Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

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Chocolate Banana Bread

Rebecca Klingbeil

By
@Leofwynn

Adapted from ChopChop Magazine, Winter 2010, p.31.

This bread comes out as almost a fudgy chocolate cake. My kids and husband prefer this to 'regular' banana bread, hands down. It keeps well, but I always make 2 loaves because the first one is gone the same day I bake it. If you only want one loaf, just halve the recipe.


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Serves:

2 Loaves

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

2 c
flour, all-purpose or whole wheat
1 1/2 c
cocoa, unsweetened
1 Tbsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
7-8
bananas, over-ripe
2 c
sugar
1/2 lb
unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled (2 sticks)
4 large
eggs
4 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
toasted walnuts or pecans (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350*F.
2
Grease 2 standard loaf pans.
3
Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl until mixed well. Set aside.
4
Put bananas and sugar ina bowl and mash with a potato masher until they are completely mixed and there are no large chunks of bananas left. Whip with a mixer for 2-3 minutes.
5
Add butter, eggs, and vanilla to banana mixture and mix well.
6
Add the flour and cocoa mixture, a little at a time (to prevent a big poof of flour all over you!), and mix until well combined. Add nuts if desired, and mix. Mixture will be very very thick.
7
Divide mixture between the two prepared loaf pans and bake for 1 hour, until center is firm and a toothpick inserted comes out with only a little crumb on it.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy