You Gotta Bake This

Got a few spotted bananas hanging around?

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Wanna do some baking?

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Like chocolate? (is that even a question?!)

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Then you gotta make this Double Chocolate Banana Bread.

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

makes 1 loaf

Take banana bread to the next level with a double shot of chocolate. Part healthy snack, part chocolate indulgence. Try it with a smear of peanut butter for a real treat!

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  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.

2. Combine flax seed and buttermilk in a small bowl, and set aside.

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3. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

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4. Mash bananas into the flax/buttermilk mixture. It’s okay if there are some chunks.

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5. Add the honey and vanilla to the banana mixture, stirring to combine.

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6. Combine the wet with the dry ingredients and add the chocolate chips. Stir until just combined.

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7. Spread evenly into the loaf pan, and bake for 45 – 50 min, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. 

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Notes: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, use 1/2 cup yogurt, and 1/2 cup milk. Feel free to add a few extra chocolate chips, or chopped nuts, if it tickles your fancy. 

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Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipe, Snack, Vegetarian, Whole Grain

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11 Comments on “You Gotta Bake This”

  1. November 11, 2010 at 5:48 am #

    how sweet 😀

  2. valgal123
    November 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    This looks delicious! I love banana bread, but have never tried a chocolate one, I need to be more adventurous.

  3. November 11, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Oh wow–what a recipe! Chocolate and banana has to be one of my all-time favorite combinations! I was just tested on the science behind quick breads today, so I might just have to celebrate with this recipe…

  4. November 12, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    OMG you’re right you have to bake those! That’s where I always have to make the decision … bake now or freeze and bake later. That chocolate banana cake looks awesome!

  5. November 12, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    You’re absolutely right….I gotta make this! 🙂

  6. Buddy
    November 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    My wife is about to make this. We’ll let you know how it turns out.

    • marie
      November 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

      Awesome. It was simply awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. Larrissa
    May 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    I made these into muffins ( i dont own a loaf pan) and they turned out perfect. I just had to decrease the bake time to 20 minutes! Great recipe Marianne!

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