Chocolate Banana Bread
Made with cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips in the batter and topped with a decadent glaze, this Triple Chocolate Banana Bread is bursting with chocolate flavor. This quick bread requires just a few simple ingredients and just a few minutes of prep. It freezes well too!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/3 cups mashed bananas (about 4 small bananas)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup half and half
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan generously with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and mashed bananas.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
Heat the half and half and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to bubble around the edges, stirring often. Stir in the butter and vanilla until combined.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the chocolate chips, whisking until melted.
Pour the chocolate glaze into a small bowl and set aside to cool completely. Once cooled, drizzle the glaze over top of the chocolate banana bread.
Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 631IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4mg