Cooking On A Budget: Chocolate Sour Cream Blueberry Bread

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chocolate Sour Cream Blueberry Bread


Have some bananas that you need to use up? This bread I have made before and it is very, very tasty. So I am making it again and this time I am adding cocoa powder. My husband loves chocolate desserts and this is one way to tame the beast!

The only extra ingredients I needed were the bananas and the blueberries. Every other ingredient was in my pantry. The bananas were 58¢ and the blueberries were $1.99. Total cost outlay was $2.57. That is why I urge you to find recipes using up what you have already and spending a small amount of extra money to pull off a dessert or a side dish or main course.
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 lrg. eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and extra for greasing the pan
  • 1 heaping cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  1.  Preheat the oven to 350° and grease your pan or spray your muffin tins.
  2. Mash the ripe bananas with a fork or coarsely puree them in a food processor.
  3. In a bowl stir together (a whisk works well) the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, cinnamon and nuts.
  4. In another bowl whisk together the eggs, sour cream, vanilla, melted butter and 1 cup of the mashed banana puree.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the banana mixture.
  6. Stir together the wet and dry ingredients until combined. The batter may be slightly lumpy.
  7. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  8. Pour the batter into the greased pan. Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The top should be firm to the touch and using a cake tester or wooden skewer see if the middle comes out clean.
  9. Let cook on a rack for 30 minutes before unmolding the loaf.
This recipe is really so easy to put together.

 Mash the two bananas. I mashed them on a paper plate.

 Sift together the dry ingredients and make a well in the center.

Whisk together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Add the wet to the dry and fold together to incorporate all ingredients.
Fold in the blueberries.

Place the batter in your pan and make as even as possible.
You are ready to bake.

What a special treat for your family - it smells so absolutely delicious you can't imagine!

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