double chocolate banana dessert bread

double chocolate banana dessert bread

“Family Springtime Celebrations” is the theme of this month’s Recipe Redux, so it’s perfect timing for me to share this oh-so-yummy family-friendly recipe. And no, I didn’t sneak kale or anything weird in here! This is just what you think it is … a chocolate lover’s quick bread that has plenty of banana goodness and mouthwatering moistness. Enjoy it as a snack or, as the name implies, dessert. A healthy-ish dessert, that is! You can even grill up a thick slice of the chocolatey bread and top it while warm with mashed raspberries or with a scoop of plant-based ice cream! Perhaps I’m a bit odd, but my favorite way to eat this is semi-frozen and thinly sliced. (That’s how my mom used to serve her banana bread for an afterschool treat!) Try it any way you like, including as part of a springtime holiday table. But, most importantly, try it!

double chocolate banana dessert bread

Yield: 14 servings

Serving size: 1 slice

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour or flour of choice (divided)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup no-shell roasted and salted pistachios
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (divided)
  • 1 cup turbinado or coconut sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
Read the whole recipe on tasteovers by jackie