I thought it was our secretary's birthday. So I wanted to make her something chocolate-y and delicious. I came up with this little recipe. It was perfect.
Except today wasn't her birthday. In fact, this isn't even the right season for her birthday. It's in October. Got it. But I'm pretty sure she still appreciated the loaf of chocolate banana bread goodness.
ps. This pretty is inspired by but not at all connected to the chocolate chocolate chip banana bread by Joy the Baker. :) Though I made that too.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk*
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup chocolate chips
* buttermilk can be mimicked by adding 1/2 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice to milk to equal 1/2 cup. Let set at room temperature at least 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix together sugar and oil until combined. In separate bowl, mash bananas. Add bananas, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla to sugar/oil mixture and stir thoroughly.
In separate bowl wisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa. Add to wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Grease the sides and bottom of two (2) 9x5" loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.