Triple Fudge Banana Bread.
I did just say TRIPLE FUDGE. You heard correctly.
But this has like, tons of bananas.
So it’s practically a health food.
Definitely a breakfast food.
Absolutely an eat-right-this-minute food.
Aren’t you glad you have me in your life to make decisions like that for you?
I am too. [/donotprint]
Triple Fudge Banana Bread
makes one loaf (or about 3 mini loaves)
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup milk
4 ounces dark chocolate, melted
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips + 1/2 teaspoon flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan (mine was 9×5) liberally with non-stick spray or grease with butter. In a bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder, then set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk egg and sugar together until smooth. Whisk in vanilla extract, then add bananas and milk and mix until combined. Add in dry ingredients slowing, mixing with a spoon until batter comes together. Add in melted butter and mix until incorporated, then stir in melt chocolate.
Toss chocolate chips with 1/2 teaspoon to coat, then fold into batter. Pour batter into loaf pan. Set pan on a baking sheet, then bake for 55-60 minutes, or until center is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove bread from over and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips if desired. Let cool completely (1-2 hours) before cutting. [donotprint]
If you’re also wondering if the cookies on your counter are a breakfast food, you are right. See? I have all the answers.[/donotprint]