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Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

1 hour 25 minutes
1 loaf

Get ready to treat yourself to the ultimate chocolatey indulgence – Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. This delightful twist on traditional banana bread combines the rich flavors of cocoa and sweet bananas, all in one scrumptious loaf.

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Get ready to treat yourself to the ultimate chocolatey indulgence – Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. This delightful twist on traditional banana bread combines the rich flavors of cocoa and sweet bananas, all in one scrumptious loaf.

Double. Chocolate. Banana. Bread.

I went on a baking spree this past weekend and made all the things. One of those things was this double chocolate banana bread. I also made a skillet cookie – that’s coming soon – and a few other treats.

Now my kitchen is filled with baked goods and the kids are asking for sweets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Haha!

I had a ton of over-ripe bananas sitting on the counter and instead of just making plain, regular banana bread I thought… why not add chocolate and chocolate chips?

The kids love anything that is chocolate and has chocolate chips so I knew it would be a hit. Honestly, regular banana bread would have been a hit also but it just seemed more fun to make it chocolate.

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

What is Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread?

Let’s start with a little history, or should I say, a moment of culinary genius?

You see, regular banana bread is already amazing. It’s a classic comfort food, perfect for using up those overly ripe bananas that no one wants to eat on their own. But one day, someone had an epiphany – why not take that beloved banana bread and give it a double dose of chocolate magic? And that’s how Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was born.

It’s like the banana bread we all know and love but with a delightful twist. The addition of cocoa powder and a generous helping of chocolate chips takes it to a whole new level of indulgence. It’s the kind of treat that makes you feel like you’re getting away with something deliciously sinful.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why mess with a good thing? Well, here’s the scoop – this Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is everything you adore about classic banana bread, but with a chocolaty twist that’s hard to resist.

Picture this: You take that first bite, and your taste buds are greeted with the sweet, moist banana bread you know and adore. But then, there’s a delightful cocoa undertone that brings a deep, rich flavor to the party. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, you hit those pockets of gooey, melted chocolate chips. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures that’ll make your heart skip a beat.

So, whether you’re a fan of banana bread or a certified chocoholic, this recipe is about to become your new obsession.

Ingredients

Before we dive into the kitchen, let’s make sure we’ve got everything we need. Here’s what you’ll want on your countertop:

  • 4 medium over-ripe bananas: These are the star of the show, adding natural sweetness and moisture.
  • 3 large eggs: They bind everything together and give your bread structure.
  • 3/4 cup melted unsalted butter: The key to that irresistible moistness.
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour: The foundation of your bread.
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar: For that perfect touch of sweetness.
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar: Adding a lovely caramel note.
  • 1 tsp baking powder: This little guy helps your bread rise.
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda: It balances the acidity of the bananas.
  • 1/2 tsp salt: Enhances the flavors.
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder: The chocolate powerhouse!
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips: The more, the merrier!

Substitutions & Additions

Feeling adventurous or need to make some adjustments? Here are a few ideas:

  • Nutty Delight: Toss in a cup of chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans for a crunchy contrast.
  • Healthier Twist: Swap out some of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour for a heartier version.
  • Dairy-Free Delight: Use dairy-free chocolate chips and margarine for a vegan-friendly option.
  • Less Sugar, Please: Cut down on the sugar for a less sweet but still delicious treat.

Equipment Needed for Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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How to Make this Recipe

Let’s get baking…

Start by preheating your over to 350° F and spraying a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. You could also spread it with a thin layer of butter and some flour or line with parchment but I’m lazy so I go the cooking spray route.

In a large mixing bowl, or a stand mixer, mash together over-ripe bananas (the more over-ripe the better), eggs, and melted butter.

Add your flour, brown sugar, regular sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder and mxi to just combine the ingredients. Just combined means that you don’t see any more streaks of flour, sugar, or powders in there and everything is incorporated together.

Gently stir in the chocolate chips and pour the batter into your greased loaf pan. Bake at 350° F for about an hour and twenty minutes or until a knife or toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. A few crumbs are ok.

The loaf also won’t juggle too much when you shake the pan slightly.

Let it cool in the pan until you can touch it then turn it out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar on top, if you want to, then slice and serve!

I usually serve it just slightly warm with a little powdered sugar for the kiddos. The chocolate chips are still slightly melted in the middle with that and they love it.

Of course, they get crumbs all over the floor and counter, but whatevs. They’re happy and quiet for a few minutes and it’s all worth it.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

  • Don’t overmix the batter once you’ve added the dry ingredients; this keeps your bread tender.
  • Feel free to customize with your favorite mix-ins, like shredded coconut or even a swirl of peanut butter.
  • For an extra dose of chocolate, drizzle some melted chocolate on top when serving.
Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Serving Suggestions

Now, the big question – how do you enjoy this divine creation? Here are a few ideas:

  • Warm and gooey: Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert.
  • Morning treat: Enjoy a slice with your morning coffee for a sweet start to the day.
  • Tea time: Pair it with a cup of tea for a cozy afternoon snack.

Storage Suggestions

Storing this Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is a breeze. Just wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep it moist, and it’ll stay delicious for up to a week. You can also freeze slices for longer storage.

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Recipe FAQ

Can I use regular cocoa instead of unsweetened? Absolutely! It’ll just make your bread a bit sweeter.

Can I use frozen bananas? Sure thing! Just thaw them and drain any excess liquid before mashing.

Can I make muffins instead of a loaf? Of course! Adjust the baking time to around 20-25 minutes for muffins.

Can I reduce the sugar for a healthier version? You bet! Feel free to cut down on the sugar – it’ll still be delightful.

Can I add a swirl of peanut butter? Oh, yes! Swirl some peanut butter through the batter for a delightful surprise.

And there you have it, my friends – the irresistible Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread that’ll have your taste buds doing a happy dance. Whether you’re baking it to use up those ripe bananas or just to indulge your chocolate cravings, this recipe is a winner. So, gather your ingredients, preheat that oven, and let the chocolatey goodness begin. Happy baking!

Now, go ahead and spoil yourself with this heavenly treat. Your kitchen will be filled with the warm aroma of chocolate and bananas, and your taste buds will thank you for the delicious adventure. Enjoy every bite, and remember, sharing is optional! 😉🍫🍌

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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Get ready to treat yourself to the ultimate chocolatey indulgence – Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. This delightful twist on traditional banana bread combines the rich flavors of cocoa and sweet bananas, all in one scrumptious loaf.
Yield 1 loaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium bananas over-ripe
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F and prepare 9 x 5 loaf pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or large bowl with whisk, add bananas, eggs, and melted butter, Mix to combine and mash bananas.
  • Add flour, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder and mix to combine. Stir in chocolate chips,
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at 350° F for 1 hour, 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on cooling rack to touch, then remove from pan to cool completely.
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