For a couple of weeks now I have been wanting to make chocolate banana bread as I saw a recipe in a Waitrose Magazine for a pecan chocolate banana bread and it looked really nice. I decided to leave the pecans off as I didn’t actually have any at home.
100 grams Unsalted Butter
100 grams Light Brown Sugar
Half a juice of a Lemon
Half a teaspoon of Baking Soda
Teaspoon of Baking Powder
350 grams of peeled Bananas
100 grams of dark chocolate cut into chunks
100 grams of plain flour
I started off preheating the oven to 200 degrees and peeling the bananas. You will need a fork to mash the bananas up until you have mashed up most of the lumps. To the mix you then add all other other ingredients Butter, Brown Suagr, Lemon, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Eggs, Plain Flour and Chocolate chunks. I decided to use 70% dark chocolate as it’s a lot more healthier than milk chocolate. I have only ever made banana muffins before and they were really nice so this would have a similar texture and taste.
I spooned the mixture into a loaf tin that had a baking sheet in it so it would be easy to remove after baking. You just need to bang the tin down on the side a few times to make sure the mixture has covered all the corners. I baked the loaf for 1 hour and half way through I checked it and it was burning a little on top. I wrapped the loaf tin in tin foil to stop it burning on top. After taking it out of the oven I left it to stand for around 20 minutes.
I was quite shocked at how nice it tasted and that it looked pretty decent for my first banana bread. The only thing I would improve for next time would be to spread out the chocolate more. When slicing into the chocolate banana bread you can see the marble affect with the chunks of chocolate. I shared the chocolate banana loaf with my family and it went down quite well so I thought I’d say some for tomorrow as a nice little treat. I wish I hadn’t now the chocolate banana bread did not taste nice at all after it was a day old. So I would advise to eat it as soon as it’s been baked and not leave any for the next day. If you need want to add pecans you can add them with the chocolate in the mixture and also sprinkle them on top of the loaf with some chunks of chocolate or make just a banana bread on it’s own.
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