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Chocolate Banana Bread

Introduction:

Indulge your senses with our Chocolate Banana Bread – a delightful twist on the classic that combines the comforting warmth of bananas with the decadence of rich chocolate. This moist and flavorful creation is a testament to the magic that happens when two beloved ingredients come together. Get ready to transform your kitchen into a haven of sweet, chocolatey goodness!

Why We Love This Recipe:

✔️ Perfect Harmony: Ripe bananas meet the richness of chocolate for a match made in dessert heaven. ✔️ Moist and Irresistible: Each slice is a balance of tender crumb and luscious chocolate flavor. ✔️ Easy Baking Joy: A simple recipe that turns overripe bananas into a delectable treat.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

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  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (plus extra for topping)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork.
  3. Add melted butter, vanilla extract, and the egg to the mashed bananas. Mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in sugar, then sift in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips, reserving a handful for topping.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.
  7. Sprinkle the reserved chocolate chips on top.
  8. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  9. Allow the chocolate banana bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Notes:

  • Add chopped nuts or swirl in peanut butter for additional flavor and texture.
  • Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with melted chocolate for a finishing touch.

FAQs: Q: Can I use cocoa instead of cocoa powder? A: Cocoa powder is recommended for this recipe, as it provides the desired texture and flavor.

Q: How do I store leftovers? A: Wrap the cooled bread in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for longer freshness.

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