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Banana and Dark Chocolate Chip Swirls

Sunday 6 July 2014

I'm frequently experimenting with recipes to use up over-ripe bananas and decided this time to make a sort of Chelsea Bun with a chocolate and banana filling.

I used the Chelsea Bun recipe from this post and make a filling using:

3 over ripe bananas
1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
80g dark chocolate chunks

Mash together the banana, cinnamon and vanilla until a paste forms.  Spread the paste over the rolled out dough, sprinkle the chocolate chunks over the top.  Roll up the dough and slice then prove and bake as normal.

These delicious swirls are great with a cuppa for an afternoon tea treat!

I'm adding these Banana and Dark Chocolate Chip Swirls to No Waste Food Challenge this month as I used up over-ripe bananas.  Created by Elizabeth's Kitchen the challenge is being hosted by Anne's Kitchen this month.

I'm also adding this recipe to Credit Crunch Munch as the bananas were reduced for quick sale when I orignally purchased them.  Created by Helen and Camilla the challenge is being hosted by Sarah from Maison Cupcake this month.


  1. Hooray for over ripe bananas. Best alternative Chelsea bun filling ever!

  2. They look great and sound yum!

  3. These sound amazing! A great way to use up bananas too.

  4. Fantastic Michelle - I love that icing drizzed EVERYWHERE!!

  5. Ooh Michelle these look soo very good and banana & chocolate are perfect for these buns, thanks for sharing with Credit Crunch Munch:-)

  6. Hi Michelle. Thank you so much for entering this month’s No Waste Food Challenge – your swirls look so delicious, I am in awe of your great doughy recipes, so inventive and fabulous, keep up the great work!

    Anne’s Kitchen :)

  7. Thanks for adding these tempting swirls to Credit Crunch Munch this month.

    The round up is now published at http://maisoncupcake.com/24-thrifty-summer-recipe-ideas/ and next month's event is being hosted by Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary.

  8. A fantastic idea! I love this! Thanks for sharing with the no waste food challenge :)


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