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Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!

Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!Chocolate Banana Bread is hands down one of the best banana breads that I have ever made. This beauty is LOADED with chocolate. I am not messing with you, every single bite is filled with glorious chocolate! Check out those Chocolate Banana Bread slices, you can see the huge chocolate chips! If you have some brown bananas on hand, you basically have to run into the kitchen and make this, you can thank me later! So dramatically chocolaty that I just want to lock my doors, get some milk, put on Netflix and enjoy this all by myself! This Chocolate Banana Bread is sweet, tender, aromatic, with chewy chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!

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Best Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!

Tips On How To Make This Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe:

  • Chocolate is one of the main ingredients here, so make sure you use quality cocoa powder, as this is basically how the bread will taste. Same applies to the chocolate chips, use high quality ones.
  • Bananas must be brown, very ripe, and easy to mush. Obviously, don’t wait for the bananas to turn completely brown, that is over doing it.
  • I also like to use larger chocolate chips, as they don’t fully melt when baked and are amazing when you bite into them!
  • I like the brown sugar in this recipe, it combines well with the flavors from the bananas and also it locks in moisture, which gives the banana bread that irresistible crumb.
  • The chopped walnuts are optional, you can skip them if you don’t like walnuts or just prefer not to use them.
  • You can use canola oil, vegetable oil or even olive oil! Also, you can use melted coconut oil.
  • The sugar can be reduce from 1 cup to 3/4 cups.
  • This banana bread also tastes amazing with peanut butter chocolate chips!
  • The bread is every dense, so it will not rise a lot in the oven, that is ok.
  • Watch the bread closely after 45-50 minutes of baking, to make sure not to over bake it. I like to check on it at the 50 minute mark and if it still needs more baking, check on it every 5-7 minutes until done. A toothpick inserted in the center of the cake should come out clean or just with some melted chocolate on, but not raw batter.
  • Serve the bread warm or room temperature, you can also warm up slices in the microwave and it tastes delicious with some butter.
  • The bread can be stored wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for 4 days.
  • This bread also freezes well. Cool the bread completely and fully wrap it in plastic wrap, tightly. After that wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost before slicing.
Easy Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!

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Tools/Ingredients I used to make this Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe:

  • Cocoa Powder – love this one, it is a bit more expensive, but it tastes amazing!
  • Loaf Pan – huge fan of their products, always great quality!
Best Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!
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Best Chocolate Banana Bread

Best Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas about 3 medium bananas
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup large semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐF.
  2. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sea salt, whisk to combine or if you have time, it is better to sift all the ingredients. Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until no large chucks are left. Add the slightly cooled melted butter, oil, vanilla and eggs. Stir until fully combined.

  5. Whisk in brown sugar until smooth.

  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and gently fold in with a spatula, careful not to overmix.
  7. Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips and the chopped walnuts.
  8. Transfer batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chelate chips of top of the bread.
  9. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out mostly clean, with no raw batter onto it. Start checking on the bread at the 50 minute mark, and if still needs to bake more, check on it every 5 minutes.
  10. Once fully baked, remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes. For easy removal, run a knife around the edges of the bread and gently remove from the pan onto the wire cooling rack, let it stand until slightly warm.
  11. Cut into slices and serve. Enjoy!

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Amazing Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!

Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!
Best Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!
Best Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!
Best Chocolate Banana Bread is the best banana bread you will ever have! Incredibly tender, moist and flavorful, loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts!

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30 comments on “Best Chocolate Banana Bread”

  1. I love banana bread but even better when it is chocolate flavor. I need to make something like this soon!

  2. Love this chocolaty take on banana bread! I like that I can try it with or without the walnuts.

  3. This looks so good! Would go great with a cup of hot chocolate!

  4. Mouthwatering! I would go for some right now.

  5. Wishing I had a slice right now. This sounds simply amazing!

  6. This bread has my name all over it! It looks so moist and flavorful. Yum!

  7. Looks amazing! Pinning!

  8. I have never had banana bread like this before! it sounds so good! love all the coombination of flavors that you added to this bread. Beautiful images too!

  9. Could yo please convert the recipe to grams I get so confused many Thanks x

  10. I want to make this but only have 2 bananas. Think I will add 1 grated zucchini. We will see how it turns out.

  11. Mmmmmm, I baked this chocolate chip banana bread this evening, and it was (is) delicious! My 3 ripe bananas measured only 1 cup so I added about 1/3 cup apple sauce. My bread baked up in about 45 min and I think I cut into it 5 minutes later. Very good hot and steamy!! I did not add nuts~ Can’t wait to have some of this tomorrow for breakfast!!

  12. I know this would be a total hit with my family!

  13. Has anyone made this using almond flour instead of regular flour? Curious how it would turn out.

  14. I can’t wait to try making this!

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  16. Is it unsweetened cocoa powder?

  17. This looks great, but I can’t seem to find a way to print it out. Am I missing a link or something?

  18. Oh my i just made this , and did it in muffins yum they are fantastic thanks for sharing and I double the batch and did 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar it turns out great will definitely make them again

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  20. I baked this today morning and it was stunning! I must say, this is possibly the best thing I’ve ever baked. Great recipe! It was super moist, without crumbling and falling apart, and the chocolate chips just take the decadence of this loaf to the next level.

  21. OMG๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โ˜•๏ธJust add it!

  22. Can you make in a Bundt pan? Would you need to change temp or time?

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