Chocolate Banana Bread – Best Recipe Ever!
This is the perfect recipe for when you want a little sweet treat. It’s also great for breakfast and is a good way to use up overripe bananas.
Chocolate Banana Bread
This is a very simple recipe that’s great for those who are not fans of baking. It’s also a great way to use up bananas that have gone a bit too soft, as well as an easy way to get kids involved in their own kitchen time!
- 1 1/2 cups all, purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar * 3 large eggs , beaten until foamy in a large mixing bowl (preferably glass) * 2 teaspoons vanilla extract * 3 tablespoons coconut oil , melted and cooled slightly (but not too much!) to room temperature * 2 ripe bananas , mashed with a fork or potato masher until fairly smooth but still with some chunks of banana remaining.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
- Mash bananas in a separate bowl then add eggs and vanilla extract to bananas and mix well until smooth.
- Add banana mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined (do not overmix). Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and spread evenly with spatula or knife for even distribution of chocolate chips if you’re using them! After pouring the batter into my pan I used a spoon to move it around slightly so that all of the corners were covered before putting it into the oven for about 40, 45 minutes! I also checked on mine at 30 mins just so that i could know whether or not i needed more time on my next batch! You want this bad boy golden brown like me!!
- The cooking time for this bread will depend on the size of your pan. Make sure to check your oven regularly and pull the bread out when it’s done.
- If you don’t have a pan of the right size, feel free to use two smaller pans instead!
If you’re looking to make this recipe in a loaf pan, that’s easy! We’ve got a separate recipe on our site for that. Just use this one for banana bread muffins, banana bread cupcakes (very similar), or chocolate chip banana bread muffins.
Add-ins and Variations
- Add chocolate chips for an extra, chocolaty loaf.
- Add nuts for a nutty, crunchy bite.
- For an unexpected twist, add dried fruit or spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter.
- If you want to take this banana bread over the top, a glaze or frosting really finishes it off nicely! You can use traditional buttercream frosting (made from mixing sugar and butter) or even make your own ganache with melted chocolate and cream. Or keep things simple by spreading on some jam or jelly after baking and cooling the banana bread before cutting into slices.
For another fun way to enjoy this recipe, try topping it with a streusel topping made up of brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter melted together until spreadable—then sprinkle it over your slice of warm banana bread before serving!
This is the perfect dessert to make for your next potluck party!
- It’s easy to make and a crowd, pleaser.
- You can make it ahead of time, so there will be no stress on the day of your event.
- They’re easy to transport, which makes them ideal for parties or potlucks.
Cherries are in season in the summer and this is a great use of them.
In the summer, cherries are in season and this is a great use of them. You can use fresh or frozen cherries and different varieties such as sweet or sour to get the flavor you want. You can even make this pie with cherry preserves instead of making the cherry filling yourself if you’re short on time!
This dish is certain to be a hit with everyone.
This dish is sure to impress everyone. It’s fairly simple to create and simply calls for basic ingredients. Kids can easily make this dish because it just calls for a few simple steps and basic cooking knowledge, such as how to melt butter. This delicious chocolate banana bread is so easy to make and is the perfect dessert for any occasion. You can also add in some nuts or dried fruit if you want a little crunch!
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