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For those who know me personally, you know that I’ve been on a weight loss journey through the hospital where I had Meghan. It is a medically driven program mostly includes meeting with a doctor once a week to discuss progress, have blood drawn every 4 weeks to see how my body is reacting to everything. Obviously I love to bake, so I’ve had to be very selective with it. However I won’t stop because baking allows me to release some stress and to be honest, I simply love doing it. I love the look Plus Myke loves when I bake and that’s good enough for me.
I’ve made this version of banana bread twice now and both times, it was delicious. I found it on Pinterest years ago and I’m so happy that I pinned it and remembered I had! I thought it would be fun to share the recipe again here for those who would like to try it for themselves.
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 overripe bananas
- ½ cup oil
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1¼ cup chocolate chips
Butter a 9×5 inch non-stick loaf pan (or use cooking spray).
In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the oil, sugar, egg and vanilla and stir until combined.
Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.
Add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the mixture and stir until evenly distributed.
Transfer the batter into a loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips on top.
Put the chocolate banana bread loaf pan in the oven and bake for 50 minutes. Check loaf with a toothpick at the end of 50 minutes.
My personal experience tips:
- If you butter the loaf pan, sprinkle
cocoapowder in the pan and make sure to hit the sides of the pan to get the powder distributed at the bottom of the pan and the sides as best as possible.
- I always use milk chocolate chip whenever I bake anything (Per Myke’s loving demands). These are the ones I use every time.
- When you’re checking the bread to see if it’s done, make sure you don’t hit a chocolate chip so you can tell if the loaf is actually baked through.