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Monday, June 20, 2011

Chocolate Banana Bread

Submitted by Heather

I can't believe I've never tried a recipe like this before.  Usually I'm trying to get chocolate into everything.  I guess I never wanted to "ruin" a chocolate loaf cake by adding bananas to it.  But let me tell you, this was no ruin!   The first thing I thought of when I tasted it was a chocolate banana milkshake.  I love them and haven't allowed myself to eat one in a very long time.
I do suggest you tell those who will be eating this, that it's Chocolate BANANA bread.  My husband took a bite and was immediately asking if something was wrong with my chocolate cake.  Once I told him that it was banana bread, he thought it was great (right, honey?).  Actually, my son brought some in his school lunch and shared it with a classmate who demanded that Josh go home and get him the recipe that day so that his mom could make it. 
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups mashed bananas (about 3)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa (I prefer dutch process)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1. Heat oven to 350. Spray bottom of 8×4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. Beat sugar, eggs, and oil in large bowl at medium speed until combined. Beat in banana and vanilla at low speed. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; beat into banana mixture at low speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
3 Spoon batter into pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

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  1. I don't normally like banana bread that much, but filled with chocolate I might just become a fan!

  2. Hey Bean. I am soooo tired of making regular banana bread...glad to see this recipe. I am going to make it tonight I think. I have looked for other ways to use bananas and most of them are a bit strange. I will let you know how it turns out. (did you really set the loaf on your deck railing? )

  3. Banana Bread happens to be one of my weaknesses and favorite treats. Like you I have never tried a chocolate banana bread. I have done other variations but not this. I look forward to trying it very soon!

  4. Hank - No, the loaf is on a bread board, but the bread board is balancing precariously on the deck railing! I needed some good light for the picture so I had to go outside.
    I hope you guys like it. If you don't, don't tell me. Just kidding.

  5. YUMMY! I just made the bread..I was skeptical but it is really good. I like the consistency and the flavor is good. I have tried other things similar and not like them at all. Way to go beany!

  6. My new favorite banana bread!!! This was so yummy