Easy Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe (Step-by-step Recipe)

by Rachna

This chocolate banana bread recipe is a keeper. You can make it even if you are just starting out with baking. Just follow the instructions. Does not really need much mixing or proofing hence it is a pretty simple recipe to make. This bread is like a delicious tea cake. Have it with tea or coffee or just as an indulgence.

easy chocolate banana bread

Here is my easy chocolate banana bread recipe:

Ingredients:

Wet ingredients

1 cup banana puree or 2 ripe bananas mashed

¾ cup brown sugar or jaggery

1/3 cup salted butter melted

1 egg beaten

1 tsp. vanilla essence

Dry ingredients

1.5 cup all-purpose flour or processed flour

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa I used Hershey’s

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chocolate shavings

Recipe:

Mix together the wet ingredients. Mash the ripe bananas really well to form a puree without any lumps. Now add jaggery or brown sugar and melted butter to it and mix well.

easy chocolate banana bread

Add the beaten egg and vanilla essence and mix. You don’t have to mix too long just enough for the ingredients to be incorporated.

Now mix the dry ingredients together – all purpose flour, cocoa and baking soda. You can even sieve them together to mix them well.

easy chocolate banana bread

Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and fold till incorporated. Don’t overmix.

Add the chocolate chips or chocolate shavings and mix again.

easy chocolate banana bread

Now spoon into a greased bread tin or mould. Grease it with butter or oil.

Pre heat your oven to 190 C or 375 F for 8 minutes.

Keep your bread tin in the middle rack and bake for about 45 minutes. I poke a toothpick in the centre and check. Check if it comes out clean. But the only hitch is that the chocolate chips or shavings will leave gooey places so poke in two three spots to confirm.

Cool it on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.

easy chocolate banana bread

Now cut it into pieces.

Pro Tips:

  1. Use only overripe bananas. This recipe is perfect to use with bananas that have gone really brown.
  2. In case you are using unsalted butter, add ½ tsp. of salt to your recipe.
  3. I did not have chocolate chips hence used chocolate shavings or use dark chocolate broken into pieces.
  4. To check for doneness press the bread with your finger. It should feel firm and bounce back.

Best Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This chocolate banana bread recipe is a real winner. It is easy to make and is so gooey and delicious. Beats a dessert any day. Great with overripe bananas.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breads/Cakes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 216 kcal
slices

Ingredients
  

Wet ingredients

  • 1 cup banana puree or 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • ¾ cup brown sugar or jaggery
  • 1/3 cup butter salted
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence

Dry ingredients

  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour or processed flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa I used Hershey’s
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chocolate shavings

Instructions
 

  • Mix together the wet ingredients. Mash the ripe bananas really well to form a puree without any lumps. Now add jaggery or brown sugar and melted butter to it and mix well.
  • Add the beaten egg and vanilla essence and mix. You don’t have to mix too long just enough for the ingredients to be incorporated.
  • Now mix the dry ingredients together – all purpose flour, cocoa and baking soda. You can even sieve them together to mix them well.
  • Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and fold till incorporated. Don’t overmix.
  • Add the chocolate chips or chocolate shavings and mix again.
  • Now spoon into a greased bread tin or mould. Grease it with butter or oil.
  • Pre heat your oven to 180 deg C for 8 minutes.
  • Keep your bread tin in the middle rack and bake for about 45 minutes. I poke a toothpick and check to the centre. Check if it comes out clean. But the only hitch is that the chocolate chips or shavings will leave gooey places so poke in two three spots to confirm.
  • Cool it on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  • Now cut it into slices.

Notes

1. Use only overripe bananas. This recipe is perfect to use with bananas that have gone really brown.
2. In case you are using unsalted butter, add ½ tsp. of salt to your recipe.
3. I did not have chocolate chips hence used chocolate shavings or use dark chocolate broken into pieces.
4. You can also press the bread to check for doneness. It should feel firm.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Best Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 175mg8%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Your chocolate banana bread is ready to eat. To say that it is sinfully tasty and you will not be able to have just one is an understatement.

I urge you to try this easy chocolate banana bread recipe and you will wait for your bananas to go overripe to make this again.

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