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Dark Chocolate Banana Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

So rich and moist

Course: Dessert
Ingredients (Makes 4 mini loaves)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 large ripe bananas   1 1/2 cups mashed
  • 56 g unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 110 g mixture of dark molasses and light brown sugar OR the original recipe calls for just light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp banana essence Optional
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips divided
Steps for the bread:
  1. Spray mini loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Line base with baking paper

  2. Preheat oven to 175 deg celcius (350F)

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside

  4. In another bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.

  5. Add the melted butter and oil and mix until just combined.

  6. Add in brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract and banana essence and mix until smooth.

  7. Add in flour and 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Mix until just combined. Don't overmix!

  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top of the batter.

  9. Bake for 30-35 mins until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.

  10. Leave bread to cool in pan for 15 mins before removing.

Recipe Notes

* Bread is yummy when eaten warm.!!