Chocolate Banana Bread


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, opt.


In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, bananas, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to the banana mixture and mix just until combined. Fold in nuts, if desired. Transfer to a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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