• 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups ripe bananas, mashed, about 4 bananas
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter and flour 9x5-inch loaf pan.

Note: To help preserve any banana chunks in mashed bananas, it is best to mix by hand. However, if keeping the chunky bananas isn't important, use a stand mixer, but mix only until just combined. Avoid over mixing the batter.

In a medium bowl, whisk together butter and eggs. Stir in mashed bananas, vanilla and salt. In a large bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing until combined. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven on center rack for 50 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Place loaf pans on a wire rack to cool.

Recipe reprinted by permission of CHEFS. All rights reserved.

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