Baking #111: Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Baked Double Chocolate Banana Bread this morning before work with the leftover ripe Dole Philippines Cavendish bananas which I bought from Supa Save last Sunday afternoon. I am not much of a chocolate fan but I was tempted to try this recipe by The Domestic Goddess Wannabe. The recipe is easy to follow and you do not need a mixer to do the batter and a balloon whisk will do the job just fine!

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread (adapted from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe)

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium to large bananas *3 large Dole Philippines Cavendish bananas*
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (145g) brown sugar *120g dark brown sugar*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, optional *omitted*
  • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips *150g Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips*

Directions:

  1. In a clean mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients – plain flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
  2. In another clean mixing bowl, stir both melted butter and sugar together.
  3. Once the butter and sugar had been mixed, add in the egg.
  4. Add in mashed bananas and vanilla extract, mix well.
  5. Sift in flour mixture and gently fold in the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Stop immediately when both mixtures are well incorporated as you do not want to over mix the batter.
  6. Pour batter into a lightly greased or lined 9×5-inches loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven of 176 degree Celsius for approximately 55 to 65 minutes or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean. A melted chocolate chip smear is expected.
  7. Cool in the pan for approximately 10 to 15 minutes before transferring onto cooling rack to cool completely.

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A close up look of my Double Chocolate Banana Bread. The bread was loaded with generous amount of chocolate chips. Parents always complain that I like to bake with chocolate chips as they do not like the sweetness from the chocolate chips. So, I would normally try to reduce the amount of chocolate chips.

Sister mentioned that the bread was tad bit dry for her liking as she loves moist and wet chocolate cake. The cake was pretty moist in my opinion, especially the area where it came loaded with the chocolate chips. However, I must admit that it was slightly dry on the top crust though. It is true that you must be a huge chocolate fan to love this cake. LOL!

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