Triple Chocolate Banana Bread is super moist and full of chocolate flavor. This is a chocolate lover’s banana bread for sure. Sorry bananas, chocolate takes center stage here. But you still get that banana flavor, it’s just more of an undertone.
This is a recipe from Spend With Pennies I spotted on Pinterest. You can find it and many other enticing banana recipes on my Going Bananas! Pinterest Board. Yes, it’s necessary to have a Pinterest Board just for bananas.
This banana bread is a triple chocolate whammy. The first dose of chocolate comes from cocoa powder in the batter.
Second dose? Semi-sweet chocolate chips tossed into the batter. Enough to notice they are there, but not enough to overpower the bread.
Finally, a thick and rich chocolate glaze on top. Don’t be shy with it.
All in all, a truly decadent banana bread to make snack time extra special!
Triple Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe Tips:
- Use very ripe bananas. They should have lots of black spots on them. The bananas add both sweetness and moisture and super ripe bananas have more of each.
- I love the richness the glaze adds but it can be skipped and you’re still left with delicious chocolate banana bread.
This super rich banana bread makes a great snack or breakfast and it has enough sweetness and chocolate flavor to pass as dessert.
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Triple Chocolate Banana Bread
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/3 cups mashed banana
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup half-and-half
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 9X5-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy. With mixer on low speed, add eggs one at a time and then beat in bananas and vanilla extract.
Add flour mixture and stir until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
For glaze, in a small saucepan heat half-and-half and brown sugar until sugar dissolves and it just starts to simmer. Stir in butter and vanilla extract. Add chocolate chips, remove from heat, and let sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Let glaze cool slightly and then drizzle on cooled bread.
Recipe Source: adapted from Spend with Pennies
Recipe originally published March 4. 2015
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