Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Rich and sweet, Double Chocolate Banana Bread is an amazingly tasty twist on the classic Banana Bread recipe. Tender and moist banana bread never tasted so good.

Slicing Double Chocolate Banana Bread

I’m a banana bread freak- which is kind of funny because I don’t really like bananas.  I always buy them for the people in my house and, on occasion, I’ll eat a banana but I don’t really love it.  I have to be pretty hungry to resort to eating a banana all by itself, which is why I always have the perfect bananas for baking all kinds of banana bread.

I have a ton of banana bread recipes that I’ve mastered over the years but my absolute favorite of all time has to be this Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe.  It’s moist and fudgy with a bonus ganache topping that makes it seem like a decadent dessert.

This easy Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is definitely one thing you need to have in your kitchen arsenal for when those bananas start to go south on you.  And with summer right around the corner speeding up the banana ripening time, you’re going to need all the banana bread recipes to handle the overload.  Or am I the only one with the abundance of bananas on their counter?

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This easy Banana Bread recipe is based off my basic banana bread recipe with the addition of two ingredients which lend to it’s extra chocolate-y flavor. The extra ripe bananas and greek yogurt add moisture ensuring that you don’t end up with dry, dense banana bread which is not good eats.

Here’s how you make Double Chocolate Banana Bread:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the sugar and butter beating at medium speed until fluffy.
  3.  On low-speed, add the banana, milk, Greek yogurt and eggs mixing until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, dark cocoa powder, espresso powder and salt.
  5. Keeping the mixer on low-speed and slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat just until blended.
  6. Pour the batter into a 9×5 inch metal loaf pan coated with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack.  Remove the bread from the pan and let it cool on the rack.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Because this is a pretty basic Chocolate Banana Bread recipe, you can mix in your favorite additions to put your own spin on this easy recipe, here are a few of my favorite additions:

  • Walnuts
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Chocolate Chunks or Chocolate Chips
  • Toffee Chips
  • Peanuts
  • Dried Cherries
  • Chopped Almonds

Be sure to use your imagination because the options are limitless when it comes to spicing up this banana bread.

Slicing Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This super easy to make Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is classic comfort with a chocolate-y twist!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, chocolate banana bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 323 kcal

Ingredients

BANANA BREAD:

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups (about 3 bananas) mashed ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

GANACHE TOPPING:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

MAKE THE BREAD:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the sugar and butter beating at medium speed until fluffy. On low-speed, add the banana, milk, greek yogurt and eggs- mixing until combined.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Keeping the mixer on low-speed and slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat just until blended.
  5. Scrape the batter into a 9×5 inch metal loaf pan coated with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  6. Cool in pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan and cool on rack.

MAKE THE TOPPING:

  1. Add the chocolate chips and cream to a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook the chocolate until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.

  2. Immediately spoon the ganache over the banana bread and allow to cool before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 244mg 10%
Potassium 268mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 25g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 5.4%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 14.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Sandy wrote:

    Kellie
    Can this bread be made without the espresso powder?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      The espresso flavor intensifies the flavor of the chocolate, so yes… you can leave it out, but the chocolate flavor will not be as intense.

  • Rhonda wrote:

    Wow can’t wait to try the recipe!

  • Natalie wrote:

    This banana bread look perfect! So chocolatey and moist – YUM!

  • Gabriella wrote:

    The Banana creates a bond which results in a more fluffy bread. A good read and I must say very well instructed.