Last week my fruit basket was filled with bananas. Some how my husband and I both shopped for them and ended up with two bunches of bananas at home. So I thought to make use of some bananas by making the bread. Since I had already prepared banana walnut bread, I thought of making chocolate pecan this time. The bananas were ripe enough which was perfect for baking. The flavor of banana and chocolate while baking was irresistible. My 19 month old son was not ready to come out of the kitchen until I removed the bread out of the oven. He loved having it more than anyone!
All purpose flour-1 3/4 cup
Granulated white sugar-1 cup
Baking powder-1 tsp
Baking soda-1/4 tsp
Dark chocolate chips-1/2 cup
Pecans and walnut-1/4 cup each toasted and chopped
Unsweetened dutch processed cocoa powder-1/4 cup
Unsalted butter– 1/2 cup melted and brought to room temperature
Large eggs-2 at room temperature
Pure vanilla extract– 1tsp
Ripe bananas-3 mashed
Pre heat oven to 350°F. Whisk all the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder) together.
In a separate bowl mix vanilla extract to lightly beaten eggs, add in the melted butter and give it a nice stir.
Add the mixture slowly to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Now add the mashed bananas, nuts and chocolate chips, mix lightly until just combined . Do not over mix the components.
Add the mixture into 9X5 inch loaf pan greased with baking spray or oil.
Bake for 60-65 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.