One of the most loved recipes on the site is our banana bread, and one thing people seem to like to do to change it up is to add chocolate chips to it. That’s sort of a no-brainer, right?
Dear banana bread lovers, putting chocolate chips in your banana bread is like having your bananas and chocolate go on a date. Lovely and sweet, yet still separate and distinct. After a while both want something more—a merging of wills, a commitment!
Well, if chocolate and banana were going to do the deed, this would be the result—a richly chocolate banana bread, infused with cocoa, speckled with chocolate chips, with warm hints of butter, vanilla, and allspice.
Chocolate Banana BreadINGREDIENTS :
- 3 large ripe bananas (easily mashable)
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed, light or dark)
- 1 teaspoon salt (1/2 a teaspoon if using salted butter)
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Using a blender, food processor, or a fork, purée the peeled ripe bananas until smooth.
- You should have 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups of banana purée.
- Butter or spray with cooking spray the inside of a 5×9-inch loaf pan.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) with a rack in the middle.
- 2 Place the banana purée into a large mixing bowl. Stir the melted butter.
- Stir in the brown sugar and salt.
- Whisk to break up any clumps of brown sugar. Stir in the beaten egg and vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, vigorously whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and allspice.
- Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir until just incorporated.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into a buttered loaf pan.
- Place in a 350°F (175°C) oven and bake for 1 hour.
- Note that because of the chocolate chips that melt in the bread as it cooks, it’s hard to check for doneness using a tester that you insert.
- One way to test is to gently push the center top of the chocolate banana bread down with your finger.
- If it feels relatively firm and bounces back when you release your finger, that’s a good sign that it’s done.
You can find complete recipes of this Chocolate Banana Bread in simplyrecipes.com