Friday, February 17, 2012

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
My mom takes full advantage of my love for baking by asking me to bake things for her to take to other dawats (desi gathering) and such.  She wanted banana bread, but I thought, why not make it chocolate chip banana bread instead since I have all the ingredients.  So my mom decided to take this to a Halaqa (Muslim gathering) where apparently it was a hit with the men (the women's side didn't get any!).  Who doesn't like chocolate and bananas?! Anyways, this is pretty delicious bread so you should definitely give this recipe a try!
Oh on a side note, this will have you house smelling AMAZING and fresh out of the oven taste SO GOOD! :D

Ingredients for the Bread!
Ingredients (makes one loaf):
non-stick baking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 eggs, beaten
  • 4 medium very ripe bananas (riper the better!)
  • 1/8 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon poweder (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray 9x5 inch loaf pan.
3. Mash the bananas so no large pieces remain.
4. In a bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. 
5. In another bowl, cream together melted butter and brown sugar.
Dry ingredients to the left and eggs and vanilla extract to the right
6. Stir in beaten eggs and mashed bananas into wet ingredients (mixture 5). 
7. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture.  Stir to just moisten, do not over stir. 
8. Fold in chocolate chips.
9. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. 
10. Top with cinnamon powder and about 10 chocolate chips.   
11. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes.  If you insert a toothpick, it should come out clean, indicating it is done. 
12. Cool for about 10 minutes before cutting.
13. ENJOY!


  1. Omg that looks soo yummy....must have all of it immediately!

    1. HAHA, people think I have these foods all the time at my house now! Truth is, they are gone pretty fast! You are welcome over anytime!

  2. I just made this Banana bread and it turned out really good and delicious. I thought I did something wrong because it wasn't as dark as yours (yes, I know stupid thinking...but hey I am a first timer lol) but it turned out great. Perfect!! My parents loved it and told me that I should bake more often. I told them about you and they suggested me to keep learning from you. Haha.I will not ignore this suggestion of theirs. LOL! Thanks Maryam...I think I might actually get inspired and start cooking/baking.

    1. Awww, thanks so much Jaspreet. You have no idea how happy this makes me feel! That I can make people that normally do not cook/bake, and show them that it's really not that difficult at all! You are a prime example that cooking really isn't that hard, you just need the right motivation and inspiration from people around you! Tell your parents not to worry and I will keep posting delicious recipes for you to make and feed them! :D