Monday, July 12, 2010

Cocoa Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

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I am partial to Dutch cocoa powder and anything that is made out of it.Had to try this recipe from Joy of Baking.I absolutely love recipes from that site. They are all fail-proof. And this bread is no exception.Something that  I will be baking again and again.
Without Further ado, lets move on to the recipe.
Ingredients(Makes One 5 X 3 mini-loaf):
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp King Arthur All Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 cup Dutch-processed Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Toasted, chopped Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/8 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup(1/2 stick) Butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 ripe bananas, smoothly mashed
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift together the Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder and Soda in a bowl.Add the Sugar and Salt. Mix well.
  • Combine the mashed bananas, whisked eggs, vanilla extract, butter in another bowl with a spatula.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients.Mix only until combined.The batter should be thick.
  • Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the batter to a greased oven-proof bread pan.
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely on wire rack prior to slicing.
  • Serve at room temperature.
Makes One 5 X 3 inch Mini-loaf.

  • To bake a 9X 5X 3 inch loaf, double the ingredients and bake for ~55 minutes.

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  1. i really love the texture of the cake..looks delicious..even the batter looks thicker than the usual bookmarking the recipe

  2. u know what the best thing is about these easy breads is that there is no need to use a mixer 2 do all the mixing and its usually a one bowl procedure..and even i love the joy of baking easy and loadsa varieties..
    would love to give ur cocoa bread a go

  3. Look simply good and delicious ! I have not seen Dutch cocoa powder here, must buy if I happen to see this .

  4. Wow!!! wounderfull cake,luks fantastic...

  5. Looks really great! Moist,nutty, chocolatey!

  6. The cake is so tempting.. Looks so soft..

  7. Thats our fav combo there Lassie, chocolate and banana...Looks so delish!!!

    Kairali sisters

  8. That has come out really well.
    That texture looks amazing !

  9. Lovely texture.
    The other day baked something very similar to your cocoa banana bread.
    Really delicious ♥

  10. Hi dear, i love this recipe, is really excellent! Thanks for your nice comment. Kisses

  11. I am drooling on looking at the pics...such a moist cake :)

  12. Wonderful Bread Lassie..I tried the same..I did not use the dutch cocoa powder and did not such a dark color..But the taste was so good !!!

  13. I love this coco banana bread, I got another way to use spotty banana.

  14. Wow CL, what a lovely and rich color :)

  15. Moan. This sounds perfect, especially with peanut butter smeared all over it.

  16. Absolutely delicious, bread looks super moist and yummy..

  17. very rich bread! you are right- you cannot go wrong with chocolate!

  18. superb dear...looks so delicious...i have bookmarked this recipe...thanx for sharing this awesome recipe..!

  19. Superb dear...looks so delicious...I have book marked it ...Thank you...!

  20. Looks so delicious..that's a great combo with all wonderful flavors..will surely give your cocoa banana bread a try.

  21. Looks so delicious..that's a great combo with all wonderful flavors..will surely give your cocoa banana bread a try.

  22. This recipe looks so delicious! I am going to make it for a bake sale our youth group is doing next week. I was wondering what I should make and now I know,your yummy chocolate bread!

  23. je trouve que chocolat/banane est une association divinement bonne
    impossible aux papilles d'y résister
    j'aime beaucoup
    bonne soirée

  24. ahhhhhhhhhh...lassie ,wht a gorgeous color...lovely texture and perfectly naked..simple and delicious

  25. Sooooo chocolatey!!! My son would love this CL! Can I take some for him??? ;)

  26. This looks great chocolate and banana is such a great combination.

  27. Looks absolutely delicious, perfectly baked and looks tempting and yummy.

  28. Lovely texture and beautiful color of the bread.

  29. Love these chocolatey bread... the texture is awesome.

  30. Nice recipe, looks and sounds sinfully delicious!

  31. my my....absolutely loved it...wat clicks.....amazing..

  32. Lov choco banana combo.delicious bread

  33. I love chocolate quick bread. Yours looks scrumptious, I may have just eaten the batter!

  34. Interesting recipe! Bookmarked it to try, will let you know how it came out..


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