After my successful attempt at baking a banana nut bread, I found all these images of chocolate banana bread that looked delicious.  I've never eaten chocolate banana nut bread but I wanted to try it out.  So this weekend, I took my overripe bananas and decided to make some.  I took the banana nut bread recipe I had used previously as my base and then altered it to add cocoa powder and chocolate chips.

The result was delicious.  The cake bread was super moist and tasted more like a chocolate cake with hints of banana.  Yum!  Here is the recipe I used:

Yields: Four 7 x 3 inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat
    oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease four 7×3 inch loaf pans.

  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed
    bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda, cocoa powder and
    flour. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Divide into prepared pans.

  3. Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

I ran out of 7 x 3 inch loaf pans, so one of my pans was a 9 x 5, with the amount of batter used for a mini loaf, which is why these slices are long and short.

   

3 Responses to “Chocolate Banana Nut Bread”

  1. Roger — August 18, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Hoho! Thanks for the great baking idea. I usually throw in shredded apples and a big handful of raisins. Addition of chocolate is gonna be awesome!

  2. Kirbie — August 19, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Never tried it with apples and raisins; I’ll have to try it sometime. But I really dig the chocolate addition! It tasted really yummy right out of the oven while it was still hot.

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