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Chocolate Banana Bread

"Nothing tops old-fashioned banana bread, except maybe this chocolate version from Connie Deke, DeWitt, Nebraska. Each slice is studded with nuts."
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1 h 20 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, bananas, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to the banana mixture and mix just until combined. Fold in nuts if desired. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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For me, this was a five-star recipe with the following additions: 1/8c more cocoa powder, about 1/4c more sugar, 1 additional egg, about 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp nutmeg. I used walnuts and a...

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I liked the color and texture, but as stated in other reviews, I thought it needed a bit more chocolate flavor. I will make it again but next time with chocolate chips instead of nuts. I bet t...

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For me, this was a five-star recipe with the following additions: 1/8c more cocoa powder, about 1/4c more sugar, 1 additional egg, about 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp nutmeg. I used walnuts and a...

I liked the color and texture, but as stated in other reviews, I thought it needed a bit more chocolate flavor. I will make it again but next time with chocolate chips instead of nuts. I bet t...

This bread is delicious. The only reason I am giving it four stars is because I would have liked a little more chocolate-y taste. But, I'll just add chocolate chips next time...and there will ...

I took wannabebaker's suggestions and upped the cocoa, only I did another 1/4 c. and cut back on the flour by 1/4 c. I also upped the sugar by 1/4 c. and added 1/4 c. of sour cream for tang. Thi...

This banana bread is a huge hit with my boyfriend and my coworkers! I substituted choc. chips in place of the nuts, but I think it made the bread even better! My coworkers have even requested me...

awesome! i followed other reviewers' advice and added a bit more cocoa, a hearty sprinkle of cinnamon, and grated nutmeg. I used 5 ripe bananas and substituted chocolate chips for nuts.

I followed the recipe exactly as stated, except I did not use nuts, since I didn't have any. I thought the bread was really good, although my husband thought it was lacking flavor. My bigges...

Excellent!

just wonderful. used the dark chocolate cocoa which just added to the fabulous taste.