Chocolate Banana Bread

Wendy Gardner

By
@Cookinfor3

Made this today and it's really very good! I got the recipe from the Joy of Baking website.


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Rating:

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
walnuts or pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
1-3/4 c
all-purpose flour
1/4 c
unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
2 large
eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c
butter, unsalted, melted and cooled
3
ripe bananas, mashed well (approx. 1-1/2 cups)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
white, dark or milk chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place oven rack in middle position. Butter and flour (or spray with a nonstick vegetable/flour spray) the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
2
Place the nuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 - 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let cool and then chop coarsely.
3
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
4
In a medium sized bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter and vanilla.
5
With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined and batter is thick and chunky. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips.
6
Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake until the bread has risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 to 65 minutes. Cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids