Chocolate chips, chocolate and white, fill these yummy loaves. This is an extra yummy recipe to end Money Saving Mom’s 4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer series. I doubled this recipe, altered it a little, and made two loaves, one with mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and one with white chocolate chips. I didn’t use nuts because there are nut haters among us here at the Frugal and Healthful house. I feel an addition of walnuts or pecans would have been delicious.

Chocolate Banana Bread

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 stick butter, melted and cooled
  • 5 large ripe bananas, mashed well
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips stirred into each pan

Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Stir the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, applesauce and vanilla. Carefully fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined.

Pour into a greased loaf pan. Lightly mix in chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 65 minutes until the bread has risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and wrap in plastic wrap and foil or in a zip top bag. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Adapted from Joy of Baking

You could just smell the dark chocolate of the cocoa as I sliced into these loaves. I decided to slice half of each loaf and wrap the remaining bread for the freezer.

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