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Recipe: Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

With a bunch of untouched bananas ripening in a silver bowl on the counter and a request from Dimple for something chocolate, I was on a mission to find the perfect recipe and stumbled on Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by the fabulous Smitten Kitchen. It came out beautifully moist, made good use of my ripe bananas and satisfied the chocolate craving of everyone in the office the next day.

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 large very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup (115 grams) butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (145 grams) brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces or 170 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Preheat the oven to 350F / 176C and mash up those bananas.

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Whisk in the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Sifting was recommended with the dry ingredients, but since I don’t have a sifter (why don’t I have a sifter…? Shopping list.) I mixed them together really well with a fork first.

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

So once you’ve sifted, pour in the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flour and cocoa powder.

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Stir well.

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Next, the all important chocolate chips or chunks. I had a bag of semi-sweet Nestle chocolate chips that I brought back last time I was in New York so I poured those in.

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Pop it in the oven for about 55 minutes. It’s ready when a toothpick in the middle comes out clean.

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 If that’s a bit too much chocolate for you, my favourite way to use up ripe bananas is my aunt’s classic Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Not a chocolate lover? Then check out Banana Bars with Rum Icing.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Hildi
    May 14, 2014 at 11:52 am

    This looks so yummy, so I’m going to have to give it a try this weekend.
    Great photo’s too. X

    • Reply
      littleobservationist
      May 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks Hildi! You definitely should. It’s delicious 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    Mandy
    May 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Oh, yum! This sounds absolutely delicious and decadent!

  • Reply
    Katie
    May 14, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Wow! This sounds so amazing. I need to make this the next time I have some ripe bananas.

    • Reply
      littleobservationist
      May 15, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Yes, you definitely should! It’s one of my favorite ripe banana creations so far.

  • Reply
    Melissa
    May 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

    This looks absolutely mouth watering. I will definitely be trying this at the weekend!

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    Diana Mieczan
    May 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Oh my goodness, I am SO making it tomorrow night. It looks SOOO good:) xoxo

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