Preheat the over to 140 C (fan) or 150 C (conventional). Line a 2lb loaf tin with greaseproof / baking parchment or a liner. Prepare your ingredients.
Sift the dry ingredients – the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, into a large bowl and stir to mix.
Making a well in the centre of the mix, add the wet ingredients – the coconut oil, eggs and syrup / nectar if using. Stir to combine.
Add the bananas and raisins / sultanas – and the walnuts and / or cocoa. Mix to just combine being careful not to over-work the mixture.
Pour the mixture into the prepared bread tin. If making the walnut loaf and looking for a super pretty effect add a little line of walnuts along the top. Alternatively you can add a long slice slice / smaller slices of banana – like I did here – http://thebusymamas.ie/chocolate-and-banana-bread/.
Bake for 75 to 90 minutes or until a skewer into the middle comes out clean.
Remove and cool on a wire rack before turning out. Enjoy slathered with butter and a large cup of tea.