Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Say goodby to boring banana bread game and make my ultra decadent and rich recipe for Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I’m at it again with another banana bread recipe. Anytime I have over ripe bananas I find myself making banana bread. Over the past year, I’ve had fun experimenting with different types of banana bread. Let’s face it chocolate is always delicious to pair with bananas. This version of chocolate chocolate chip banana bread is decadent and rich. Think of thick slices of moist banana bread in the chocolate form. For a minute, I forgot I was even eating banana bread even though it was loaded with bananas! My son who is a chocolateholic like me, loved the bread, too. That says a lot since he is not always a fan of banana bread.
After creating my peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread last year, I’ve had a lot of request to create another over the top banana bread recipe. I even made that over the top banana bread for my daughters 2nd Birthday party brunch last month. It was the one food that was practically left with crumbs on the plate.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

How many bananas do you use to make banana bread? 

For traditional banana bread recipes you will find 2-3 ripe bananas called for the recipe. For this recipe for chocolate chocolate chip banana bread I used 5 bananas! I think any where from 3-5 bananas for this recipe will work just fine.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Dessert Recipe

What type of chocolate do you use for chocolate chocolate chip banana bread? 

I used a mix of semi sweet chocolate chips (regular size), mini semi sweet chocolate chips (on top), and cocoa powder. But if you have milk chocolate chocolate chips you could use those two. As you can tell–three different ways to incorporate chocolate in this recipe.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Easy Recipe

How do you make chocolate chocolate chip banana bread?

Of course, you’ll start by preheating the oven. Then I use my stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment to mash the bananas in the bowl. I’ll first use a fork then let the paddle attachment mash for me. Next,  mix together brown sugar, granulated sugar on medium-low speed for 30 seconds. Turn the mixer off, using a silicone spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl. Then, add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix again (lots of mixing and scraping going on during these steps).
Then, add in the cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then pour in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Using the silicone spatula, spread the batter into the loaf pan. My favorite part of the recipe–sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on to the top of banana bread.
You bake this banana bread for over an hour until toothpick inserted in the middle comes clean. I also like to let it rest in pan for 30 minutes, then remove to a plate to continue cooling. Slice and enjoy with the people you love. I love to eat this as dessert and sometimes can justify as breakfast since 1. it has bananas 2. it has the word “bread” in it!
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Photo

Easy Banana Recipes

Love bananas? Here are a few more of my easy banana recipes:
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Breakfast
If your looking to use up ripe bananas I hope you’ll make my recipe for chocolate chocolate chip banana bread.

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hourr 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment; mash the bananas in the bowl then mix together brown sugar, granulated sugar on medium-low speed for 30 seconds. Turn the mixer off, using a silicone spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl. Then, add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix again for 30 seconds.
  3. Then, add in the cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then pour in the 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  4. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Using the silicone spatula, spread the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips on to the top of banana bread.
  5. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes clean.
  6. Remove the banana bread from the oven. Let rest in pan for 30 minutes, then remove to a plate to continue cooling.

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