Beating bowel cancer together

Livia's Kitchen Banana Mocha Bread

Olivia Wollenberg is amongst the celebrities calling on the nation to put the kettle on and host a Brew Together fundraising event from Monday 7 - Sunday 13 October.

Held at home, in a community hall or at work, it's a chance to catch up with friends, family and colleagues over a cup of tea and make a donation to the charity to help stop people dying from bowel cancer.


Serves 8-10


  • 600g ripe bananas
  • 100g oats
  •  225g ground almonds
  • 150ml maple syrup
  • 15g raw cacao


For the mocha middle

  • 10 Medjool dates
  • 90g cashew butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 4tsp instant coffee
  • 10g raw cacao
  • Pinch of sea salt


For the crumble topping

  • 100g oats
  • 40g coconut sugar
  • 30g coconut oil
  • 40g oat flour
  • 50g banana
  • 1.5tsp vanilla powder
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • 2tbsp. Peanut Butter to spread on the top



  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease a loaf tin with coconut oil. Put the bananas in a bowl and mash with a fork until they are smooth. Add the oats, ground almonds, maple syrup and raw cacao and stir continuously until it has fully combined.

  • Put half of the mixture into the loaf tin and set aside whilst you make the mocha middle. To start, pit the dates and place them in the food processor. Blend these until you have a date paste. Add the cashew butter, vanilla, raw cacao, coffee and sea salt to the food processor.
  • Blend until the ingredients are combined in a smooth paste. Roll the mocha mixture into a cylinder shape and place this in the centre of the loaf tin.
  • Pour the other half of the banana bread mixture on top. This should cover the mocha middle. Place this into the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Whilst the banana bread bakes, assemble the crumble topping. In a bowl mix the oats, coconut sugar, coconut oil, oat flour, banana, vanilla and sea salt.
  • This should combine into a rough oat-y texture with some crumble boulders.
  • Put some greaseproof paper on a tray and pour on the crumble topping. Place it in the oven to bake for 30 minutes, until it is golden and crunchy.
  • Once both, the banana bread and oat-y crumble are out of the oven, place these on a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
  • To finish, spread the peanut butter on top of the loaf and sprinkle on the oat-y crumble. Take a big slice and enjoy!

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