- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan (9x5x3 inch) with baking spray or grease and flour, which ever you like.
- In a large bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. Gently fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, just until blended. Add chocolate chips and nuts.
- Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake until bread has risen and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, approx 55-65 minutes. Place on rack to cool for 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely on rack.
Notes on this bread:
Needs more chocolate -- seriously, if I'm going to take the time to make something that has 'chocolate' in the title -- it should taste like chocolate. Don't get me wrong, this is a decent quick bread, but needs some tweaking before it can be added to my 'favorites list'. I will definitely make this again, but add some melted baking chocolate (2 oz ??) to the batter, use brown sugar instead of white sugar, and also use two different kinds of chips (white chocolate and semi-sweet). Then, I think, it would be chocolatey enough for me !
More tomorrow on the sewing part of the weekend.