Now I like banana bread. And I especially like banana bread when it has chocolate chips in it. How could you possibly beat a recipe that is chocolate chocolate banana bread? That’s right, you can’t.
I found this recipe here and couldn’t resist making it. Especially as fall approaches. The days are still pretty warm around these parts, but the nights are cooling into those crisp fall nights that give the perfect goosebumps…just thinking about those nights makes me want to bake apples or make pumpkin cookies…I guess we know what’s going to pop up soon on this blog…but anyways. Cool nights just beg for warm baked goods and hence this banana bread was baked.
I actually baked this early in the morning. Why? Because I’m pregnant and that makes sleep elusive. So instead of laying in bed hoping to fall back asleep I got up and started baking.
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup applesauce
3 mashed bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 cups flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray bottom of 8×4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
In large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, and applesauce. Beat in banana and vanilla.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Mix flour mixture into banana mixture until just combined.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into pan. Bake about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
Enjoy. Enjoy with vanilla ice cream. Or on it’s own. Or as a ridiculously decadent and chocolately french toast. Or on it’s own.
Here it is ready to go
Fresh out of the oven