What better way to make use of the overly ripe bananas sitting on your counter than by whipping up a quick batch of double chocolate pecan banana bread? The pecans give a nice little crunch to this decadent recipe. Some may say this recipe is too sweet to enjoy for breakfast, but I say life is too short to unnecessarily limit your breakfast choices. Treat yourself to a slice any time of the day! It’s also a good, quick option if you need to make a sweet treat for somebody.
I like to use Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder (this post isn’t sponsored or anything, I just REALLY like that product!). I’ve tried a few other brands and they just don’t compare. The regular cocoa powder is okay – but the dark cocoa powder really creates a deep, rich flavor that is just incredible. Using part brown sugar also contributes to the delightful flavor. Brown sugar contains molasses, which adds to the depth of flavor in this recipe (and any recipe you use brown sugar in).
This double chocolate pecan banana bread recipe uses both natural and chemical leavening agents to make the banana bread rise. Banana bread actually became popular along with chemical leavening agents baking soda and baking powder. Prior to that, bananas didn’t often appear as ingredients in dessert recipes. With how common it is to see bananas used in dessert recipes, I was surprised to read that they weren’t utilized for desserts in the United States until about 60 years after they were brought over from Jamaica.
Enjoy a slice of this delicious banana bread for breakfast or brunch! It pairs wonderfully with a good cup of coffee, or glass of milk. This banana bread recipe is also sweet enough to be enjoyed as a dessert following your meal. One of my favorite ways to eat a slice of this decadent double chocolate pecan banana bread is warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Now that I think about it, it would also be great with bourbon pecan ice cream. There is really no wrong way to enjoy this.
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