Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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An easy recipe for those times when you have bananas that are too brown to eat! This bread is rich, chocolatey, and with Greek yogurt, extra moist!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 medium large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup +1/2 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a bundt pan (or a 9″x5″ pan).
Mash bananas in your stand mixer or by hand in a large bowl. Then, add the melted butter, then brown sugar, egg, yogurt and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, mix together the baking soda, salt, flour, and cocoa powder. Add into the wet ingredients Stir mixture with a wooden spoon until just incorporated. Then gently stir in the 1 cup of chocolate chunks or chips. Don’t overmix!
Transfer batter into prepared pan, sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and bake 45 to 60 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Adapted from Erica’s Sweet Tooth
 Psalm 31: 15
My times are in your hand.” 
The great truth is this-all that concerns the believer is in the hands of the Almighty God. “My times”, these change and shift; but they change only in accordance with unchanging love, and they shift only according to the purpose of One with whom is no variableness nor shadow of a turning. “My times”, that is to say, my ups and my downs, my health and my sickness, my poverty and my wealth-all those are in the hand of the Lord, who arranges and appoints according to his holy will the length of my days, and the darkness of my nights. Storms and calms vary the seasons at the divine appointment. Whether times are reviving or depressing remains with him who is Lord both of time and of eternity; and we are glad it is so.
We assent to the statement, “My times are in thy hand,” as to their result. Whatever is to come out of our life, is in our heavenly Father’s hand. He guards the vine of life, and he also protects the clusters which shall be produced thereby. If life be as a field, the field is under the hand of the great Husbandman, and the harvest of that field is with him also. The ultimate results of his work of grace upon us, and of his education of us in this life, are in the highest hand. We are not in our own hands, nor in the hands of earthly teachers; but we are under the skillful operation of hands which make nothing in vain. The close of life is not decided by the sharp knife of the fates; but by the hand of love. We shall not die before our time, neither shall we be forgotten and left upon the stage too long.
Not only are we ourselves in the hand of the Lord, but all that surrounds us. Our times make up a kind of atmosphere of existence; and all this is under diving arrangement. We dwell within the palm of God’s hand. We are absolutely at his disposal, and all our circumstances are arranged by him in all their details. We are comforted to have it so.

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