Triple Fudge Banana Bread I

I did just say TRIPLE FUDGE. You heard correctly.

Triple Fudge Banana Bread I

But this has like, tons of bananas.

So it’s practically a health food.

Definitely a breakfast food.

Triple Fudge Banana Bread I

Absolutely an eat-right-this-minute food.

Triple Fudge Banana Bread I

Aren’t you glad you have me in your life to make decisions like that for you?

I am too.

Triple Fudge Banana Bread I

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.

Triple Fudge Banana Bread I

If you’re also wondering if the cookies on your counter are a breakfast food, you are right. See? I have all the answers.