Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Chocolate Banana Bread | Wheat Flour Chocolate Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread, a delicious and easy to make bread with wonderful banana & chocolate flavor. This bread is mildly sweet, so soft and tastes best with a cup of coffee or tea and it can also be served as breakfast.

I have been baking banana bread for years now and it's our absolute favorite bread and the recipe here is a fool proof one, whenever I had some over ripe banana sitting at the counter, i would have made them without a second thought. 

A few months back, for a change I wanted to try something different, so I tried this chocolate banana bread, i had kept that basic banana bread recipe as the base for this recipe, to my surprise it turned out so good on my first attempt itself. 
Right from childhood, in our family, we have the habit of eating bananas after dinner. Yeah, so contrary to the western world where bananas are mostly eaten for breakfast, hence we always have bananas at our home. 

Unlike in India, here we don't have the luxury of going out everyday to buy fresh produce on a daily basis, so we buy the needed bananas for a week and therefore if we don't consume it daily,  there would be a  lot of over ripe bananas. 

Two weeks back, we both were little under the weather and couldn't eat any fruits, so baked this chocolate banana bread & some banana muffin and relished it for the next few days. 

Between bananas are so great in baking, it gives wonder texture and flavor to the baked goods. It also helps to reduce the oil/butter quantity in the baked goods without affecting the taste and softness.

When I served these bread slices along with some tea for our guests who had visited us over the holidays, they liked it very much and said it's so moist and delicious like the store bought ones.Do i need to say more about this bread ?? If you're a chocolate lover, do give this bread a try, I'm sure that you would be amazed by its texture and taste.

Coming to today's recipe, even with the wheat flour, the texture of the bread is so amazing and you can't even tell that it's made with wheat flour, all credits to those wonderful bananas. 

Next, i have added some dark chocolate chunks because i like that little bit of  bitterness from dark chocolate, but if you don't like it or bake it for kids, you can use the semi dark chocolate or milk chocolate chunks or chips. 

Also adding nuts in this bread is totally optional, i have added some on top mostly in the sense of decoration, but again if you like it, you can add more or even mix it with the batter also. 

 That's it, now let's check out on how to make this wonderful chocolate banana bread.

Chocolate Banana Bread | Chocolate Bread

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 40 minsServes : 2 mini loaf 
Recipe Category: Bread | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Chocolate banana bread, chocolate bread, wheat flour banana bread, wheat flour chocolate bread Chocolate Banana Bread, a delicious and easy to make bread with wonderful banana & chocolate flavor.
Wheat flour/Aata - 3/4 cup*
All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Banana - 1 (big)
Light Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 3/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Egg -1 
Milk - 1/3 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Vanilla Extract - 1/2 tsp
Dark Chocolate - 1/4 cup 
Pecans - as needed(optional)
* Instead of wheat flour, you can use all purpose flour too 

Preheat the oven @ 350 F

Peel the banana and add in into the bowl and mash the banana with fork. Then add the brown sugar into the mashed bananas.
Next add the white sugar & crack open a egg(for eggless version, add 1/4 cup of yogurt) in to the bowl  & add the vanilla extract.
Next add the oil and milk whisk it until all mix together well.
To the wet ingredients shift the dry ingredients(wheat flour, all purpose flour, cocoa powder cinnamon powder,baking soda & salt.) Mix the dry ingredients with wet ingredients without any lumps and then add the roughly chopped dark chocolate. Mix it gently.
Pour the batter into the buttered & floured loaf pan(5.75 x 3 inch) and topped it with few nuts(purely optional). Bake it in the preheated oven for 40-45 mins or until the tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Keep the pan in the wire rack for few mins, gently flip the pan,the bread will come out of the pan easily, keep the bread on wire rack until it's completely cooled.
Tasty & Soft Banana Chocolate Bread is ready. Slice and serve.

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  • Instead of wheat flour / atta flour, you can use the regular all purpose flour also.
  • Adding nuts on the top is purely optional, you can skip that.
  • Stay well for 1-3 days in room temperature or put it in ziplock pack or air tight container and store in refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Instead of dark chocolate, you can used milk chocolate, semi sweet chocolate or chocolate chips too.
  • I have used my mini loaf pan. The dimension is  5.75 x 3 inch
  • You can use up to 1/2 cup of white sugar for sweet bread.

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