Chocolate Banana Bread
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Chocolate banana bread
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ⅓ cup Buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Large over ripe Bananas, Smooshed
  • 6 oz. chopped Semi-Sweet Chocolate or 6 oz.(1/2 bag) Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Pre heat oven t0 350.
  2. Lightly grease TWO 8in x 3¾in x 2½in pans or TWO 8" x 4" loaf pans.
  3. Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla with hand mixer or stand mixer.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well in between each addition.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk..(always start and end with the flour)
  7. Add bananas, and chocolate stir until combined.
  8. Pour the batter into both pans evenly.
  9. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out of the center with only slight crumbs on it.
  10. Allow to cool.
  11. Cut with a serrated bread knife.
Notes
Makes 2 Loaves
Recipe by The Hungry Housewife at http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2012/08/chocolate-banana-bread.html