Whenever I make banana bread, I have to make a loaf of a chocolate version because everything tastes better with chocolate.
The addition of cocoa powder and chocolate chips adds a new flavor to this banana bread that is delicious. It tastes especially great right out of the oven. You can still taste the banana, but you taste chocolate as well. The chocolate is not too strong, so it does still taste like banana bread.
There are so many different variations of things you can do to banana bread and so far I've enjoyed them all. I really am not sure which one I like best. It really just depends on my mood I guess.
Chocolate Banana Bread (recipe adapted from Esther Nelson on allrecipes)
Yields: Two 7 x 3 inch loaves
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease two 7×3 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed
bananas, yogurt, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda, cocoa powder and
flour. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide into prepared pans.
- Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.