What do I do when I have leftovers of some random ingredient like blood orange glaze? I come up with another new recipe! Ha! I actually love the combination of chocolate and citrus, particularly orange. So when I had leftover blood orange glaze from these happy little donuts and some overripe bananas begging to be made into bread, I whipped up a chocolate version of our favorite banana bread recipe from Rem’s mom by adding some cocoa powder, chocolate chips and greek yogurt.
The chocolate banana bread itself was enough to swoon over, but the addition of blood orange glaze spooned over the top shot the flavor through the roof. Because we’d had about enough sugar in the house when I made this, I took most of it to work and the girls raved over it. They seriously said, that’s the fanciest banana bread I’ve ever seen.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup butter, at room temp
- 2 cups flour (1 cup self-rising, 1 cup AP)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 2 large, ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/3-1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 recipe of blood orange glaze
- 2 thinly sliced blood oranges, de-seeded.
Preheat oven to 350. Spray loaf pan with baking spray.
Cream butter & sugar until fluffy.
Sift flour, soda and cocoa powder into mixture.
Add eggs one at a time and beat well for each.
Add yogurt, mashed bananas, and vanilla blending until well combined.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Run a thin knife along the edge to ensure loosens from pan and allow to cool a few minutes in the pan. Turn out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
Top with glaze and sliced oranges.
Enjoy! <3 K&R