Chocolate Banana Bread

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Let’s get this clear, right up front: these are, essentially, brownies. My 3yo called them brownies, the mom of her 4yo friend said “Those look like brownies!” when she arrived to pick up her daughter. They’re brownies. But they do use up some overripe bananas (which have become a problem now that the 11m old has discovered that there are other foods).

Mine aren’t even as chocolate-y as Smitten Kitchen’s, because I ran out of cocoa powder. I only used 1/4c, and I didn’t actually add any chocolate chips. I did bake them in a 9×9 pan, because the 3yo asked if we could shape them with cookie cutters after. They were a little thick for that—only the biggest cutters worked . (I like the metal kind with plastic tops:)

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