Chocolate Banana Bread

IMG_9044This is the BEST recipe I have found for chocolate banana bread because – c h o c o l a t e! There is so much chocolately-goodness in each bite that you can’t even tell there’s three bananas in there! The last time I made this bread, I passed it along to my sister whose 4 year old couldn’t get enough of the “chocolate cake” – kid approved! I believe it’s also breakfast-approved too, it does have bananas in it afterall AND dessert approved too – just add a scoop of ice cream on top & yum!
Now if only I could convince the #pickyhusband too…

Chocolate Banana Bread


Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 large overripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×5 loaf pan parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add in the melted butter and oil and stir until well combined. Stir in brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients but do not overmix! Stir in 3/4 of the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on the top of batter.
  6. Bake for 50-65 minutes or until toothpick comes out mostly clean. Be careful not to overcook loaf.
  7. Remove from oven and set onto a cooling rack. Let bread cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing. Cut into slices and serve!

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Recipe Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

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