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Sunday afternoon... what better than a bit of banana bread and a cup of coffee to wrap it up? And what about we add chocolate to that banana bread? Yum!
As usual, ripe bananas are the trick to amazing flavor...
3 ripe bananas mashed
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 F
Cream together butter and sugar. Stir in the yogurt. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla, bananas and chocolate chips. Do not add the cocoa powder yet! Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Now divide the batter in half (approximately). To half of the batter, add the cocoa powder. Mix well but try not to overmix. On a loaf pan, alternatively add the cocoa powder and the plain batter by tablespoonfuls. Swirl with a knife to create the marble effect. As you see mine was not quite marbled at the beginning of the loaf but it sure was as you got to the middle of it. Bake for about 60 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.
This bread comes out moist and soft and bitting into the chocolate chips with the flavor of the banana still in your mouth... hmm! Enjoy!