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Crumb-Topped Cocoa Banana Bread

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Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground ginger
  • Dash ground mace
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 extra-ripe, medium-size bananas)

Crumb Topping

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F . Grease bottom only of 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
  2. Bread: In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt, baking powder, ginger and mace.
  3. Add eggs, oil and banana; stir with spoon just until all ingredients are well blended.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  5. Sprinkle topping evenly over top.
  6. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 10 minutes.
  8. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. (Loaf may be stored in refrigerator, well wrapped, for up to 1 week.)
  9. Crumb Topping: In small bowl, blend all ingredients until fine crumbs form.

Yield: 1 loaf