August 6, 2014

Chocolate Banana Bread

Here we go again with too many ripe bananas!  We love our usual banana bread recipe, but I wanted to try something slightly different.  I figured Chocolate Banana Bread will help me use those ripe bananas and give me an excuse to have some chocolate, too. :)

Ingredients (printable recipe)
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
6 medium bananas, mashed (about 3 cups)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
Optional ~ 1 cup more of chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of loaves
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease the bottom of two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, cream together softened butter, sugar and eggs. Stir in mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Sift in flour, baking soda and cocoa; mix well. Stir in sour cream and chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pans. If desired, sprinkle more chocolate chips evenly over the batter.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center of a loaf comes out clean.
4. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing bread from pans. Remove and cool completely on wire racks covered with a clean kitchen towel to keep moist. Slice and enjoy!
makes 2 loaves

Adapted from Allrecipes


These 6 ripe bananas......
turned into 3 cups of mashed bananas
First, cream the butter, sugar and eggs together
Stir in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract
Sift in the dry ingredients
Stir in the sour cream and chocolate chips
More chocolate chips sprinkled on top of the batter
It turned out moist and yummy!
The Results...
Moist and yummy!  If you like banana and chocolate together, then I think you will like this bread.  The bread itself still tastes very much like banana bread with a hint of cocoa added.  The chocolate chips are what really add some rich chocolate flavor to this recipe.  My girls suggested I add more chocolate next time. :)  I noticed after I made this bread, that there isn't any salt in this recipe.  Next time, I think I will add a teaspoon of salt to see if it helps.  Overall, we were not disappointed.  Chocolate Banana Bread was moist, flavorful and we decided to give it 4 stars (out of 5).

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7 comments:

  1. Looks good -- I made a chocolate chocolate chip zucchini raspberry muffin this week and that banana bread looks really yummy!

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    1. Hi Martha. You're muffins sound delicious! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I like the twist on normal banana bread! I don't have a sifter, but this is totally doable!

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    1. Hi Shelley! This recipe is easy and you could whisk the dry ingredients together if you don't have a sifter. Then, add them to the batter. Whisking should break up any clumps and help combine the dry ingredients. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your delicious banana bread at Foodie Friends friday!

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