Double Chocolate Banana Bread… And Some News Too

double chocolate banana bread recipe

These days, for some strange reason, I have been craving chocolate like never before. Maybe I am just trying to find energy in all the possible places. Maybe January does this to me. Maybe it’s just hormones that are playing games with me these days (8 months preggers, have I mentioned? Oh, yes… Sorry for being so quiet about it for so long.). 🙂 Well, who knows… Maybe it’s all combined.

So, given the fact stated above, I knew my fate was sealed the moment I saw a recipe for Double Chocolate Banana Bread.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread?

Can a recipe possibly sound any more tempting and delicious?

Without any hesitation I gave this thing a try and what I realized was that I have never ever tasted a banana bread so good and my place has never been filled with a better scent than the one that was coming out of the oven while this chocolatey miracle was baking. Absolutely heartwarmingly amazing!

This recipe is really gorgeous and if you are into chocolate, you must, must, must give it a try…

Enjoy!

With lots of love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from www.smittenkitchen.com.)

Double Chocolate Banana Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf
 
Ingredients
  • 3 bananas (very ripe)
  • ½ cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup (145 grams) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (45 grams) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 cup (170 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  2. Butter a 9×5-inch (1.9 l) loaf pan or spray it with a nonstick baking spray.
  3. In a larger bowl, mash the bananas.
  4. Whisk in the melted butter, then whisk in the sugar, egg and the vanilla extract.
  5. Place the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flour and cocoa powder in a sifter or fine-mesh strainer and sift over the wet ingredients.
  6. Stir the dry and wet ingredients until just combined.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chunks or chips.
  8. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out batter-free.
  10. Cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edge and invert it out onto a cooling rack.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  12. Enjoy!

 

10 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Banana Bread… And Some News Too

  1. 1
    Serene says:

    That’s why there are so many new patterns for tots! Congratulations !! Hopefully you’ll have an easy birth.

  2. 2
    Lorraine says:

    So excited for you!!! 🙂

  3. 3
    glenda says:

    Congrats – I did wonder 🙂 very happy for you – soon you will be sharing baby pics – congrats from a very warm day in NZ – glenda

  4. 4

    Petra:

    This cake looks amazing. Rich. Dark. Moist. Wonderful.

    But even more important: Congratulations on your pregnancy. Hurrah!!!

    Keep taking care and indulging yourself during this most special time.

    I can’t wait to meet the little one!

    D

  5. 5

    This looks so delicious. I’m seriously bummed out that I can’t reach into my screen to grab a piece. I guess I’m off to the kitchen.

  6. 6
    Petra says:

    Just a quick question – do you think I can make this recipe but split the batter up into several mini-loaf pans? If so, do I fill the pans about 3/4 full? I’ve heard so many good things about the bread, I’d like to make mini ones and give out as favors at an upcoming party. Thanks!

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