Double Chocolate Banana Bread

By Rena |

Our Double Chocolate Banana Bread is an easy banana bread recipe that’s moist, fluffy, and loaded with chocolate chips. Easy to make, dense, fudgy, and perfect chocolatey indulgence in every bite. Enjoyed as a snack, breakfast or dessert.

Double chocolate banana bread

This HEALTHY chocolate banana bread recipe will be your favorite way of using up all those overripe bananas. It’s more like giving a classic banana bread a total makeover by loading it up with an extra chocolate indulgence. A chocolate lovers dream come true with this double chocolate banana bread recipe. It can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free baking flour.  It is so comforting and will make you feel cozy with every bite!

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD

  • Prep: Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set
    aside.
  • Mix dry ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Blend wet ingredients: In a blender, add the bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup, and egg. Pulse, scraping down the inside of the blender as necessary until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients: Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and pulse a few times, until the dry ingredients are incorporated. Do not over mix. Fold in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips.
  • Add the batter in the pan: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips over the top.

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  • Bake: Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, without any moist batter. A few crumbs and melted chocolate are fine, as long as there is no raw batter.
  • Cooldown: Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife
    along the edges of the pan to loosen the banana bread, and carefully invert it onto the wire rack. Cool the banana bread on the wire rack until slightly warm before cutting it into slices.
  • Note: If wrapped in plastic wrap, the banana bread will keep on the counter for 3-4 days. To
    freeze it, wrap it in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, and freeze unsliced for up to 1 month.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How to store banana bread

There are different ways to store your chocolate banana bread. If you don’t have too much of it leftover, wrap it in a plastic wrap and leave on your kitchen counter at room temperature. You may also store in the fridge or freeze for a couple of months for future use.

How long does banana bread last

Banana bread lasts for 2-4 days on your kitchen counter at room temperature. Make sure the banana bread is wrapped to prevent it from drying. They last for 7-10 days in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer. The key is to properly wrap it before storing it.

Can you freeze banana bread

Yes. Tightly wrap banana bread with plastic wrap first and then use aluminum foil to prevent it from getting freezer burned. You may also cut your chocolate banana bread into slices and store in an airtight container before placing in the freezer. How long to freeze banana bread? Banana bread will last up to 3 months in the freezer.

How to make banana bread moist

The key to making a banana bread moist is by adding enough oil in the batter. You may use coconut oil or olive oil. Trying to skip out on the oil will result in dry banana bread. If you must skip the oil, you can use either apple sauce or some sort of pureed vegetables like pumpkin or sweet potatoes. Our first choice would be the apple sauce in banana bread. Use unsweetened apple sauce in place of the oil. You only need half the amount of oil in apple sauce. So, if the recipe calls for 1 cup oil, use half a cup of apple sauce.

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chocolate banana bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

An easy banana bread recipe that's moist, fluffy, and loaded with chocolate chips. Easy to make, dense, fudgy, and perfect chocolatey indulgence in every bite.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing pan
  • ½ Cup Dutch-process Cocoa Powder or any cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 3 Large Very Ripe Bananas peeled
  • Cup Coconut Oil melted
  • ½ Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Large Egg at room temperature
  • 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup Sugar-free dark chocolate chips Divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set
    aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set
    aside.
  • In a blender, add the bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup, and egg. Pulse, scraping down the inside of the blender as necessary until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and pulse a few times, until the dry ingredients are incorporated. Do not over mix. Fold in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips over the top.
  • Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, without any moist batter. A few crumbs and melted chocolate are fine, as long as there is no raw batter.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife along the edges of the pan to loosen the banana bread, and carefully invert it onto the wire rack.
  • Cool the banana bread on the wire rack until slightly warm before cutting it into slices.

Notes

Note: If wrapped in plastic wrap, the banana bread will keep on the counter for 3-4 days. To freeze it, wrap it in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, and freeze unsliced for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
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    • Rena says

      Hi Yes. Almond flour adds a lot more moisture. So you would need to add more almond flour to balance it out. Use a 1:2 ratio. So for every 1 cup flour, add 2 cups almond flour.

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