Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chocolate Banana Bread-YUM!

I have been on a baking kick recently, trying new recipes, and reinventing old ones. This recipe for Chocolate Banana Bread turned out exceptionally well, and I have made it four times since my first trial. It is super easy and your kids will love it! It would make a perfect after-school snack. Adults will love it too :). Enjoy!

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Chocolate Banana Bread
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 and grease your loaf pan. Beat eggs, sugar and oil on medium until combined. Beat in banana and vanilla on low speed. In a separate bowl stir together flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Stir with banana mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pan.
TIPS:I like to freeze overripe bananas in a ziploc bag and thaw them about an hour before I am going to make bread. Pour the bananas and their juice into the bread to make it extra moist. To soften butter, microwave in a bowl for 10-15 seconds. You could substitute the chocolate chips for butterscotch or white chocolate chips for a different twist. You can buy really cute seasonal ceramic mini loaf pans at Michaels Craft stores for only $1. These make great gifts and the receiver gets to keep a beautiful pan.


  1. I can personally testify that this bread is delicious. Yum!

  2. Latte-Do you know where this recipe oriniginated? A friend gave it to me a few weeks ago but she couldn't remember where she saw it. I would love to give credit to the person who came up with it :).