I'm not usually a fan of banana bread--it tastes so much like bananas. Well Dorie has solved that problem quite nicely. The addition of cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate gives banana bread an entire new look and taste. I think it is delicious. Dorie describes the bread as cracked with crevices along the top. My loaves certainly were cracked with crevices, and it's ok!
I would say this bread was a delicious success. Steph at "obsessed with baking" is the host this week, check her blog for the recipe. The blogroll at TWD is a fun place to see what many other bakers did with this recipe.