Dark Chocolate Banana Bread
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This is my take on a Dark Chocolate Banana Bread recipe adapted from food blogger Maria of "Two Peas and Their Pod." My ingredients and measurements are a bit different.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • ½ cup Hershey's Special Dark, 100% cacao powder
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 small brown bananas (approximately 1 cup mashed, previously frozen, now thawed)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons of agave nectar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, 60% cacao, divided
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9-by-4½ inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Set it aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
  5. Set that bowl aside.
  6. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork.
  7. Add the melted butter, sea salt, and oil and stir until combined. Adding the sea salt to the wet mixture will help it dissolve.
  8. Whisk in the agave, egg, and vanilla extract.
  9. Stir until smooth.
  10. Fold the dry ingredients with a spatula, into the wet ingredients, don’t over mix.
  11. Fold in ¾ cup of the chocolate chips.
  12. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  13. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips over the top of the bread.
  14. Bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick, or thin skewer inserted into the center of the bread comes out mostly clean.
  15. Check at 50 minutes. (Oven times vary.)
  16. Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack.
  17. Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 15 minutes.
  18. Run a knife around the edges of the bread and carefully remove from the pan.
  19. Let the bread cool on the wire cooling rack for another 5 to 10 minutes.
Recipe by Kitoula's Greek Food Journal at https://kitoula.com/2018/07/dark-chocolate-banana-bread/