Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

By now you have probably seen this chocolate banana bread. It has made it’s rounds throughout the blogosphere, starting with Smitten Kitchen, before others like Poires au Chocolat jumped on board. In my defence, I think I made this sometime back in March but am finally getting around to posting it now (so despite how it looks, I am not the last one to get on the bandwagon). Let me tell you, it is definitely worth spreading the word about. It’s not often that I claim something to be the best thing I have ever made. But this is the BEST banana bread I have ever made. Seriously. Well if you hate chocolate (weirdo) then you might dislike it. However if you are even remotely normal/sane/chocolate-appreciating, you are going to fall in love. I even healthified (my new word of the day, a neologism as my GRE word lists have taught me) it with yogurt and olive oil. You cannot tell a difference. I hope you have some bananas on hand because you are going to need some, stat! I cannot think of a better way to kick off the long weekend, can you? Plus apparently it is Chocolate Chip Day (that even exists?) so this fits the bill perfectly. Make it NOW. I promise, you will have no regrets. Do it.

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Chocolate Banana Bread
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Recipe type: dessert, breakfast, snack
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Heat your oven to 350F and grease a loaf tin.
  2. Combine the mashed banana, yogurt, oil, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Stir until smooth. There may still be some lumps of banana but there should be no visible pieces of brown sugar remaining.
  3. To the wet ingredients, add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and chocolate chips. Stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake at 350F for 55-65 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool and enjoy.

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