Double Chocolate Banana Bread
Preparation
20 MIN
Cooking
1 H
Cooling
1 H
Servings
8
Freezes

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 ml) ripe bananas mashed with a fork (about 2 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) roasted and salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Preparation

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Line a 23 x 13-cm (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan with a strip of parchment paper, letting it hang over both sides. Butter the other two sides.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until smooth.
  4. On low speed, add the bananas and dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Add the chocolate and combine. Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the peanuts.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean but slightly topped with melted chocolate. Let cool for at least 1 hour and unmould. Serve warm or cold.