Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Ingredients

For the Banana Bread:
    • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 4 small overripe bananas, mashed or pureed
    • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
For the Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp. semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9 x 5 inch bread pan with cooking spray.
    2. Lightly dust the inside of the pan with flour and set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda and whisk to combine.
    4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat softened butter, brown sugar, and cane sugar until smooth and fluffy.
    5. Beat in eggs and mashed bananas until combined.
    6. Add dry ingredients and chocolate chips and mix until combined, being careful not to overmix the batter.
    7. Pour into the prepared bread pan and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour.
    8. Let cool in the pan for about 1 hour before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

To prepare the topping
  1. combine heavy cream and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook the mixture, whisking continuously, until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add vanilla extract and butter and whisk until butter is melted.
  4. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips.
  5. Let sit for 2-3 minutes before whisking until combined.
  6. Allow the topping to cool completely.
  7. When ready to serve, place a shallow dish below the cooling rack to catch any excess topping. Drizzle chocolate topping over the banana bread, slice, and serve.
  8. ENJOY!
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