Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks. Well maybe not all that traditional with the chocolate chunks. I adore Chocolate and Bananas, so any combination of these ingredients works for me. Today I thought I'd post an easy delicious recipe for Chocolate Banana Bread. This recipe is from Godiva, and since it's a Godiva Recipe, I suggest using Godiva Dark Chocolate. You can always tweak this recipe as suits your fancy!
CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup alkalized unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
Pinch of salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
4 bars (1.5 ounces each) Godiva Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter bottom and sides of 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
2. In medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.
3. Beat butter and sugar in mixing bowl 2 minutes or until light, using electric mixer at medium-high speed. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Add bananas and vanilla extract at low speed, mixing until combined.
4. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream. Add chocolate and blend just for a few seconds. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Cool in pan set on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on rack.
Photo: Godiva Chocolate