Hi Everyone! I have a great little recipe to share with you today… for some Chocolate Banana Bread! I feel like every time I buy a big bunch of bananas they somehow manage to turn brown before we get to eat them all… and so they usually turn into banana bread! I usually make THIS Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt, but this time I wanted to make something a little more chocolaty so I added some melted chocolate and cocoa powder and voila! This bread is just delicious, it’s soft and moist thanks to the yogurt, and wonderfully sweet from the bananas and chocolate. You could add in some chopped walnuts or pecans, and even throw in some extra chocolate chips into the batter to make it even more chocolaty! This bread couldn’t be simpler to make or more delicious!
*Makes 1 loaf*
YOU WILL NEED
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tps baking soda
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt (either Greek or regular)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, mashed
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Begin by melting your chocolate first (either over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave). Once the chocolate has melted, set it aside and let it cool a little bit. Next, in your electric mixer bowl, combine all your wet ingredients and the mashed bananas and mix until you have a smooth mixture.
2. In another bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder). Add the dry ingredients into the wet in three portions and mix well. Then, with the mixer running on low, add in a big spoonful of the melted chocolate and mix well (make sure the chocolate isn’t super hot anymore), then add in the rest and mix well.
3. Preheat your oven to 375 deg F and grease a standard size loaf pan, then bake for about 45 – 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for a couple of minutes before slicing.
For another delicious Banana Bread recipe, try my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt! You can find the recipe HERE.
Happy Baking, Everyone!