Double Chocolate Banana Bread at Last

I've been asking myself "Why did I wait so long?" a lot lately. For instance, why did it take so long to visit this place. Why did it take so long to try out this handy kitchen item? And finally why did it take so long for me to try this recipe for double chocolate banana bread? Let's see I was waiting...waiting for all of the stars to align in my kitchen, a perfect overlap of overripe bananas clinging the last days of its life, leftover sour cream from this other fabulous recipe, and lots of chocolate chips from this other recipe.

In the mean time I have been missing out on an incredibly moist, chocolatey dark banana bread. A dessert-y bread that is so delicious it makes me giddy. Wheels are spinning in my head on how I can transform my kitchen into an industrial baking facility so I can pump out masses of chocolate banana loaves to send to each one of my friends. While I'm dreaming up dreams here is the recipe.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread
From King Arthur Flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 medium) 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. 
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla, banana, and sour cream. gently mix in the dry ingredients and chocolate chips until well incorporated. 
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 45-60 minutes, until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  5. Remove the bread from the oven, and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Turn the bread out onto a rack to cool completely.


Lori said...

This sounds so good! I love recipes that cut out all the unnecessary sugar. So much can be done with fruit, but for me, it's tricky to get it right. This I have to try!

tasteofbeirut said...

Noticed the modest amount of sugar, yum , great! will try next time, have never done a banana-choco combo and it sounds great.

The Duo Dishes said...

The sour cream is a nice touch. It's so great for quick breads to keep them moist.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

It does look rich & delicious. Put me on your list.

Simply Life said...

oh my gosh, this looks SO good! I would love a piece of this any time of day!

From the Kitchen said...

Thank goodness your stars aligned!! This looks so delicious. And, I have it all--well, the bananas have a few days before gasping their last.


Meeta K. Wolff said...

For me bananas belong in cake/bread so I usually buy them and wait till they are overripe to be used in such divine breads! Nice!

bellini said...

King Arthur flour is a riot of excellent recipes. I would buy bananas and let them sit on the counter just to make this recipe.

La Table De Nana said...

I agree about KA ecipes:) This looks to be no exception!

Bunkycooks said...

I would love to be on your list to receive one of these gorgeous loaves of Chocolate Banana Bread!:-)

A Canadian Foodie said...

WHy???? Because you are a mommy and no longer in control of your time! Looks YUMMERS!

Megan said...

Double chocolate banana bread is right up my alley! Looks so decadent!

nancy at good food matters said...

I could dive right into that photograph--you've captured the dark, moist essence of the loaf. King Arthur products ---and the recipes from their website---are trustworthy for delicious baking.

Mari said...

I am sure it tasted heavenly! I have to bake one, soon!

Have a great afternoon.

About Last Weekend said...

Oh my goodness, this is similar to one my mother makes and which we were totally obsessed about when we lived in Notting Hill London and got it from a local bakery. Everyone loves it and it was a staple in our house!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

If you need my address to send one of these delightful loaves to, let me know :) Seriously, this sounds so fantastic, I can't wait to try it.

El said...

Chocolate banana bread sounds like a wonderful treat. Delicious.

Lori Lynn said...

Well Jupiter has aligned with Mars...and this is one crazy-good sounding banana bread!

Haddock said...

My my, I am a little worried about that industrial baking facility which is going to pump out masses of chocolate banana loaves :-)

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I think this bread would make a lovely hostess gift. Who doesn't love chocolate.

lisa is cooking said...

It looks so delicious! I've made chocolate banana muffins but not a loaf. I need to try this!

Velva said...

We must have been working on the same wave length. I too, did a boozed-up version of banana bread.

Chocolate banana bread is a definite step-up from traditional versions. Looks delicious!


vianney said...

This looks divine~


Annmarie Pipa said...

your pictures are fabulous! I would love to walk around the market and soak in the autumn atmosphere
what fabulous recipes! yum!!!

Katelyn McEown said...

This may be exactly the dessert I've been looking for! Its exactly the kind of dish that will delight my family and friends. Thank you!