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I'll have bread for dessert, please!

I originally drooled over this at Rachel vs. The Kitchen. I found out that she drooled over it at The Sisters' Cafe. And I found out that they drooled over it at Cooking Pleasures. Funny how recipes make their rounds, huh? The pictures had me drooling...not to mention, chocolate + bananas = delicious! The original recipe called for a 60-70 minute cooking time. This absolutely amazed me because I knew if I cooked it that long it would NOT be moist (although all of their pictures were). So, I started checking early (about the same time I check my banana bread)...and sure enough, 45 minutes was perfect for mine. So, know your oven & trust your instincts. Plus, I had to throw some sea salt in there...salt is a flavor enhancer and there wasn't any in the original recipe. I added one less banana than the original recipe, which in hindsight, may be the reason that it didn't take as long to cook. So, if you throw in another banana, it may take the whole 60-some minutes. Anyhoo...feast your eyes on this...

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

by girlichef -adapted from Cooking Pleasures

1 c. sugar

2 lg. eggs

1/3 c. vegetable oil

3/4-1 c. mashed bananas (from 2 super-ripe bananas)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 c. flour

1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

Couple big pinches of Fleur de Sel

1 tsp. baking soda

1 c. chocolate chips (all one or 1/2 & 1/2 semi-sweet & milk)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or spray your loaf pan.

Beat sugar, eggs and oil until fluffy. Beat in bananas and vanilla.

Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in seperate bowl. Beat into wet ingredients until just combined.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Spoon into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes.

Transfer to wire rack to cool. I liked it warm...mmmm.

Be sure to pass your mixing bowl and spoon to someone to make sure it's cleaned up really well before washing ;) ...and don't forget to eat your greens (and then send me a link)!