Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

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Triple Chocolate Banana Bread is super moist and full of chocolate flavor. This is a chocolate lover’s banana bread for sure. Sorry bananas, chocolate takes center stage here. But you still get that banana flavor, it’s just more of an undertone.

 

Chocolate Banana Bread on a white serving platter

This is a recipe from Spend With Pennies I spotted on Pinterest. You can find it and many other enticing banana recipes on my Going Bananas! Pinterest Board. Yes, it’s necessary to have a Pinterest Board just for bananas.

This banana bread is a triple chocolate whammy. The first dose of chocolate comes from cocoa powder in the batter.

Second dose? Semi-sweet chocolate chips tossed into the batter. Enough to notice they are there, but not enough to overpower the bread.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

 

Finally, a thick and rich chocolate glaze on top. Don’t be shy with it.

All in all, a truly decadent banana bread to make snack time extra special!

Chocolate Banana Bread on a white serving platter

 

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe Tips:

  • Use very ripe bananas. They should have lots of black spots on them. The bananas add both sweetness and moisture and super ripe bananas have more of each.
  • I love the richness the glaze adds but it can be skipped and you’re still left with delicious chocolate banana bread.

 

This super rich banana bread makes a great snack or breakfast and it has enough sweetness and chocolate flavor to pass as dessert.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread on a white serving platter

 

 

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Chocolate Banana Bread on a white serving platter

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, quick bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Triple Chocolate Banana Bread with a chocolate batter, chocolate chips, and rich chocolate glaze is super moist and delicious.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 9X5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy. With mixer on low speed, add eggs one at a time and then beat in bananas and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour mixture and stir until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  • For glaze, in a small saucepan heat half-and-half and brown sugar until sugar dissolves and it just starts to simmer. Stir in butter and vanilla extract. Add chocolate chips, remove from heat, and let sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Let glaze cool slightly and then drizzle on cooled bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal

Recipe Source: adapted from Spend with Pennies

Chocolate Banana Bread with glaze on a white serving platter.

Recipe originally published March 4. 2015

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22 thoughts on “Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

  1. Oh good gawsh – you are killing me with this! This looks INSANELY good! Banana bread on its own is delish – but with and smothered by chocolate – it’s pure decadence!
    On a side note – did you happen to change your email notifications – I hadn’t been getting your new posts…hmm…

  2. I love banana bread but the chocolate definitely takes this to the next level! It looks beyond amazing and I am in love with that chocolate glaze!

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