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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chocolate Banana Bread

I love chocolate.  I love bananas.  I love bread.  I'm still trying to figure out why this is the first time I've come across this bread since I love all the elements.

When I baked this over the weekend, I safely tucked this recipe in my book of "good ones" and saved it.  It is truly that good.  Very moist and full of banana and chocolate flavor.  See those bits of banana?  I even left it a little chunkier than I usually make my banana bread and I liked the results.

I did good.

Chocolate Banana Bread
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
2 bananas, mashed
1/4 c. honey
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. sour cream
1 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
2 T. cocoa
1 c. mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together butter, eggs, sugar, bananas, honey, sour cream and vanilla.  Sift together remaining ingredients and mix just until incorporated.

Grease 2 loaf pans or 4 mini loaf pans and fill batter half way in the pan.  Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

I made 4 mini loaves, kept two for us, and packed up two for a friend I saw over the weekend.  I hope she enjoyed!

I've got some yummy recipes coming up - Grilled Bruschetta and Beer Marinated Chicken.  Yeah, you heard me - Beer....Marinated....Chicken.  I saw the recipe the other day and immediately wrote it down.  I hope it tastes as good as it sounds!

Any new recipes you are trying out this week?

Would you like to comment?

  1. That bread looks super moist - just how I like banana bread to be :-) I think I am going to try out a few new recipes this week or next. I have to go search through my long long list of bookmarked recipes and make some very tough decisions!

  2. Sour cream is the key to any sweet bread I think... It makes it super moist. Looks delicious as always! :)

  3. Mmm banana and chocolate....what a great combo!!

  4. This is awesome! I'm definitely bookmarking this recipe. You know what would be good with this? Some peanut butter. Chocolate, pb and bananas are a combo made in heaven!

  5. we love the combo of banana and chocolate, thanks!

  6. I love chocolate banana and chocolate zucchini breads. They both make me very happy. :)

  7. Where has this bread been all my life?!?! I can't wait to try out this recipe! Thanks for sharing!