Jan 12, 2015

Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread ( Step - by - Step)

I like Banana Fruit as it is, in it's own form than in any other form. I am not a big fan of either Banana Split Ice-cream or Banana Breads. Usually Banana Bread recipes calls for Ripe Banana as main ingredient, which turns me away. But I have tried once Banana Walnut Bread at work made by co-worker, and loved the texture and subtle banana flavor in it. I was not able to find any ripe banana smell in it. That's when I made up my mind to try Banana Bread some time. And I loved this recipe from Joy of Baking and I have altered the recipe by using Special Dark Coca Powder to get more Chocolaty flavor and that hides some more banana smell as well. The outcome is awesome and bombshell. Banana go quickly in my house, usually they don't sit long enough to get ripe. But there are sometimes where they go unnoticed in Fruit Basket and gets ripe more than anybody want in my family, then this Banana Bread happens for sure in my kitchen, then all the family wants a slice of it.  Here is the recipe, Njoy!

Recipe Source: Joy of Baking

All Purpose Flour - 1 3/4 cup
Dark Coca Powder - 1/4 c ( Unsweetened, I have used Special Dark Coca)
Sugar - 1 cup
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Eggs - 2
Butter - 1/2 cup ( unsalted )
Ripe Bananas - 2 ( about 1 cup)
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Chocolate Chips - 1/2 cup
Walnuts - 1/2 cup

Preparatory Steps:
  • Toast the walnuts in the oven at 350 F for 5 min.
  • Peel and Mash the banana in a small bowl.
  • Heat the Butter in microwave for 1 min so that it is just melted.
  • Grease the Bread Loaf Pan ( 8 * 5 * 3) and set aside.
  • Pre-Heat the Oven at 350 F.
  1. Mix Dry Ingredients except Sugar in a medium bowl. ( APF, Coca Powder, Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder). Mix well so that there are no flour lumps. 
  2. Take a medium bowl, add melted butter. Break one egg at a time and add to butter. Whisk it very well. Now add Sugar to the mixture and beat for 5 strokes. Now add mashed Banana to this mixture. Mix well so that banana becomes soft. Add Vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. Now add Dry Flour mixture to the Wet Mixture in a bowl and just stir so that it incorporates into thick batter.
  4. Now add 1/2 chocolate chips and fold well. Finally add walnuts to the batter and fold them into batter well. 
  5. Now transfer this into Bread Loaf Pan and tap the pan on all sides letting the air out. 
  6. Place the Bread Pan in the Oven and Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. ( As the oven temps vary, keep watching from 50 minutes and remove right away if you see any burning on the sides).
  7. Take it out from the oven and let it cool for 5 min. Invert into a plate and slice them into Loafs and serve warm immediately. 


Have all the ingredients ready. Break the Eggs and Whisk into Melted Butter.

Add Sugar and Mashed Banana to the Butter and Egg Mixture.  Combine Wet Mixture with Dry Ingredietns.

Add Chocolate Chips and Toasted Walnuts to the batter and fold them very well so that they are mixed in with batter.

Transfer the batter into Bread Loaf Pan and Bake at 350 F for 60 minutes. Take it out of the Oven and Thick and Dense  Chocolatey Banana Bread is Ready! Hmmm Delicious....!

Wanna slice of it?

This taste good with a scoop of ice cream or as it is. This last for up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge.

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That's all for today, will be back with another western recipe!
until then take care, ba bye!

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