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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This Double Chocolate Banana Bread is moist and decadent, and best of all, it’s super easy to make!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate banana bread, easy banana bread recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 316kcal
Author Kasey Schwartz

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4-5 ripe bananas 2 cups mashed
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted (sub with olive or coconut oil)
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup + more for decoration semi sweet or milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Few chunks here and there is fine.
  • Add sugar, butter, eggs one at a time and using a handheld mixer whisk on low until combined.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips with a spatula. Mix on low until everything combines.
  • Pour into a 9 x 5 inch loaf tin (greased or lined with parchment paper). Make a small cut lengthwise about ½ inch deep in the center of the bread. Decorate with chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few breadcrumbs. Cool for 15 minutes in the baking dish and then transfer to a wire rack until cooled completely.

Notes

For the best flavor, use ripe bananas full of black spots. The more ripe banana will result in a lot of banana flavor and give plenty of sweetness to the bread.
Every oven is different, I recommend checking the bread towards the last 30 minutes.
Flavor of this bread is moist with melted chocolate inside. I used milk chocolate chips which tasted delicious in combination with the dark banana bread. I highly recommend using good quality ones so they don’t melt on top quickly. Semi sweet and dark chips are fine.

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg