Hi Foodie Souls,
Welcome back again to my blog. So today’s recipe was suddenly planned and that too late night. Well, to be honest with you guys I am not much into baking bread but somehow I always wanted to give it a try. So ya this is my first attempt which luckily turned out to be good and delicious.
So the recipe is the Chocolate Banana Bread. Now in the first place why a banana bread? It’s because the recipe doesn’t require any yeast which most of the bread does, secondly it is super easy to bake and lastly, it was World Chocolate Day. So without wasting much of your time, let’s get into the recipe.
Ingredients you will need:
- Milk: 1/2 cup
- Lime juice: 1/4 tsp
- Ripped Banana: 3 pcs
- Melted Butter: 100 gms (around 1/2 cup)
- Vanilla Extract: 1/4 tsp
- Flour: 2 cups
- Cocoa Powder: 1/4 cup
- Powdered Sugar: 1/2 cup
- Baking Powder: 1 tbsp
- Baking Soda: 1/4 tsp
- Chocolate Chunks: 2 tbsp
- Chopped Walnuts: 1 tbsp
- Chocolate Chips: a handful
- Firstly, mix the milk and lime juice in a cup, mix it well and set aside for 10 mins.
- In a separate bowl take the bananas and mash them up nicely using a fork, then add the melted butter, vanilla extract and the prepared milk mixture. Mix all these up really well.
- Meanwhile, grease a 9-inch loaf pan with butter and place a parchment paper at the bottom of the pan and at this time preheat the oven at 160°C for 10 mins.
- Then in a separate bowl mix all the dry ingredients together, which is the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
- Once mixed evenly add these dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 2-3 batches. Use the cut and fold method to mix the batter. Then add the chocolate chunks and the walnuts into the batter.
- Transfer the prepared batter into the loaf pan and spread the mixture evenly, tap the pan nicely to bring out any air bubbles.
- Now garnish the top the bread with a handful of chocolate chips and place the pan in the preheated oven for 60 mins at 180°C.
- Once done insert a toothpick in the centre and check the bread, if done let the bread cool down completely to the room temperature.
- Run a knife around the edges to the pan to loosen up the bread and take it out of the tin and remove the parchment paper.
- Slice the bread with a sharp knife gradually and serve it with tea or coffee.
I hope you find this recipe easy and helpful. Do try out yourself and do let me know how it turned out in the comment section below or simply share your feedback on my Facebook or Instagram page.
Thanks for dropping by, until then keep smiling 🙂