Recently she posted a recipe for Double Chocolate Banana Bread and I read her post longingly. The next day my mother drop off two overripe bananas. Can you say fate? This morning I looked the recipe right up. I planned to make it with the kids for their afternoon snack. Then suddenly the sky grew dark and it was bedtime, my favorite... I mean the quietest time of day. While my incredibly awesome husband tucked the kids into bed with stories, I whipped up the recipe.
Double Chocolate Banana Bread
3 medium-to-large very ripe bananas
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips
Heat your oven to 350°F.
Butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
Mash bananas in the bottom of a large bowl.
Whisk in melted butter, then maple syrup, egg, and vanilla.
Sift baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder into wet ingredients.
Stir dry and wet ingredients with a spoon until just combined.
Stir in chocolate chunks or chips.
Pour into prepared pan and bake 55 to 65 minutes, until a tester or toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out batter-free.
Cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edge and invert it out onto a cooling rack.
|My son's fourth piece.
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