‘Everything goes as long as it has chocolate in it’ ! And that’s very true about any thing (baked or otherwise) that comes out of my kitchen. Hardly surprising is it? I think I won’t be terribly way off if I stated that ‘Chocolate makes the world go around’ 🙂 While we are on this topic – here are some delectable quotes on chocolate:
“What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.”― Katharine Hepburn
“The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare…neither knew chocolate.”― Sandra Boynton
Now that I have convinced everyone about the goodness of chocolate (not that I needed to try ‘hard’! ) , I present you with my ‘Chocolatey Banana Bread’ ! I cannot take credit for coming up with this idea – Julie from ‘Julie’s family kitchen’ sometime back baked a chocolatey banana loaf which was my inspiration! Thanks Julie!. The moment I saw that I wondered why I had never thought of it myself considering my thoughts on chocolate above and the fact that I bake banana bread relentlessly – yes! almost every weekend!.. (in fact I would be making it every single weekend if my husband did not end up sometimes stealing and eating my left over ripe bananas 🙁 ). So anyways, as far as adding chocolate – better late than never, right!? So basically I just decided to stick to my original banana nut recipe (I have it by heart now, gosh! baking it so often!) and just made some changes – replaced part of the flour with cocoa and then also replaced some part of the flour with whole wheat and finally also decided to add dates last minute which also helped to cut down on the sugar! See the amazing impact of chocolate ? – It even makes you think healthier ! 🙂 I also added chocolate chips to make it ‘double chocolatey’ and also walnuts which we all love in our banana bread.
So as you might have guessed by now, this chocolatey banana bread will replace the banana bread in my house now ….and I made an additional loaf this weekend so I can bring it over to Angie’s for Fiesta Friday party! Cheers to Chocolate! I think it pairs well with Angie’s Latin Lovers 🙂