I stumbled on a recipe a while ago that I fell in love with which I've tweaked to my liking (and my taste testing crew's), that's now this insanely rich and dense monster of a dessert for breakfast. I make it at least once every few weeks..for myself or for friends.
I'm not counting calories, but for this chilly fall weekend that's coming to an end, nothing has been better than hot coffee and some thick chocolatey bread early in the AM while I'm still waking up.
This is probably one of the only things I'll ever be patient enough to spend over an hour waiting for in the oven. It takes a bit of extra time because of how wet the mixture is thanks to these super sweet bananas, so I would suggest making it ahead of schedule if you're planning this for your work week or for the weekend. But like I said before, it's worth it 100x over.
When everything is moving so fast, it's nice to take a step back, and enjoy the little moments of every day.
I always used to roll my eyes when my older friends told me that when I was still loving the care free college life, but I'm starting to notice it as my weekends getting shorter and days all of a sudden turning into months. I'm trying to appreciate everything a little more, take deeper breaths, notice the little things, and focus on what makes each day better than the last.
This bread being one of those things. Ok, so I really love food. But you'll thank me for giving you this recipe because it's the bombbb!
Anywho, enjoy this week! And happy eating!
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Makes 1 loaf
3 ripe bananas (crushed) and 1 banana cut in half for decoration on top if you choose
1 stick butter, melted
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a standard loaf pan and set aside
1. Using your electric stand mixer, or just a handheld mixer, blend the bananas and melted butter. Add the brown sugar, then the egg and vanilla.
2. Next, sift the dry ingredients together in a separate large bowl. On a medium speed in the stand mixer, or using your handheld, pour in the dry ingredients a little at a time, until the mixture is fully combined and just smooth.
3. Fold in the chocolate chips, then the walnuts, and pour into your loaf pan. Bake for 60 minutes, or until you can cleanly remove a knife from the loaf. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.