no refined sugar and are made with buckwheat flour and ricotta cheese.




Chocolate Banana Bread & Butter PuddingWith autumn in full swing, a bit of comfort food is definitely needed and there can’t be many more comforting puds than this chocolate and banana bread and butter pudding from Janice at Farmersgirl Kitchen.







Chocolate Banana WafflesBanana, chocolate and walnuts are a popular combination, it seems. Ros from The More Than Occasional Baker has used it in her banana chocolate and walnut waffles and ate them as an indulgent weekend brunch – how wonderful.




Marbled Banana LoafSuelle over at Mainly Baking was not convinced by the banana chocolate combination. She gave it a whirl, however and came up with this beautiful marbled banana chocolate and Brazil nut loaf. Sadly the cake did not convince her, but I know I’d like to have tried a slice.



Banana Chocolate GranolaRebecca from Bake n Quilt also fancied chocolate and banana for breakfast. She adapted her usual granola recipe and cake up with this rather lush but healthy banana chocolate granola.




Banana Chocolate Swiss RollJohanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe has been experimenting with aqua faba (chickpea brine) recently. She used this instead of eggs to make this vegan chocolate banana Swiss roll and it was her first ever attempt at a Swiss roll too.



IMG_5204Walnuts make another appearance in these white chocolate, banana and walnut gluten-free muffins from Caroline Makes. Made to celebrate Caroline’s Writer of the Year award at work, she used gluten-free flour so that all of her colleagues could indulge.



Banana Chocolate MuffinsAs if sticky banana chocolate cakes, with extra chocolate chips wasn’t enough, Kate from The Gluten Free Alchemist brings us these lavish double chocolate banana muffins with whipped cream, nuts and salted caramel sauce. I can see the queues forming already. And they are gluten free too of course. 




Banana Chocolate SouffléAnd to end with a flourish, Dashing Dom from Belleau Kitchen brings us this delightful banana chocolate soufflé pudding. Only four ingredients, but what a treat.


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    Lucy @ BakingQueen74
    30th November 2015

    I’ll have the Swiss roll, double chocolate banana muffins and Dom’s pud please (all for breakfast)! I have bananas going black here, did try to join in but ran out of time. Will check theme when it is announced and try harder this month!

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      1st December 2015

      If that’s your normal sort of breakfast Lucy, I’m going to come calling 😉 Every month I intend to take part in loads of challenges that I never quite manage – sadly, there is just not enough time in the day!

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    Nadia's Healthy Kitchen
    30th November 2015

    Mmm so many amazing chocolate recipes 😀 I’ve cut out sugar from my diet so I’m not allowed to have chocolate anymore! So I’m having to make lots of sugar free cocoa treats to satisfy my cravings. Would love to try some (or all!) of these recipes 🙂

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      1st December 2015

      Oh goodness, that is really tough Nadia. When you say sugar, do you mean all sugar, including fruit?

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    Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe
    30th November 2015

    you can never have enough banana and chocolate recipes esp when bananas get black so quickly – I have a few in my kitchen that need using – lovely round up – making me hungry! Am off visiting….

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      1st December 2015

      So true Johanna and that’s one of the reasons I love We Should Cocoa – there are always so many splendid idea. Thanks for joining in.

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    30th November 2015

    Oh my, there are some lovely recipes…. as a confirmed chocoholic I am looking forward to trying some new recipes.
    Thank you for highlighting The Hairy Bikers Banoffee Pie…. I love it and I just know others will as well….. plus living in Newcastle I cannot help but support the boys…. they are just a little bit fabulous.
    Best wishes

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      1st December 2015

      It’s a lovely pie Daphne and you’re right, it’s hard not to love this biker boys 🙂

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    30th November 2015

    Great round up! Love bananas and chocolate and now I have even more ideas to add to my ever expanding to bake list!

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    2nd December 2015

    Bananas were popular! Lovely round up with some gorgeous entries! (The banoffee pie link isn’t working correctly though!)
    Thanks for hosting…. it was definitely great inspiration this month x

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