4.01.2012

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

In my household, we always have bananas for my husband. I don't buy more than 2 or 3 bananas at a time because he won't eat them fast enough. However, if he doesn't eat them in time before they turn brown and mushy, then I have two options of how to use them up. I make dog treats or I make banana bread. This time past I made banana bread, I didn't make just any banana bread, I made chocolate chocolate chip banana bread. So if you have bananas in your house, and they aren't quite ripe enough for banana bread, wait just a few days and then make this recipe. You have to have 3 bananas for this recipe so keep that in mind and enjoy this bread when you make it!
First, gather together your ingredients: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 cup white sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup melted and cooled butter, 3 ripe bananas, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup walnut or pecans. I didn't have any any nuts when I baked this recipe so I didn't include them. If you are using nuts, I use suggest toasting them before you add them into the recipe, they make the recipe so much richer.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If you plan on toasting the nuts, spread them on a baking sheet in a single layer and toast them for 8-10 minutes. Let the nuts cool before you add them into the batter.
In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, then add the eggs, butter and vanilla. Mix all these ingredients together thoroughly.



 Add in all the dry ingredients, the flour, cocoa powder, white sugar and baking powder.


Incorporate the ingredients all together and use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl so the ingredients get combine completely. Add in the chocolate chips and nuts if you are adding them in. Then mix, mix, mix!

In your greased bread pan, pour the entire contents into the pan, scraping down the sides to get all the batter into the pan.


Bake the banana bread for 55 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Let the bread cool, take it out of the pan, then slice it, serve it, eat and enjoy!



23 comments:

Valerie Griffin said...

yum!

Jes said...

UM YUM. this looks so amazing.
perfectly amazing.
i could go on and on...
xx jes

Alisha said...

Girl, this looks ah-mazingly delicious. I would probably eat it all if it was in front of me. :)

Hope you're doing well! Happy Sunday, sweet friend!
xoxo
Alisha

Alyx said...

Ohhh dear. I need this now.

The Presutti's said...

This looks delicious :) I will buy bananas next time just for this :)

Allyson said...

Yum...seriously, I wish I was munching on this right now!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

Faith said...

if i could jump through the screen and take a bite ... i would! it looks amazing!

Allison said...

This.looks.amazing. What's better than bananas and chocolate? Yum!

Kristin said...

ummmm drool!! so making it!!

Blane181 said...

Yum! I love, love, love Banana Bread!

andrea brionne said...

i think i died and went to heaven! i've never thought of making chocolate banana bread- both are my favorites! thanks for sharing this recipe :)

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Laura Darling said...

I was a bit over-enthusiastic when I went shopping last week and bought SO MUCH fruit. Unfortunately I haven't been able to eat my bananas fast enough and just this morning was thinking about what to do with them! I am so trying this!! Looks delicious!

Sugarr2518 said...

YUMMY! I love banana bread and chocolate, but I've never tried them together! I will have to try this recipe out:) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!!!

Kelli Herrington said...

I love Banana bread and then you go and add choc to it OMG IVe got to make this I know it is going to be to die for. Thanks for sharing love

Susan said...

Umm yum! That looks oh so delicious!! Thanks for sharing :)

Lauren said...

Yum! Banana bread plus chocolate equals amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Jenna said...

YUM! I've never tried this before but it sounds/looks amazing! Will have to give it a go next time I have over ripe bananas :)

xxx
Jenna

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I've got some bananas on my counter just asking for me to make banana bread...mm its my favorite!

Megan said...

Yum! Looks great :)

Anna @ IHOD said...

gasp!! This looks amazing!
Thank you for sharing this recipe Meg!
Anna

Val Fox said...

I love chocolate banana bread! This one looks delicious!

Kirsten Wiemer said...

this looks delicious. i love banana bread.

-k

REBrown said...

Yum! I love banana bread of all types.