This rich and delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Banana Bread makes a great breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Hi, friends. I’m sorry I’ve been a little quiet the past few days, but I’ve been spending a lot of time tweaking my site to make it prettier and easier to use. It’s still a work in progress, but I’m getting there! Also, The Tall One is on spring break this week, which zaps my free time and energy. He is very excited to be home from school though, and it’s fun to take both boys out on weekdays. Of course, I’ve still been busy cooking! Last week I tried a banana bread recipe featured on Food for Fun. I actually made it into muffins for a shorter baking time, and they were right tasty. I will admit that the recipe was a little sweet for my taste, but I think all that sugar is what gave it such a perfect crust. It was lacking something though. Something called chocolate. When I found myself with overripe bananas again this week, I knew what I needed to do, and here is the result. I can’t believe how rich and chocolatey this banana bread is with the addition of only a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder. I guess the chocolate chips don’t hurt either. The oatmeal adds a chewy texture plus some health benefits that surely outweigh the aforementioned chocolate chips. I feel fine giving my boys a slice of this for a breakfast treat, and it makes for a healthy-ish dessert too! I’m sure this will disappear in your house as quickly as it does in ours. Enjoy! Adapted from Chocolate Banana Bread by Tracie P. at AllRecipes.com