Chocolate Banana Bread

Calling all the monkeys!

Yield: 1 loaf

You will need:

  • 3 medium bananas, ripe
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or line a 9×5 bread loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mash bananas. It is okay to have small chunks of banana, but you want them mashed.
  • Add in the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients (hold off on chocolate chips) and mix until well incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl between mixes!
  • Fold in chocolate chips and pour the banana bread batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes, check on the bread after the first 40 minutes. You can use a toothpick to test if it is fully cooked in the center.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, slice and enjoy!

My favorite toppings and mix ins:

  • Peanut butter
  • Nutella
  • A little bit of cinnamon
  • Raisins
  • Go nuts and add walnuts

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