April 26, 2012

Banana-Chocolate Bread

Today's bread is my son’s absolute favorite. He loves chocolate in about anything; pancakes, cookies, pies, roti anything at all. If you ask him if he likes to eat something, his question would be does it have chocolate in it? So when I saw this Banana-Chocolate bread recipe in Everyday Food magazine, I just had to make it. 

This is a quick bread which almost has a cake-like moist texture. Since I have both bread & cake in the same sentence, I started to think what the difference between bread and cake is – you have banana bread and then you have banana cake. I wasn’t sure and then when I googled it, I found that David Lebovitz also has the same question. At that point, I stopped looking for an answer and went to enjoy my banana bread.

I used half whole wheat pastry flour and half AP flour to make it a little healthy.


Ingredients
All-purpose flour – 1 cup 
Whole-wheat Pastry flour - 2/3 cup
Unsalted Butter - 1/2cup (1 stick), at room temperature
Baking Soda - 1tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 11/4 cups
Eggs - 1 large, room temperature
Mashed overripe Bananas - 1.5cups (from 4 medium bananas)
Sour cream - 2tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1tsp
Semi sweet/ Bitter sweet chocolate - 6 oz, chopped (I used some semi-sweet chocolate chips along with some chopped milk chocolate)

Method:
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 9"x5" loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, salt and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light fluffy, using a electric mixer, 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping the sides as needed.
  • Beat in bananas, sour cream and vanilla.
  • Beat in flour mixture and chocolate on medium sped.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake until the cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10minutes, then remove onto a cooling rack to completely cool down.
 

Let's check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked for Day 4 of BM# 15.

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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful loaf of bread you have baked.

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  2. Pavani, I really won't care about the name, the dish looks so inviting and awesome that it might get over before you even contemplate!..I might try this without that egg..thank you!

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  3. looks awesome...cant wait to try your recipe
    Tasty Appetite

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  4. Looks absolutely inviting, so soft and I wish I could just grab it from the screen. Very well done!!!Jayanthi(www.sizzlingveggies.com)

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  5. I've never baked banana bread... and have been bookmarking recipes and I had the same question... Coz it seems to be practically cake... I guess it's time bake this deliciousness... who cares if it's cake or bread as long as it's yummy... :)

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  6. Looks very appealing. This one is my daughter's fa orite too and I bake an eggless version.

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  7. Choco banana is my new favorite combination. I too am looking to try out your version minus the eggs

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  8. Banana chocolate cake is my new favourite...am eager to try out your version now...the slices cooling on the rack are begging to be devoured!

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  9. That's an delectable bread....

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  10. Yet another perfect bread post from you! Love the click!

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  11. Wat a fabulous combo,wish to have few slices rite now.

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  12. wow delicious recipe,luks so soft and perfect...

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  13. Chocolate in roti?! I love the concept :)
    The banana chocolate bread looks wonderful.

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  14. Bread looks perfect and the clicks are gorgeous.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  15. wow..looks cool..lovely bread ,wonderfully baked with amazing texture and flavor.

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  16. i was planning to make that bread

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  17. Cool bread.. Like it much....

    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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