Double Chocolate Banana Bread
This Double Chocolate Banana Bread is the perfect recipe to use some ripened bananas. Rich and decadent with a fudgy batter and that is flavored with ripe bananas that is perfect for breakfast and brunch!
- 2 cups mashed bananas (from 4-5 ripe bananas)
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chips (optional: more for decoration the top of the bread)
Preheat the oven to 350 F then prepare a 9 x 5 inch loaf tin with nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper.
Add mashed bananas to a large mixing bowl. Then add in sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and eggs one at a time and using a handheld mixer whisk on low until combined.
In a separate mixing bowl combine all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Slowly add your dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
Pour into prepared loaf tin. Then make a small cut lengthwise about ½ inch deep in the center of the bread. Optional: Add more chocolate chips to the top of your loaf tp decorate.
Bake for 1 hour and 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool your bread in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Then you can transfer to a wire rack to be cooled completely.
Banana Bread Tips and FAQs:
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.
Flavor of this bread is moist with melted chocolate inside. I used semi-sweet 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.
Serving: 1sliceCalories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 225mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 187IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg