Banana and Chocolate Bread

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This is a slightly different banana bread recipe; it has chocolate chips, cocoa and a touch of sour cream. Delicious!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 250g margarine, softened
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 6 bananas, mashed
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
    • 1 cup light sour cream
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease two 23x13cm loaf tins.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together margarine, sugar and eggs. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Sift in flour, bicarb soda and cocoa; mix well. Blend in sour cream and chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared tins.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into centre of loaf comes out clean.

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    Excellent! We've made this several times and have found that baking it in a bundt pan makes it extra pretty and you need use just one pan. We bake it for about 90 minutes.  -  07 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Fabulous! I had some sour cream and very ripe bananas to use up, so I tried this recipe. So glad I did! Both the banana and chocolate flavors came through. Modifications: 1) Used regular sour cream and mini chocolate chips because that's what I had on hand. With mini chocolate chips, chocolate flavor is more evenly distributed. Since my bananas were small, I used 7. 2) Whisked dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder) together in one bowl and created a hole in the middle. In another bowl, mixed the wet ingredients (margarine, white sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract). Then poured the wet mixture and sour cream in the middle of the dry ingredients and mixed by hand until just incorporated. Finally, stirred in the chips. This method will prevent tough bread. 3) Instead of two big loaves, I made 8 mini loaves with the batter and baked them for 35 minutes. Less time and easier to share with friends. This tastes more like a loaf cake than traditional banana bread, so this will not replace my tried and true banana nut bread recipe. However, this will be a wonderful addition to my repertoire, especially when I want to impress guests with an unique homemade baked treat. *Update on 9/22/06: Made bread with regular semi-sweet chocolate chips and mini chips many time with great success. Today used white chips, and they dissolved into gooey, sticky mess that stuck to the bottom of the pans and left ugly holes throughout the loaves.  -  10 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I've been meaning to rate this recipe for a while...let's just say that it's one of my FAVORITE things to bake. First of all, if you love chocolate, you need to try this. Second, if you want a spin on traditional banana bread, this is it! I personally did not find the chocolate overwhelming (you can definitely tell it's banana bread), in fact, I threw in extra chocolate chips! I also added some walnuts for texture. The recipe is simple, and quick to throw together...I did extend the baking time a little though. Try won't regret it!  -  06 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)