double dark chocolate banana loaf

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
  • chocolate
  • 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
1 egg
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

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