Aug 252018

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Prep: 20 min  Cook: 1 hour 10 min  Total: 1 hour 30 min  Yields 1 loaf

1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9×5 inch loaf pan and set aside.

½ cup butter, at room temperature
In a large bowl, beat butter using an electric hand mixer until soft and creamy, about 2 minutes.

¾ cup sugar
½ cup (packed) light brown sugar
Add sugar and beat until well combined, about 2 minutes.

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2 large eggs
Add eggs and beat again until well combined.

2 ripe bananas, mashed
Add bananas to bowl and mix on low until combined.

8.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

Add dry ingredients in thirds to the banana-butter mixture. Mix after each addition until well combined.

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¾ cup milk
With mixer on low, slowly add milk and mix until incorporated.

½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Add chocolate chips and stir with a spatula to combine.

Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake at 350°F until the interior of the bread reaches 195°F on an instant read thermometer or until a thin knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 60 to 70 minutes.

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Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool complete, about 3 hours. Cut into a dozen slices and serve.

From Jan 2, 2014. ( Adapted from Chicho’s Kitchen.