It is that time of year, we are filling our freezer up with lots of unbaked items. I was gifted with some coco-nibs. I wanted to find a way to really highlight them. I like the flavor of the bananas with the roasted earthiness of the coco nibs. Now I, personally would like this bread with just the coco nibs and no chocolate but they are not sweet and I did not think my family would like the bread with only the nibs, So I added some chopped chocolate to sweeten things up a bit. Actually the crunch of the nibs with the creamy chocolate go really nice together.
I made two small loaf and froze one loaf unbaked. I will bake it frozen, it only add 5-10 minutes more. Enjoy!
Banana Coco-nib Bread
3 ripe bananas
1 cup evaporated cain or sugar
1 TBL vanilla
1/4 cup mild flavored olive oil
1/4 cup melted butter, cooled
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup bittersweet chopped chocolate or chips
3 TBL coco nibs
Pre-heat oven 325 ˚F
In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
In another bowl mashed bananas and sugar together. Then add the rest of wet ingredients. Stir together and add to dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate and coco nibs. Grease one large or two small loaf pans. Pour batter in pans and bake 45-55 minutes. until center inserted with a skewer and comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes and then remove from pan.