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Chocolate Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Is this a cake, a bread or could it be a muffin? Call it what you may, this is the ultimate indulgence. Moist, chocolaty, and so easy!

INGREDIENTS


1Cup         All-purpose flour
½ Cup       Cocoa (Best dark available)
1 tsp          Baking soda
½ tsp         Sea salt
1½ Cup     Ripe bananas, mashed
¼ Cup        Unsalted butter, melted
¼ Cup        Sour cream
¾ Cup        Brown sugar, lightly packed
1                 Egg, room temp
2 tsp.          Pure vanilla extract
1 Cup         Semisweet chunk chocolate, cut by hand)​

 

METHOD:

  1. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick spray.

  2. Whisk all dry ingredients in a medium bowl (flour, baking soda, cocoa powder & sea salt).

  3. In a large bowl mash bananas with a fork, add butter & sour cream and mix. With a spatula blend in brown sugar, egg and vanilla.

  4. Fold dry ingredients into wet bowl, don’t overmix.

  5. Stir in ¾ of the chocolate chunks.

  6. Pour batter into loaf pan, sprinkle reserved chocolate chunks on top and bake 350°on middle rack for 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out dry, it’s OK to have a little melted chocolate on stick.

  7. Let cool for 10 minutes then invert onto a cooling rack.

TIP:

  • Bananas - If bananas aren’t ripe, place them on heavy duty foil in a 350°oven for 15 minutes. They will turn black and be perfectly ripe. Remove from skins and proceed.

  • Measuring - Measure dry flour, salt and cocoa over a piece of parchment. Just pick up paper and slide into measuring vessels.