Chocolate Banana Bread 

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This delicious recipe is brought to you by Two Peas & Their Pod.

Yields: 1 loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 large brown bananas (1 ½ cups mashed)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled
  • ¼ cup canola, vegetable or melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • Nonstick cooking spray

 

Directions:

Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9"x5" loaf pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Add the melted butter and oil, and stir until combined. Stir in the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir ¾ cup of the chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top of the bread. Bake 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out mostly clean. Check at 50 minutes, just to be safe.

Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooking rack. Let the bread cook in the pan 15 minutes. Remove from the pan. Let cool. Cut into slices and serve.

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