we saw this loaf (well, not this one but a nice looking one at the market.) We wanted to get it but I said, ‘well, we have frozen bananas in the freezer at home.’ Z said, ‘I’ll just make it at home then.’ Z made this chocolate banana loaf with dark chocolate chips on Sunday. There are several great things about this.
- people in his office think I made it
- it has the word loaf in the name
- he bakes
- he is an awesome baker
- it is a good way to use random bananas I throw in the freezer when they get squashy
There is one bad thing.
- this photo 🙂
1 stick butter, softened to room temp
1/2 cup sugar
2 large overripe bananas (mashed)
1 t. vanilla
1 cup flour
2 T baking soda
2 T cocoa powder
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup of chocolate chips (we used dark)
preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9 X 5 loaf pan (we used three mini’s). In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Stir in egg, squashy banana, sour cream, and vanilla until well mixed. Add baking soda, cocoa and flour and mix a couple of minutes with mixer (kitchenaid or hand blender). Add chcocolate chips and give a quick stir.
Pour bater into pans and bake for 45-50 minutes. I don’t know what sea vs mtns does to this but ours took 45 minutes. We checked at 30 and 40 minutes with a bamboo skewer for gooey ness. Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 10 or 15 minutes before turning out. Share.
Z found the original recipe on savorysweetlife.com