Thursday, July 8, 2010

chocolate banana bread

I always have leftover bananas. 
Is this a problem for anyone else out there?
I think most of my problem is, that while I love bananas, I only eat them at a certain stage.  
As in the green stage.
Not bright green, but absolutely NO black marks yet.
They have to be greenish-yellow and no marks.
So, this is maybe why I always have a ton of bananas that I don't deem good enough to eat.  

But the upside is that I'm always trying new recipes for overripe bananas and coming up with some pretty good ones :)
Like this!

Chocolate Banana Bread
Makes one loaf.
1/2 cup toasted walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped (I used a mix!)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 ripe bananas, mashed well
1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. This is perfect! Thanks for the recipe! I'm the EXACT same way with bananas; a little past the all green-not-yet-ripe-but-perfect-for-me. Have you noticed the stores only have yellow ones with green tips but tons of brown spots?! JR makes fun of me because I refuse to eat them. I swear they have a different taste and texture.

  2. Well, I hope you tried it and liked the recipe :)

  3. I was looking for a quick desert for the family tonight and gave these I try. I made them in a muffin tin and got one dozen delicious muffin/cupcakes in about twenty minutes! We ate three and put the rest in the freezer for an even quicker treat later....great recipe!


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