Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Bread/Cake

It's almost healthy!

First and foremost- HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today is an exciting day; as I type this post, Nicholas is on his way back from the airport! Tomorrow I finally get to see him again, which means a lot more cuddles and a lot less baking.

Chocolate is my favorite, but sometimes I just feel SO guilty indulging. When these feelings arise, I start eating dark chocolate (it has a bunch of health benefits, ya know…). And when I REALLY feel guilty, I try to bake with fruit.

I dont know what to call this recipe…is it a bread? is it a cake? Lets not focus on semantics, lets just call this DELICIOUS. The texture is spectacular, the taste phenomenal. The mixture of banana and dark chocolate is like a love affair in your mouth. Oh, and did I mention it is super simple to make? It’s a unique treat to make and will only break your New Year’s Resolution a little :P.

This recipe is from Things For Boys. It makes one standard loaf, or two smaller aluminum foil loafs.

Ingredients:

2 cups AP Flour

2 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup sugar

7 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 ripe bananas

1 heaping cup dark chocolate chips

An additional 1/8 cup sugar for sprinkling

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease your loaf pan.
  2. Mash the bananas, I used a regular ol’ potato masher.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Mix in 3/4 cup sugar. Make a well in the center and add the eggs, melted butter, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with 1/8 cup sugar and bake for 50 minutes- 1 hour. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Miss. Zoe
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 00:00:37

    sounds delicious!!!

    Reply

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