Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Cocoa Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks

Delicious extra chocolatey banana bread made with cocoa powder and chocolate chunks.

Double chocolate banana bread

Nothing beats a good banana bread. I have had it for breakfast, as a dessert, as a snack, any reason to have banana bread.  I classify eating banana bread as having one of 5 a day fruit and veg, lol. Once bananas in my house are overripe I make banana bread. This time around i gave my favorite banana bread recipe a sexy makeover by adding cocoa powder and chocolate chunks and what i got was a rich, moist, chocolatey banana bread.

double chocolate banana cake

cocoa banana cake with chocolate chunks `

Double chocolate banana bread

Printable Recipe

Cocoa Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks Yield: 10 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour


135g (3/4 cup) light brown sugar
1 egg
200g banana (about 3 bananas)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
140g ( 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons) flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
120g (1/2 cup) butter, melted
200g (1 cup) chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees celcius. Grease and dust a loaf tin with flour
  2. In the bowl of stand mixer beat sugar and egg until well incorporated. Beat in mashed bananas
  3. Sift into egg mixture flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon and beat until combined.
  4. Pour in melted butter and beat until well combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Leave to cool tin for 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edge and  invert onto cooling rack.



  1. my chocolate cravings have definitely set in... this choc banana bread looks amazing!


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