Mexican Chocolate Banana Bread
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 55 mins
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Mexican Chocolate Banana Bread is a rich tasting and very chocolate-y banana bread enhanced with a little cinnamon.
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, dark
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (reduce to 1/4 if using salted butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (4 1/2 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1 generous cup of mashed bananas (about 3)
  • 3/4 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips.
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan or line the inside with nonstick foil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, oil, brown sugar and cocoa powder until smooth. Whisk in the egg, and vanilla.
  3. Whisk in baking soda, salt and cinnamon until fully blended.
  4. Add flour and stir until it is absorbed, then stir in mashed bananas and chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer to the loaf pan and sprinkle more chocolate chips on top if desired.
  6. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then loosen with a knife and let cool completely before removing from the pan. If you used a foil lined pan, just let it cool in the pan and then lift it out.
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