Before I became a stay-at-home-mom, I worked in a business office with it's own cafeteria. The cafeteria used to make delicious, chocolate chocolate chip muffins people would vie for. You often felt like you won the lotto if you made it to the cafeteria in the morning and one was left for you! So, when I came across this recipe, I couldn't help but give it a try!!
This bread is a dense, chocolate, banana infused slice of yummy! We couldn't get enough of it and the kids really enjoyed slathering on some leftover cream cheese frosting from some cupcakes we made earlier that day!
This recipe makes 2 - 8x4" loaves, but can easily be split to make a single loaf.
Chocolate Chocolate Banana Bread
2 Cups Sugar
2/3 Cup Oil
2 1/2 Cups Mashed Banana (approximately 5-6 bananas)
2 Tsp Vanilla
3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
2 Cups ((12 oz bag) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray bottoms of loaf pans. In medium bowl, combine sugar, eggs, and oil - beat on medium speed until combined. Slowly beat in mashed banana and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together (I use a wire whisk) flour, cocoa, soda, and salt. On medium speed, beat in flour mixture with banana mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and then divide batter between pans. Bake for 60-75 minutes - until a toothpick comes out clean from center. Remove from oven, let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and finish cooling on wire rack.