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Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat)

20/02/2016 (Last Updated: 11/05/2018)

A super simple twist on a sweet breakfast classic, this Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread is almost quicker to make than it is to eat. There’s enough chocolate to satisfy even an Easter Morning craving, but with added banana for an extra healthy bite.

Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat) - Chocolate for breakfast? YES PLEASE. This sweet come slightly healthy meal is found throughout Indonesia. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

As I sit down to type this, the breeze is blowing through our hair and the birds are having a raucous conversation in the trees above our heads. We’re taking things easy on our private balcony, looking down over a glittering pool, bathers on, ready to jump in.

Yep. It’s a hard life.

A HOT life, more like it. It’s another scorching day in Bali, but there are a few thick smudges starting to cover the bright blue sky. They’re trying hard to look threatening, as if they’re gathering to unleash a downpour. But so far they haven’t spilled a drop. And so our day continues.

Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat) - Chocolate for breakfast? YES PLEASE. This sweet come slightly healthy meal is found throughout Indonesia. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

Rain or shine, it’s just so great to finally be here! I’m not sure about Sarah, but I’ve been wanting to come here forever, or at least, since those school days when I first discovered my obsession for Bahasa Indonesia.

So, it’s kinda like a dream come true really! I get to practice Bahasa everywhere we go, and we both get to chill out on this last leg before home.

Yesterday was a huge day, I mean we went all out. Hired a driver, explored the island, ventured out to isolated clifftop temples teeming with ‘sacred’ monkeys…

(no joke, literally walked past one poor girl who had BOTH sandals stolen by a particularly brazen monkey…)

… and of course, tasted as much Indonesian food as we could possibly fit in along the way.

Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat) - Chocolate for breakfast? YES PLEASE. This sweet come slightly healthy meal is found throughout Indonesia. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

But today? Today is pool day. Bather’s day. Kindles day. And we don’t want to go anywhere.

Only ONE thing was on our minds today, besides long swims and hours of reading and relaxing by the pool. And that was to spoil ourselves with a slice or two of Roti Pisang Coklat AKA Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread.

Roti Coklat is a classic Indonesian breakfast food, one that I first heard about back in language class. I remember thinking ‘How lucky are those Indonesian kids getting to eat chocolate for breakfast every day?’

It dates back to Dutch colonial times, but Indonesian people are still super keen on this sweet breakfast treat, and I mean really, who can blame them? It’s like an Indonesian style Fairy Bread!

Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat) - Chocolate for breakfast? YES PLEASE. This sweet come slightly healthy meal is found throughout Indonesia. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

They take it so seriously that there’s a ridiculous amount of choice when it comes to chocolate sprinkles. Brand after brand of milk, dark, and festive sprinkles (looking a lot closer to the sprinkles we can get back home).

We decided to add a smidge of healthy in the form of banana slices. You could serve it layered on one slice like this, or double up sandwich style. Whatever you do, don’t be stingy with the chocolate. Sprinkle it on like there’s no tomorrow!

Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat) - Chocolate for breakfast? YES PLEASE. This sweet come slightly healthy meal is found throughout Indonesia. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

All you need now is to wash it down with a mug of thick black Balinese coffee and your day is set.

Well, Sarah’s just gone and dived in the pool (the meanie), but I won’t be too far behind her!

Have you been to Bali? Ever come across this treat? If not, what food did you love while you were here?

Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat) - Chocolate for breakfast? YES PLEASE. This sweet come slightly healthy meal is found throughout Indonesia. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat)

Indonesian Chocolate Banana Bread (Roti Pisang Coklat) - Chocolate for breakfast? YES PLEASE. This sweet come slightly healthy meal is found throughout Indonesia.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indonesian
Author: Wandercooks

Ingredients

  • 4 slices white bread crust removed
  • 1-2 bananas thinly sliced
  • 50 g chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

  • Layer banana and chocolate sprinkles on top of white bread.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

See? We told you this was simple!
You might be tempted to use margarine or butter to make the sprinkles stick to the bread, but this really isn’t necessary. The chocolate sprinkles we used stuck to the bread and banana nicely on their own.
Hey hey – Did you make this recipe?We’d love it if you could give a star rating below ★★★★★ and show us your creations on Instagram! Snap a pic and tag @wandercooks / #Wandercooks

Edit: The minute we clicked publish the grey smudges made good on their threat and now it’s POURING! If this doesn’t let up soon we’ll have to head out into the rain anyway on the hunt for dinner. The things we do for the love of food.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    21/02/2016 at 5:46 pm

    I have never seen anything like this but it looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      21/02/2016 at 8:41 pm

      No worries, you definitely have to give it a go. So quick too 😀

  • Reply
    Shreyashi
    21/02/2016 at 3:09 pm

    Indonesia is such a diverse country. Bali is so different than the rest. I loved my vacation there. Your blog always makes me so happy that you guys get to do this. I love having toast and bananas. Now I think should I be adding sprinkles 😛 Dang, my waistline!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      21/02/2016 at 8:44 pm

      Well, we love your comments! The sprinkles are definitely a treat, why not spoil yourself at Easter 😛 Bali has been truly amazing, there is so much choice of food from friendly locals who love telling their story behind each dish.

  • Reply
    nicole
    21/02/2016 at 1:34 pm

    Funky twist on banana bread! Who doesn’t love chocolate sprinkles on everything?! So fun!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      21/02/2016 at 8:44 pm

      Too true! Now the choice is – chocolate sprinkles or mix things up with coloured sprinkles!!!

  • Reply
    Platter Talk
    21/02/2016 at 12:25 pm

    I would love to try this rendition of banana bread; I know our kids would as well! Beautifully done, thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      21/02/2016 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks guys, I’m sure you’d have just as much fun making and eating it with them too. We sure did! 😀

  • Reply
    Derek
    21/02/2016 at 10:45 am

    Laura and Sarah, it’s a super cool recipe (I’m still trying to figure out how to pronounce it :))…and you can never go wrong with sprinkles. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      21/02/2016 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks Derek! It’s pronounced ‘pih-sung chock-lat’ if that helps? 😀 Either way, it tastes sweet and awesome.

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