Friday, February 15, 2013

20(ish)--- Chocolate-Covered Banana Bread

You know those chocolate-covered-nut-rolled frozen bananas that you get at Disneyland? I'm a fan.

This bread is sort of like that.

Without the lines and velour sweatsuits.

Chocolate-Covered Banana Bread
Makes one loaf

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup cake flour
1/2 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups mashed bananas
1/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
5 oz dark chocolate, melted
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9x5" loaf pan with baking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa powder, and baking powder.

In a larger mixing bowl, use a mixer to combine sugars, egg, vanilla, milk, and mashed bananas.  Mix in dry ingredients by hand, just until combined.  Fold in melted chocolate until evenly mixed.

Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan, then sprinkle mini chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts onto batter, using the back of a spoon to lightly press them in.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing from pan and slicing.


  1. This bread looks perfect! Love all of the chocolate!

  2. O my goodness, send me to heaven, this chocolate covered banana bread looks wonderful!