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Chocolate Banana Bread with Carob Powder

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Chocolate banana bread, what’s not to like? I love just about anything with chocolate, add some bananas and it makes it seem a little healthier, right? Oh well…that’s what I tell myself when a eat a big slice for breakfast. Actually in this recipe which I found here. I substituted the cocoa powder with Carob powder. Never heard of it? I won a contest over at It’s a Harley Life and one of the products was Carob Powder. I had never heard of it. So I did a Google search and  found out what an amazing product this is. I was skeptical of course. I have heard this song and dance before. Sure it tastes like chocolate. 😉 I was pleasantly surprised. It is as good and obviously much better for you as cocoa powder but without all the negatives like caffeine and theobromine  Read more about  the health benefits here. I was quite amazed, no one was able to tell the difference. It’s definitely going to be a staple in my home.

You’ll need:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup Sucanat/sugar
2 eggs
3 bananas mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/1/2 cups whole wheat flour/white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda,
2 tablespoon carob powder/ unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup sour cream light
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a bowl cream your butter, sugar, eggs and bananas together. Add vanilla extract and mix in.

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Sift in the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder.

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Mix until well blended.
Stir in sour cream.

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Fold in chocolate chips.

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Pour into a greased 9×5 loaf pan.

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Bake in a preheated 350 F for 1 hour or a inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool and eat.

 

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Ingredients
  • You'll need:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup Sucanat/sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/1/2 cups whole wheat flour/white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda,
  • 2 tablespoon carob powder/ unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ cup sour cream light
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a bowl cream your butter, sugar, eggs and bananas together.
  2. Add vanilla extract and mix in.
  3. Sift in the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder.
  4. Mix until well blended.
  5. Stir in sour cream.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Pour into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 F for 1 hour or a inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool and eat

                                       

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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Banana Bread with Carob Powder”

  1. April Harris says:

    This looks like a delicious bread, Diane. I love that you have used carob powder in it!

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks April. I was amazed at how good the carob powder tasted. I will be using it from now on. 🙂

  2. Judith Lloy says:

    I haven’t had chocolate banana bread in years. This looks delicious!

  3. Nicole Neverman says:

    This looks delicious, Diane! I have always loved banana bread and adding chocolate make it even better. If you had a moment, I would be delighted if you’d pop on over to my blog and add this (and maybe 2 others!) to the #PureBlogLove link party 🙂

    http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz

    1. Diane says:

      I linked up. Thanks for the sweet comment and invite. 🙂

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    Your Chocolate Banana Bread looks delicious. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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