Chocolate Banana Nut Bread
A delicious, moist, easy to make chocolate banana quick bread. Made with cocoa powder and applesauce - this decadent bread is almost guilt free. Don't waste those brown bananas anymore!
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa heaping
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large very ripe bananas
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 2 tablespoon walnuts almonds or other nut, crushed
- optional 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°
Grease/spray a loaf pan.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder. I use a whisk.
In a small bowl mash bananas with fork or your preferred method.
Mix eggs, oil and applesauce into mashed bananas.
Add mashed banana mix to flour mix. Stir until blended - do not over mix.
(optional) Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle nuts on top. Bake for 55 - 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan and let it cool completely on wire rack. Enjoy : )