If you love banana bread, then I urge you to give this chocolate banana bread recipe I try soon! So rich and delicious, the flavor combination of banana and chocolate is perfect together! As much as my family loves our traditional banana bread recipe, this chocolate version is one that is requested often and comes really close to nudging out the other as a family favorite!
Cooking time: 1hr 5minutes
- 4 overripe bananas mashed
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 8 tablespoons salted butter room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How To Prepare
Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with baking spray (such as Baker’s Joy) or coat with butter and dust with all-purpose flour, being sure to shake out any excess flour. Set aside.
Mix bananas and sugar with electric mixer until well blended. Add butter and beat until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating after each egg.
Whisk flour, cocoa powder, and espresso powder in a medium mixing bowl until blended. Add flour/cocoa mixture to batter and mix until smooth. Add baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract and stir until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake until a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle, about 1 hour.