Banana Chocolate Breads
Itís fun to help a recipe evolve. This one started out as a chocolate banana muffin, but then I decided that it would be fabulous as little loaves. If you canít find mini-loaf pans, donít worry. You can bake the batter in an ordinary muffin pan. See how things evolve?
7 ounces semisweet
chocolate, coarsely chopped, divided
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C)
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 3 ounces chocolate on Medium (50%) for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until chocolate is shiny and almost melted. Stir until smooth. Let cool slightly.
In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, oil, sour cream, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Mix in melted chocolate.
Stir flour mixture into banana mixture just until combined. Stir in walnuts and remaining chocolate. Scoop batter into prepared pans.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cakes cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer to rack and let cool completely.
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