Oh my gosh, this banana bread is so good. It’s moist, not too sweet, and has a great balance of spices and dark, bitter chocolate. Not to mention, it’s not too bad for you. If you have bananas getting all spotty and brown, just keep them and make this bread. It’s so worth it. I’ve even been known to buy bananas just to let them turn black so I could make this banana bread. It’s that good.
Adapted from Tiffin Tales
3/4 c brown sugar, loose
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into cubes
1 large egg, beaten
3 medium-size, very ripe (black) bananas, mashed
3 T organic vanilla yogurt
1/2 t vanilla extract
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
pinch of salt (optional)
2 c all purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 c bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 c walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
I served this with nutmeg scented whipped cream. To make the whipped cream, blend 1/4 c heavy whipping cream, a drop of vanilla extract, a gentle grating of fresh nutmeg, and a pinch of cinnamon sugar until you see firm ripples form. That’s it.