• Chocolate Banana Bread

    If you like Banana Bread and chocolate, you’ll love this combo of the two! Begin by preheating oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Spraying is fine, but I personally prefer using butter.

    2 cups flour

    1/2 cup cocoa

    1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

    2/3 cup brown sugar

    1 egg

    2 teaspoons vanilla

    4 large bananas, mashed

    1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

    1/4 cup milk

    4 ounces dark chocolate, melted

    3/4 cup milk chocolate chips*

    Of course, in our house we add nuts from Durham Pecan, but you can certainly omit.

    Mix flour, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder together. Set aside.

    Mix egg, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Add bananas and milk. Do not over mix.

    Stir in dry ingredients, mixing with a spoon until batter comes together. Add melted butter and stir until it become a part of the batter, then stir in melted dark chocolate.

    Fold in chocolate chips.* Pour batter into loaf pan.

    Bake on a baking sheet for 55-60 minutes, or until center is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

    Remove bread from oven and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips if desired. Let cool completely (1-2 hours) before cutting.

    *If you want less melting of chocolate chips, toss with ½ tablespoon flour before folding into batter.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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