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chocolate banana bread

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

Comfort food that blends two favorite flavors - chocolate and banana. Adapted from the Chicago Tribune with a few tweaks. You can substitute apple sauce for all or half of the oil to cut calories and fat. Make it dessert by serving with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or as a base for strawberries!

★★★★★ 1
serves 2 - 9x5 loaves
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate banana bread

  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 pinch
  • 2 lg
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    grapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 lg
    bananas, very ripe
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 1/4 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

How To Make chocolate banana bread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease and flour 2 large loaf pans or 4 mini loaf pans (or use pan spray for baking.)
  • 2
    Combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • 3
    Combine brown sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla, milk and mashed bananas until smooth.
  • 4
    Gradually beat in dry ingredients, then add chocolate chips and nuts.
  • 5
    Divide batter into either 2 or 4 pans. Bake for 30-50 minutes, depending on what size pans you used. Check that toothpick comes clean at the earliest time, bake longer if necessary.

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