Recipe: Banana-Chocolate Bread

By on February 6, 2013 in Recipes with 5 Comments

Banana Chocolate BreadI’ve literally tried at least a dozen banana bread recipes over the years and I’ve yet to find one I didn’t like. This one is loaded with dark chocolate. The dark chocolate along with the sour cream give it just a little tang, but it is still very sweet.

Banana Chocolate Bread

Be sure to use bananas that are extremely ripe. The skins should be mostly black. Otherwise you run the risk of the bread not being sweet or moist enough. The recipe calls for 6 ounces of dark chocolate and I couldn’t bring myself to buy 2 4-ounce bars since they are kind of pricey. So I used 4 ounces of dark chocolate and added enough semi-sweet chocolate chips to make up for the remaining 2 ounces -and maybe just a wee bit extra ;)

Whether eaten for a snack or breakfast, banana bread is always a treat.

Banana Chocolate Bread

Banana-Chocolate Bread

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (3 to 4)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter and flour a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.
  5. Beat in bananas, sour cream, and vanilla.
  6. With mixer on medium-low, add flour mixture and chocolate. Mix just until combined.
  7. Pour batter into pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Yield: 1 loaf

Recipe Source: Martha Stewart

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  1. Medeja says:

    Banana and chocolate is always great combination :)
    Medeja recently posted…Lipnūs Vištienos Sparneliai / Sticky Baked Chicken WingsMy Profile

  2. I love how stuffed this bread is with all those chocolate chips! It looks amazing Christin!

  3. Ah, banana bread, just the thing for over-ripe bananas, and dark chocolate sounds like a great addition to it. I love the speckled pattern you got with the chocolate chips. My son loves both banana bread and chocolate, this wouldn’t last long at our house!
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