Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chocolate Banana Bread

This quick bread is really tasty! My taste-tester said that it's worthy of a blog post so...
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar (I use brown)
  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • ½-¾ cup cocoa (¾ cup cocoa for a deeper chocolate flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 ¼ cups flour (I use whole wheat)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Blend the melted butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat in the cocoa, vanilla, and eggs. Add mashed bananas. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nuts. Mix well. Pour into two greased bread pans. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

I shared this on some of my favorite blog hops


  1. Yum Chocolate Banana Bread! Love the idea of the pecans or walnuts - adds an extra boost of flavor. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Real Food Friday Blog Hop and hosting. Have a wonderful healthy day!

  2. Looks yummy! I love banana bread! Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays! Pinning to the party board and can't wait to see what tasty posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

    1. Thanks for pinning on the party board!! :) Have a great day!!

  3. Thank-you for sharing and linking your yummy banana bread to "The Most Fabulous Link-up Jol" Hope to see you again next week Tuesday.
    I am following you on GFC and google+.
    Keren (From the blog: Fabulous-farmliving)

  4. I love banana bread and the addition of chocolate sounds perfect! Thank you for sharing on the HomeAcre Hop, hope to see you again tomorrow! - Nancy The Home Acre Hop