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Chocolate Mocha Banana Bread
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Chocolate Mocha Banana Bread

Doesn't the word chocolate just excite you? The flavor, the melt in your mouth texture? Chocolate can be used for so many things to enhance flavor or just add more to a dessert. And, with this Chocolate Mocha Banana Bread, you, family, and friends will fall in love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: espresso banana bread
Servings: 12
Author: Jill

Equipment

  • 1 disposable piping bag

Ingredients

  • 3 medium bananas mashed
  • ½ C butter melted
  • ¾ C light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp espresso
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ C flour
  • ½ C Dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher sat
  • 1 C chocolate chips plus ¼ C chocolate chips to sprinkle on top
  • ½ C espresso chips
  • 1 9 x9 loaf pan

Chocolate Ganache

  • ½ C chocolate chips
  • ¼ C heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the loaf pan with Pam baking spray
  • Using a large bowl, beat together the mashed bananas, butter, brown sugar, and espresso powder until combined
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined
  • Using another large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined
  • Fold in the 1 C of chocolate chips and ½ C of espresso chips
  • Pour batter into the loaf pan
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the batter
  • Bake for 50-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow cooling completely before removing from the pan and place onto a wire rack

Ganache

  • Using a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer
  • Pour over the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth
  • Scoop the ganache into the piping bag and cut the tip-off
  • Drizzle over the loaf and allow it to sit for 10 minutes before serving!