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Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

photo of two slices of chocolate banana nut bread on a plate
After my successful attempt at baking a banana nut bread, I found all these images of chocolate banana bread that looked delicious.  I’ve never eaten chocolate banana nut bread but I wanted to try it out.  So this weekend, I took my overripe bananas and decided to make some.  I took the banana nut bread recipe I had used previously as my base and then altered it to add cocoa powder and chocolate chips.

The result was delicious.  The cake bread was super moist and tasted more like a chocolate cake with hints of banana.  Yum!  Here is the recipe I used:

Yields: Four 7 x 3 inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat
    oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease four 7×3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed
    bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda, cocoa powder and
    flour. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Divide into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

photo of a loaf of chocolate banana nut bread in a pan

I ran out of 7 x 3 inch loaf pans, so one of my pans was a 9 x 5, with the amount of batter used for a mini loaf, which is why these slices are long and short.
close-up photo of two slices of cake on a plate

Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

Servings: 4 (7x3) loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This easy quick bread tastes like chocolate cake flavored with a hint of banana without the hassle of making a cake!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 1(6-oz) container sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Grease four 7×3-inch loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla, and cinnamon and stir to combine. Add the salt, baking soda, cocoa powder and stir until just combined. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips. Divide the batter between the prepared pans.
  • Bake the loaves for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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3 comments on “Chocolate Banana Nut Bread”

  1. Hoho! Thanks for the great baking idea. I usually throw in shredded apples and a big handful of raisins. Addition of chocolate is gonna be awesome!

  2. Never tried it with apples and raisins; I’ll have to try it sometime. But I really dig the chocolate addition! It tasted really yummy right out of the oven while it was still hot.

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