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chocolate toffee banana bread

I got the idea for this awesome bread from my cute friend Jocelyn, who blogs at Inside BruCrew Life. She posted a mouthwatering picture of her chocolate toffee banana cookies on Facebook, and I wanted them in my tummy immediately! The only problem was that when I looked at her ingredients, I didn’t have a cake mix. I couldn’t get that awesome flavor combo out of my head though, so I decided to adapt one of my banana bread recipes. I’m so glad I did! Seriously, chocolate + banana + toffee is a pretty amazing combination! 
Geoff had a presentation at work the day after I made this that he was a little nervous about, so he asked if he could take some bread with him to help win his co-workers over. Apparently the presentation went great, but Geoff wasn’t sure if it was because of his awesome presentation skills, or because everyone was in heaven eating my banana bread… 🙂 Either way, it’s delicious!
Chocolate Toffee Banana Bread
adapted from Smitten Kitchen

3 to 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted salted butter
3/4 to 1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/4 cup of flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup toffee chips
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour and cocoa powder, and mix until just combined. Gently fold in toffee chips and chocolate chips. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. (I did four mini loaf pans.) Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a tester comes out clean. (For mini loaves, bake 25-30 minutes.) Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

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