This double chocolate banana bread is an easy chocolate chip banana bread recipe. It's ooey, gooey and soft and moist. It is loaded with chocolate flavor and is loaded with chocolate chips. This is a delicious dark chocolate banana bread.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
This chocolate chip banana bread is a fun variation from the classic banana bread we all love. It still has that strong banana flavor and is dense and moist from the bananas. This is the best chocolate chip banana bread recipe! If you're looking for an incredible chocolate banana bread recipe, this is the one for you!
This choc banana bread recipe is a little healthier too. This is an easy chocolate banana bread recipe using greek yogurt. It is loaded with bananas, greek yogurt, and a little butter too. This makes for the best chocolate banana bread recipe.
Best Ripe Bananas Recipes
This is our go-to recipe for using up those ripe bananas on the kitchen counter. When your bananas develop the dark spots on them, they're perfect to use in this recipe.
You want to use the bananas before they progress all the way to fully dark but any banana with spots will work perfectly for this chocolate lovers banana bread.
How to Mash Bananas
Did you know you can mash your bananas with your electric mixer or stand mixer? That's right just peel the bananas, slice or break them, and add them to your bowl.
Beat them on low and increase the speed a little until the bananas break down into mashed bananas. You can then use this bowl to make the banana bread. This will save you a little elbow grease and time when making banana bread.
How to make chocolate banana bread:
- Start by using very ripe bananas. It's best to use bananas that have dark spots on them. You can even use them up until they are completely black, as long as there isn't any sign of mold. These bananas are extra sweet and work great in banana bread too. Sometimes the ripe bananas get away from me but the ones I like to use best are still firm and have black spots on them.
- Mash the bananas and measure the correct amount. This chocolate banana bread recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas, which is usually about 3 bananas, but if you have extra-large or extra small bananas, you'll need to adjust the number of bananas for this recipe.
- I like to use greek yogurt in my baking whenever I get a chance. It gives the recipe some added protein which I'm always trying to get into my kid's diet and it also makes for dense and moist baking recipes. (You can also substitute sour cream for the greek yogurt if you're in a pinch but the bread will be a little more dense.)
- Butter, I like to use butter in my baking recipes as often as possible. Substituting butter for oil makes really flavorful recipes.
- Chocolate: Regular baking cocoa works great in this recipe. Use whatever brand you have on hand. If you need to find a new container of chocolate powder, I prefer the dutch chocolate baking powder.
- Chocolate Chips: I like to use Guittard Chocolate chips in this easy chocolate chip banana bread recipe. I like that they are really large and have a really creamy texture. You can use whatever chocolate chips you like and even a combination of a couple. (Also, an important step to remember is to leave a big handful of chocolate chips out to sprinkle on top of your chocolate banana bread before baking.)
Best Quick Bread Recipes
Easy Banana Muffin Recipe- These little fellas are so soft and moist and also taste amazing loaded with a big scoop of mini chocolate chips. Another way to use up those ripe bananas.
Triple Berry Muffins- These little cuties are filled with berries, any kind you have on hand, and have a crusted sugar topping. They're delicious on a lazy Saturday morning and perfect for a cold lunch any day!
Ham and Cheese Cornbread Muffins-- They're a perfect side to chili or any homemade soup. The cheese and ham in them is a fun way to switch up a regular 'ol cornbread muffin.
Double Chocolate Banana Bread
- 1 3/4 cups flour all-purpose
- 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 cups sugar granulated, white sugar
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 large bananas this should equate to 1 1/2 cups of mashed banana-- very ripe with black spots on them.
- 6 Tablespoons butter melted
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt plain is fine but flavored will work if you're in a pinch
- 1 tsp vanilla pure vanilla extract is best
- 1/2 bag chocolate chips + 1 large handful for the top of the loaf I like to use the large Guittard ones for the top of the loaf but any or a mix of chocolate chips work great
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 2 bread loaf pans generously with non-stick cooking spray
- Melt the butter and set it aside to cool. Peel the bananas and mash them with a fork. Measure the bananas and make sure they measure out to be 1 1/2 cups of mashed banana.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, mashed banana, eggs, greek yogurt, and vanilla. Mix until the eggs are incorporated into all the other ingredients.
- In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt. mix with a whisk until combined.
- In a large bowl, add the banana mixture (the wet ingredients) to the flour mixture (dry ingredients) and stir gently until all the ingredients are combined. Do not over mix.
- Pour the banana bread batter into the greased bread pans and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on the batter.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for 50-65 minutes or until when a toothpick is inserted into the bread, it comes out clean or only with a few crumbs on it.
- Let the bread cool for a few minutes before slicing into it. Enjoy!
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This homemade banana bread, double chocolate banana bread is an easy chocolate chip banana bread recipe. It's ooey, gooey and soft and moist. It has a deep chocolate flavor and is loaded with chocolate chips. This is a delicious dark chocolate banana bread.