Chocolate Banana Bread

This recipe is taken from the 2003 Milk Calendar. The addition of cocoa to this quick bread gives a chocolate flavour but doesn’t take away from the good nutrition of bananas and Milk. A sweet treat your family will love.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 1 h
Yields 1 loaf
chocolate banana bread

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) butter softened
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) mashed ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups (560 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk soured* or buttermilk
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped toasted walnuts

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 ºF (180 ºC). Lightly butter or spray 9 x 5-inch (23 x 13 cm) loaf pan.

In large bowl, using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in banana, eggs and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir into banana mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of flour and 2 of milk. Stir in walnuts.

Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 60 min or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 5 min. Turn out onto rack to cool completely.

Tips

*To sour milk, spoon 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice or white vinegar into measuring cup; pour in enough milk to make 1 cup (250 mL). Let stand for 5 min, then stir.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 346 Calories
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 47 g
Fat: 16 g
Fibre: 2.6 g
Sodium: 295 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 6 % / 67 mg
Folate: 24 %
Magnesium: 20 %
Thiamin: 19 %
Iron: 16 %