Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

I have never been much of a cook, I mean…I can cook! Just…I sort of prefer the baking side of the kitchen and I’ve made a promise to myself to bake more {and not just with the kids!}. So to kick myself off I’ve rustled up my first attempt at…

Choc Banana Bread
….well, this one is more of a Double chocolate banana bread and I was excited to see how it turned out as my passed experiences with baking bread haven’t been too successful! Not kneaded enough, under proved, over proved could’ve done with a few more minutes in the oven, blah…blah…blah! There was always something, which is why I was pleased to see that this bread didn’t require yeast! No proving, huzzah!!

So…what will you need?

– 1 cup of Sugar
– 2 Eggs
– 1/3 cup of Vegetable oil
– 1 & 1/4 cups of mashed banana
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 1 & 1/2 all purpose flour
– 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa
– 1 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 cup of chocolate chips

How to do it…

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C, then beat the eggs, sugar and vegetable oil together. Mix well. Beat in the mashed bananas and vanilla. Next combine your flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt & chocolate chips. Stir until the mixture is well combined.

Spray a loaf tin or sprinkle with flour {I prefer the flour option} and pour in your mixture. Bake for 60-70 mins until the top has cracked, and when you gently touch the loaf it should spring back.

SUPER easy. A lot easier than I thought it would be and I cannot tell you how excited I was to see that crack on the top, letting me know that A} I’d done it right and B} it was cooked!

The one thing that amused me was how it looked like a loaf but smelt like a cake. It was fabulous! And I also loved how gentle the smell of banana was, it wasn’t overbearing at all, which was one thing I was concerned about.

Gorgeous recipe and I cannot wait to see what I’ll bake next time. Also, for this double chocolate banana bread, what would the kids think of it?…

I’d best take them some & find out….



  1. 08/10/2014 / 8:25 AM

    This looks DELICIOUS!!!
    I am going to try a banana bread recipe that I’ve seen on another blog, but this is going on the list too…you can’t beat chocolate 🙂 x

    • 08/10/2014 / 8:27 AM

      It was seriously scummy!! Have fun making it and enjoy! x

  2. 08/10/2014 / 9:03 PM

    This sounds amazing! Always looking for variations on normal banana bread so will be trying this! x

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