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Chocolate Cucumber Banana QuickBread

A perfect healthy and yummy breakfast option. Egg-free Cucumber Chocolate Quickbread.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1/3+1/4 banana puree about 2 medium sized bananas
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar granulated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cucumber grated
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa Powder unsweetened
  • 1 tsp cinnamon Powder
  • 1/4 tsp all spice Powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup almonds chopped
  • 1/4 cup cherries chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 C. Lightly grease an 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 bread pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the banana well, until no large chunks are left.
  • Add the olive oil, sugar, and vanilla and use a strong fork to mix well. Mix in the grated cucumber.
  • Sift in 1 cup of the flour, the cinnamon, allspice, baking soda and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Add the almonds, cherries and 1/2 cup of cocoa powder, and mix just until no visible flour or cocoa powder is left.
  • Transfer batter to the prepared pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick or knife. If it needs more time, reduce temperature to 170 C and bake for additional 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Slice and serve!

Notes

I used Tupperware box grater to grate cucumber in short motion as described by Isa in original recipe.
I skipped Applesauce and replaced it with same amount of Banana Puree.
The height of the bread depends on your pan size.
Due to reaction of soda, do the steps quickly or the bread won't rise well.
Always coat nuts with flour or cocoa powder to avoid sinking to the bottom.