Coffee pairing - double chocolate banana bread


Chocolate. Bananas. Cocoa. Easy. Delicious.

Pair up this recipe with a mug of our Fuss Studio Blend coffee for a wonderful treat.

We found this recipe at Smitten Kitchen, a great source for recipes that always turn out well.

Here's the ingredient list:

Double chocolate banana bread goes so well with Sparkplug Coffee! 

Double chocolate banana bread goes so well with Sparkplug Coffee! 

  • 3 big & very ripe bananas (to make a heaping cup when mashed)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons very fine grind coffee 
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces or 170 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips

Sound good? Have everything on hand? 

Make it:

This is a typical quick bread recipe and mixes up very quickly. 

  • Heat oven to 350F 
  • Mash bananas and mix in wet ingredients 
    • melted butter
    • brown sugar (yes, technically it's not a wet ingredient but does get added here)
    • egg
    • vanilla 
  • In a separate bowl, mix together sifted dry ingredients - everything left except the chocolate chips 
  • Stir dry into wet (don't overmix!) then stir in chocolate chips
  • Pour into a buttered & floured loaf pan
  • Bake about 60 minutes until done
  • Enjoy! 

Here's a link to Smitten Kitchen's recipe with more detailed instructions.

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