Chocolate Banana Bread

Posted on August 27, 2013
Hi Everyone! I have a great little recipe to share with you today… for some Chocolate Banana Bread! I feel like every time I buy a big bunch of bananas they somehow manage to turn brown before we get to eat them all… and so they usually turn into banana bread! I usually make THIS Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt, but this time I wanted to make something a little more chocolaty so I added some melted chocolate and cocoa powder and voila! This bread is just delicious, it’s soft and moist thanks to the yogurt, and wonderfully sweet from the bananas and chocolate. You could add in some chopped walnuts or pecans, and even throw in some extra chocolate chips into the batter to make it even more chocolaty! This bread couldn’t be simpler to make or more delicious!
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CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD
*Makes 1 loaf*
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YOU WILL NEED
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tps baking soda
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt (either Greek or regular)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
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DIRECTIONS
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1. Begin by melting your chocolate first (either over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave). Once the chocolate has melted, set it aside and let it cool a little bit. Next, in your electric mixer bowl, combine all your wet ingredients and the mashed bananas and mix until you have a smooth mixture.
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2. In another bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder). Add the dry ingredients into the wet in three portions and mix well. Then, with the mixer running on low, add in a big spoonful of the melted chocolate and mix well (make sure the chocolate isn’t super hot anymore), then add in the rest and mix well.
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3. Preheat your oven to 375 deg F and grease a standard size loaf pan, then bake for about 45 – 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for a couple of minutes before slicing.
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For another delicious Banana Bread recipe, try my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt! You can find the recipe HERE.
Happy Baking, Everyone!

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22 Comments

  • Reply Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) August 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Great recipe!
    Thanks for this lovely sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:

    • Reply Maria August 28, 2013 at 7:24 am

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Mariana August 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    What are you doing to me?! This looks deeelicious 🙂

    • Reply Maria August 28, 2013 at 7:25 am

      You. Have. To. Make. This. Lol you would love this bread! 🙂

  • Reply Sherry Thecharmofhome August 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Oh, this is a great idea and sounds delicious!

    • Reply Maria August 28, 2013 at 7:25 am

      Thanks, Sherry! 🙂

  • Reply Heather Kinnaird August 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Delicious! the perfect treat for lunchboxes 🙂 thanks for linking up to wake up wednesdays

    • Reply Maria August 28, 2013 at 7:25 am

      Thanks, Heather! 🙂

  • Reply Becca Diestelkamp-Woodham August 28, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Oh yum! I’ve made a strawberry banana bread. Looks like I’ll need to add some chocolate chips next time. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

    • Reply Maria August 31, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks so much, Becca! 🙂 Strawberry Banana Bread sounds delicious too, I love different sweet breads! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Meghan August 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

    That is some moist and delicious looking banana bread- I love the banana and chocolate combination!

    • Reply Maria August 31, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks so much, Meghan! 🙂

  • Reply Danielle August 28, 2013 at 10:28 am

    That looks delicious! I have brown bananas that need used… Pinning to come back to! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party! Hope you have a great week!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

    • Reply Maria August 31, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you so much, Danielle! 🙂

  • Reply Winnie August 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    It looks soooooooooooooo tasty!
    I’m craving a slice now 🙂

    • Reply Maria August 31, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Shamene Medeiros August 29, 2013 at 11:35 am

    That looks so yummy! I wish I had some right now!

    • Reply Maria August 31, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Sue September 3, 2013 at 1:04 am

    I want to try this for a different spin on banana bread. I have about 10 frozen over-ripe bananas in the freezer right now:) Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Life With The Crust Cut Off September 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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  • Reply marty (A Stroll Thru Life) September 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Now this one I just have to make. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  • Reply Wholesale Food September 23, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Looking delicious!!

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