Chocolate Banana Bread

1
Cindi Bauer

By
@DomesticGoddess

I happen to come across this recipe at food.com. This is "the best" tasting chocolate banana bread I have ever had! It's also a nice moist bread. I actually prefer this bread over the many banana bread recipes I'm use to making.

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Serves:
11 (3/4-inch) slices
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter, softened
1
cup sugar
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla extract
3
ripe bananas, mashed
1/4
cup milk
1-1/2
cups flour
1/4
cup baking cocoa (*see note)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)

How to Make Chocolate Banana Bread

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
  • 2Grease one 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • 3Combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl. With an electric mixer, beat ingredients on medium speed until moistened.
  • 4Add the mashed bananas and milk, beat on low to blend.
  • 5Add the flour, baking cocoa, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat on low until flour mixture is moistened.
  • 6Use a spoon to fold in the pecans (or walnuts).
  • 7Pour batter into the loaf pan.
  • 8Bake on center rack 55-60 minutes. (I baked mine for 55 minutes.)
  • 9Once the bread is done baking, remove from oven, and let bread stand in baking pan on a wire rack for 55 minutes, to let it cool.
  • 10Run a butter knife around the inside of the pan, then flip the pan over to release the bread from the pan.
  • 11Cool bread completely before cutting into slices. Serve bread.
  • 12*Note: When it came to adding the baking cocoa, I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa, which gave the bread a nice chocolate flavor.

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