Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

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Rebecca Klingbeil


Adapted from ChopChop Magazine, Winter 2010, p.31.

This bread comes out as almost a fudgy chocolate cake. My kids and husband prefer this to 'regular' banana bread, hands down. It keeps well, but I always make 2 loaves because the first one is gone the same day I bake it. If you only want one loaf, just halve the recipe.

★★★★★ 2 votes
2 Loaves
20 Min
1 Hr


2 c
flour, all-purpose or whole wheat
1 1/2 c
cocoa, unsweetened
1 Tbsp
baking soda
1 tsp
bananas, over-ripe
2 c
1/2 lb
unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled (2 sticks)
4 large
4 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
toasted walnuts or pecans (optional)

How to Make Chocolate Banana Bread


  • 1Preheat oven to 350*F.
  • 2Grease 2 standard loaf pans.
  • 3Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl until mixed well. Set aside.
  • 4Put bananas and sugar ina bowl and mash with a potato masher until they are completely mixed and there are no large chunks of bananas left. Whip with a mixer for 2-3 minutes.
  • 5Add butter, eggs, and vanilla to banana mixture and mix well.
  • 6Add the flour and cocoa mixture, a little at a time (to prevent a big poof of flour all over you!), and mix until well combined. Add nuts if desired, and mix. Mixture will be very very thick.
  • 7Divide mixture between the two prepared loaf pans and bake for 1 hour, until center is firm and a toothpick inserted comes out with only a little crumb on it.

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About Chocolate Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy