Jan 21, 2010

Chocolate Banana Bread




Banana bread is something that I make on weekly bases. I buy organic bananas and unfortunately those don't last for to long.  Banana bread is the answer to my to ripe to eat bananas. This recipe comes from a very acclaimed canadian chef Jean ParĂ©. It can be find in her book "Most Loved Festive Baking".

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of unsalted butter ( room temperature)
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup of mashed banana (3 medium)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts ( optional)
2 tbsp of cocoa (sifted)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar.




Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed it. Add banana and vanilla.

 

Beat well.
Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.




Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture. Stir until just moistened.
Add the chocolate chips and  chopped walnuts.




Stir well. Spread the batter evenly in a greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.




Bake in a preheated oven of 350˚F for 1 hour, or until the wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.




Enjoy!

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23 comments:

Drick said...

2nd banana recipe I've read this morning - this one sounds really delicious with nuts and chocolate - great looking too

Laura said...

Thank you Drick :0

alison said...

ce minunat e checul asta cu banane!eu asa ii spun!salutari si un weekend pe cinste ,ca acusi vine!

Laura said...

Thank you Simona. Un weekend placut si tie:0

5 Star Foodie said...

Your chocolate banana bread looks terrific! I would love a slice with my afternoon tea!

Laura said...

Thank you Natsha, for the visit and the kind comment.

Federica said...

solo a guardare la foto mette fame! complimenti!

Laura said...

Thank you Federica:)

pegasuslegend said...

sounds wonderful, and great with my cinnamon tea!

QIS said...

chocolate and banana always be the great pairing!! btw, I have an award for you on my blog=)

Laura said...

Thank you Claudia, I'm sure it would work great :)

Laura said...

Thank you QIS, and thank you for the award.

Laura said...

Mmmm...my boys would LOVE this. I have to try it!

I have four sons, and they do love to eat. A few like to cook as well.

You should come on over and join in my "Well-fed Wednesdays" -- no matter what day of the week it is!

Another Laura

Jeannie said...

That must be a very delicious and moist bread... I love banana bread but unfortunately the boys don't.

notyet100 said...

bread looks yum..

Cheah said...

This bread looks yummy and easy to make it. Bookmarked!

Laura said...

Thank you Jeannie, In my family only the youngest one doesn't:)

Laura said...

@ notyet100,
Thank you.
@Cheah,
Thanks and yes is very easy:)

Laura said...

Thank you for the visit Laura, I most definitely will. Four boys.... Wow, I'm having fun with my 3 I'll imagine four is even more fun :-)

Sage said...

I am sure the boys LOVED this one; thanks for sharing.
Rita

Laura said...

My pleasure Rita, and yes two of them loved it. Alex dislikes bananas:-)

No-Frills Recipes said...

This banana bread looks delicious. Beautiful pics too!

Laura said...

Thank you:-)

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