April 12, 2012

Chocolate Cocolate Chip Banana Bread

I absolutely hate to toss out my bananas when they have over-ripened....
I am always looking for new recipes to use them up.

This cake is so rich and chocolatey good...
the sour cream & bananas add to the moist texture and wonderful flavor!

I used this cocoa powder from my local Trader Joe's store!

Cook time: 60 mins
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 1 stick of salted butter, softened to room temp.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 large ripened bananas mashed ( or 2.5 small bananas)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbl. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of mini chocolate chips (regular chocolate chips work too)
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 9×5 loaf pan, or 2 mini pans with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Stir in egg, mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Add baking soda, cocoa, and flour.
  5. Mix everything until well incorporated (about 3 minutes in a Kitchenaid mixer).
  6. Add chocolate chips.
  7. Pour batter into loaf pan(s) and bake for 50 minutes – 1 hr.
  8. Insert a tooth pick into the center of the loaf and check to see if it comes out clean when you pull it out.
  9. Remove from heat and allow bread to rest in the loaf pan for 10 minutes.
  10. Invert the loaf pans onto a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or cold.


Julie Marie said...

Oooh, I wish I had a piece of that right now to go with my coffee... looks delish!... xoxo Julie Marie

gracie said...


Blessed Serendipity said...

Oh my goodness this looks so delicious!


debi said...

Suddenly ecstatic I bought way too many bananas :-)!!!!

Thoughts for the day said...

YUM... LOOKS wonderful.

Deborah said...

And zero Weight Watcher points, yes??
Looks heavenly. **kisskiss** Deb

Country Dreaming said...

All I can say is OH MY!


♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Oh no! Not another yummy cake recipe, I would love a piece of this right now and its only 8;30 in the morning! :0)

Leslie said...

Thank goodness that you don't post everyday... I would weigh 8000 pounds!!! Looks delicious !!!!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I know what you mean about those bananas. They ripen so fast and I cannot stand to throw them out. I ususally just make my favorite banana bread, but this one looks mouth wateringly(?)good. I am making some in the morning for me and hubby for our coffee time. Thanks for sharing.
Oh, and I like your reminder to stop and smell the flowers. I, too need to do that more. Time goes by so quickly. Have a great weekend.

vintagegirl said...

My mouth is watering! What a great way to use those bananas ~ I hate throwing them out too. Happy Baking!


pollydove said...

Oh I SOOOO want to make this! I hate tossing those bananas too! And I am in love with the taste combination of chocolate and banana! YUM!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh dear! That looks so good! Yum! Is there any left if I come over with a cafe mocha???? I bet they'd go great together. :)

Kelly said...

Looks great! I hate throwing overripe bananas too! I usually make banana cupcakes but will give this a go next time!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh my looks yummy!

Just a little something from Judy said...

My coffee is hot and this would go with it perfectly. What a great looking recipe!

Saskia said...

O WOW! Just found your blog, because I was triggered by the photo of the banana chocolate cake. I have to try this one in the weekend. Sounds just perfect!

greenthumb said...

That cake sound really good, I'm going to try it as I have very ripe bananas at the moment.

pchickki said...

oh my gosh! does this ever look yummy! There goes my diet !!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

yummy!Please visit me for an Annie Sloan book giveaway.

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