Sunday, August 28, 2011
Cocoa Nana Loaves
I found this recipe over at Return of the Yummy. Deep, intense chocolate flavor in these puppies.
The bread was good, but it was missing something. The fat content was a little low....some additional butter, sour cream, or yogurt would work.....but then I realized this recipe demands something different....so cream cheese, avocado, or even some stout would be the way I'd go next time. Avocado would just be plain fun. ;)
A little more chocolate chips next time too......cause there just is no such thing as too much chocolate.
I went with mini loaves to keep the bake time reasonable. Muffins would turn out beautifully as well.
Cocoa Nana Bread
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup soured milk
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs. Beat in both cocoa powders. Mix in the mashed bananas and milk. Add in flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon batter into greased, mini loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bread tests as done. Cool on a rack.