Chocolate Banana Bread

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Move over ordinary Banana Bread, Chocolate Banana Bread is next up on the menu! This freezer-friendly quick bread requires just a few easy ingredients and just a few minutes of prep time. If you love banana bread, this recipe is for you! It’s our favorite way to have a cake-like treat without baking a cake.

Move over ordinary Banana Bread, Chocolate Banana Bread is next up on the menu! This freezer-friendly quick bread requires just a few easy ingredients and just a few minutes of prep.

Chocolate Banana Bread

The homemade chocolate banana bread recipe is super easy to make, and it’s wonderful to serve for breakfast or dessert. Slice after slice is delicious! This bread is a chocolate lover’s dream!

Move over ordinary Banana Bread, Chocolate Banana Bread is next up on the menu! This freezer-friendly quick bread requires just a few easy ingredients and just a few minutes of prep.

Ingredients

  • butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • ripe bananas
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cocoa powder
Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl combine the butter and sugar. Use an electric hand mixer to whisk the ingredients together until homogenous. The butter and sugar should resemble a wet, sandy mixture.

Mashed bananas

Instructions

Add the vanilla and eggs and mix again until the eggs are fully incorporated into the mixture.

Chocolate and banana mixture

Fold in the mashed bananas until no clumps of banana remain. Gently whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder until no clumps of dry ingredients remain in the batter. 

Quick Bread Recipe

Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and fill it with the banana bread batter. The nonstick cooking spray also works, but the parchment paper makes it easier to remove the loaf from the pan and helps keep the bottom of the banana bread from overbaking.

Quick Bread Recipe

I find that baking my banana bread at a lower temp keeps the inside nice and moist. It makes it harder to overbake the banana bread and keeps moisture from evaporating like a higher temp oven would. Use a toothpick to make sure the center of the bread is baked.

Chocolate Banana Bread

You want to make sure your bananas are as ripe as possible in order to maximize the flavor you get out of them. You can use unripe bananas if you want, but you will get the chocolate flavor in the bread a lot more than the banana flavor.

Chocolate Banana Bread

How to Store & Freeze

  • Storage: Once cooled, the chocolate banana bread will last for 3 days at room temperature or in the fridge. Wrap tightly in plastic.
  • Freezer Instructions: You can freeze the chocolate banana bread for up to 3 months. Wrap tightly in plastic, then in foil. Place it in a freezer-friendly zip-top bag.
Chocolate bread

Optional Chocolate Banana Bread Ingredients:

  • Light brown sugar – If you want a little more molasses flavor you may use dark brown sugar instead of granulated sugar. Coconut sugar also works well
  • Cinnamon – A little cinnamon in this chocolate banana bread recipe makes it extra special, especially during the holidays!
  • Chocolate chips – choose your favorite variety and darkness: milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or even peanut butter chips can be used for additional flavor. 
Move over ordinary Banana Bread, Chocolate Banana Bread is next up on the menu! This freezer-friendly quick bread requires just a few easy ingredients and just a few minutes of prep.

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Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate Banana Bread

Move over ordinary Banana Bread, Chocolate Banana Bread is next up on the menu! This freezer-friendly quick bread is SO EASY to make!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 slices

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Mixing spoon
  • Electric mixer
  • 9"x5" loaf pan
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup cocoa powder

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 325℉
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the butter and sugar. 
  • Use an electric hand mixer to whisk the ingredients together until homogenous. The butter and sugar should resemble a wet, sandy mixture.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs and mix again until the eggs are fully incorporated into the mixture.
  • Whisk in the mashed bananas until no clumps of banana remain.
  • Gently whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder until no clumps of dry ingredients remain in the batter. 
  • Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and fill it with the banana bread batter.
  • Bake the bread for 1 hour, or until a toothpick can be cleanly removed from the center. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 442IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Kelly Dixon

The Blogette is a comfort food website designed to inspire you with easy recipes that are classic, simple, and delicious whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends!


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