I like banana bread, but I may never go back to the plain old version after making this double chocolate banana bread. Recommended by my sister-in-law, this recipe turns out a moist, rich and incredibly chocolatey quick bread.
Sure, it resembles a brownie or slice of chocolate cake. Really, it essentially is dessert. But with the bananas in it, I didn’t think too long before I was slicing it up for breakfast. Everything in moderation, as they say.
The bread is incredibly chocolatey, but the bananas can compete with it. As my nine-year-old said, “I can taste the banana in it, but it’s not BAM in your face banana.” I wholeheartedly agree.
Double Chocolate Banana Bread
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 to 4 medium bananas mashed
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and line it with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugars. Then add in the egg, vanilla, bananas and yogurt. Beat until it is all combined. Then mix in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until the mixture is all combined. Add a half cup of the chocolate chips to the batter and stir. Then pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan,
Top the batter with the remaining half cup of chocolate chips. Press them down gently into the top of the loaf.
Here’s what it looks like before it bakes …
Bake for about 70 minutes. It’s done when a toothpick placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean. It’s best if you let the bread cool before you cut it (if you can wait that long!).