Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Hey, Hey!

Boy do I have a great recipe for you today! If you like banana bread you are gonna loooooove this...it has chocolate in it and we all know everything is better with chocolate, right? You know it!

See.......I was right! Do you see all that chocolate? This bread, I use the word bread loosely, not only does it have cocoa powder in it but it also has chocolate chips in the batter and on top! Whaaaaaaat? You heard me right!

As I stated above, I'm not even sure you can classify this as bread, it's really more like a cross between a fudgy cake and a rich brownie.

I sprinkled this batch with powdered sugar but you could easily add strawberries and whipped cream or ice cream on top to make it extra special.

Okay, okay I'll stop chatting and get to the recipe.


1 1/4 C. Sugar
1/2 C. Butter
2 Large Eggs
2 to 2 1/2 C. Mashed Ripe Bananas
1/2 C. Buttermilk
2 Tsp. Vanilla
1/2 C. Cocoa Powder
2 1/2 C. All Purpose Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Tsp. Cinnamon 
1 Tsp. Salt (optional)
1/3 C. Chocolate Chips (I used Ghirardelli) into the batter
2 Tbsp. Chocolate Chips for the top

Place oven rack in the lowest position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray one large loaf pan (9x5x3) with cooking spray.

On low beat sugar and butter until smooth. Add in eggs mix on low. Next add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt and mix just until incorporated. Add in chocolate chips and stir until mixed all together.

Pour into prepared loaf pan. Top with chocolate chips.

Bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, checking every 5 minutes. Let cool and turn out onto a cooking rack.

So take those bananas sitting on your counter and make this right now!! Go. Now. You will NOT be sorry!


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