Everyone loves banana bread, but this Double Chocolate Banana Bread takes it to the next level. It tastes like banana bread, mixed in with the taste of chocolate and the occasional hit of chocolate chips. I used dark chocolate chips for a more intense flavour, but you can use any flavour you like.
This banana bread is fantastic served both warm or cold, and can even be frozen. Either freeze the loaf uncut, or cut into individual slices before freezing. These individual slices will then be perfect for lunchboxes, just pop a slice in the lunchbox still frozen, and it will be defrosted and ready to at by lunch time.
- 2 large, ripe bananas
- 75g melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon bi carb soda
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180c. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the melted butter, egg and vanilla extract and whisk until combined. Add the brown sugar and mix well to remove any lumps.
In another bowl, combine the flour, bi carb soda and cocoa powder, then add to the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Stir through the chocolate chips.
Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes, or until cooked through.
Allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes before removing. Serve warm or cold.