Chocolate Banana Bread

I couldn’t take it anymore!

There are a billion food posts right now on Foodgawker, Tastespotting and Foodbuzz all featuring bananas. We all know this house is a fruit free zone but OMG, I really really needed some banana bread in my life. So the other day I went to the market and actually purchased bananas! I know! I wasn’t given someones old bananas, I actually paid $0.66 for bananas! (I even accosted some poor woman while I was at it asking how long it takes for a banana to go from green to brown. She looked at me like I was dumber then a bag of bricks.)

After securing my bananas and waiting a few days for them to turn brown I was shocked to find that not many of my current on hand cook books had recipes for banana bread/muffins/etc. Really, it was narrowed down to Baked and Baking Illustrated rather quickly. Baking Illustrated won only because I wasn’t feeling espresso powder at the time.


*Mine was tricky and took 1 hour and 5 minutes to finish. Normally, my oven cooks things fast but the center of this bread did not want to set for me.

Fail for me on this one because I am pretty sure I jumped the gun on the bananas. Though they were spotty and brown, the banana flavor didn’t permeate through the bread in the way that I wanted. The Kahlua was a nice tough, and so were the chocolate chips, but this was not the banana bread that I was longing for. It did however, have a great crust. I guess I’ll just have to try again. Dang.

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  1. Tanya C. says

    sorry- wasn’t finished.. it was so good! I got the new bakers edge pan for christmas which I LOVE for banana bread and brownies, bakes everything perfect!

  2. Lora @cakeduchess says

    Your banana bread looks wonderful! We make it almost once a week. My kids get anxious when I forget to make some, the sour cream makes it so moist;)

  3. says

    Oh that’s brilliant – chocolate and banana in bread – I’d never stop eating it!
    I wonder if one banana would have added that taste that you’re looking for. Nevertheless, it sounds so yummy good!

  4. says

    I’m a huge fan of banana bread; back in college when I had a bread maker I used to make chocolate chip banana bread all the time (delicious when fresh out of the oven…or baking machine!). Maybe next time I’ll try adding some Kaluah and see how that tastes. ^_^

  5. says

    This looks wonderful. If only I liked banana but I’ll have to keep it in mind for the banana eaters around me. I want to make something like this into a bread pudding with white chocolate whiskey sauce yum :)

    beautiful post

  6. says

    Sounds delicious. I’m not a cooked banana fan and was never tempted by banana bread — but, I did bake it for my family. They just got more! Will have to try this at the next get-together. Thanks for sharing and finally getting it done! Come visit when you can…

  7. says

    I have soooo many bananas in my freezer just waiting to be turned into this banana bread. I am inspired. Your photos are just getting more and more gorgeous x

  8. says

    Thanks for the friend request…I opted to visit your blog, and comment here, instead. Love your blog, and following it now.
    Your chocolate banana bread is so yummy, and beautiful. Would love to try your recipe, since I make banana bread just about once a week, but never a chocolate one!
    Please come and visit my blog, and say, hello!

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