Super soft Double Chocolate Banana Bread. So moist, full of banana flavor and loaded with chocolate. You’ll love this chocolate chip banana bread with an extra dose of chocolate!
So… I’ve come to the realization that people like chocolate just as much as me. No – there was no “official” statistical test or anything. But every time I write a healthier recipe – everyone gravitates toward the less bikini approved, more chocolate filled options. Clearly, we have a thing or two in common….
And the fact is, the most chocolate-y desserts are also my most popular recipes: Double Chocolate Cookies, Double Chocolate Doughnuts, Fudge Brownies… But there’s no reason for leaving chocolate out of the breakfast equation. I don’t subscribe to the confines of a treat schedule. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And starting your day off with chocolate is a very good reason for getting out of bed.
Say HELLO to Double Chocolate Banana Bread!!! Yes – I’m sharing with you my favorite new breakfast creation. Not only is this a recipe for delicious, super moist banana bread – but it’s filled with a completely delectable chocolate flavor and chocolate chips. The sweet, mellow banana flavor and rich cocoa are a match made in heaven. And with a large cup of coffee? We’re talking perfection.
Because sometimes a smoothie just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes – I need a lot more deliciousness to get out of bed and face the day.
And that’s what Double Chocolate Banana Bread is for. It’s rustic, it’s homey, it’s comforting. And although it’s decadent – you aren’t eating cake for breakfast.
What I love about making quick breads – like banana bread – is that they’re so easy and straight forward. There’s no fancy ingredients, no complicated kitchen techniques, and you can whip up a delicious banana bread in about 10 minutes. Your kitchen will smell oh so delicious while it’s cooking. The recipe is based off my Classic Banana Bread and has all the qualities you’ll love: big banana flavor, super moist crumb, lightly crisp exterior, and delicious dense but not too heavy texture. Then with chocolate x2 – it just might be your new favorite.
I recommend keeping a few brown bananas on hand at all times – then you’ll always be prepared for this tasty treat!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour , spooned & leveled
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa , sifted
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt , to taste
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter , melted & cooled to room temperature
- 2 large eggs , room temperature
- 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup mashed bananas - about 2 large or 3 small very ripe bananas mashed
- 3 tablespoons milk , any variety works
- 1 cup chocolate chips , plus a few tablespoons extra for sprinkling on top
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9x5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang, or grease and flour.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In a second large bowl using an electric mixer beat together the melted butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla until combined.
Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Stir in the milk and mashed bananas using a large rubber spatula.
Finally, fold in the flour mixture about 1/2 half at a time followed by the chocolate chips. The batter should be thick.
Pour/spoon the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean (minus any melted chocolate chips).
- Allow the bread to cool completely before removing from the pan and cutting into slices.