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Chocolate Banana Bread

Yield Serves 8-10 1x
Prep: 30 minutesCook: 50 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutes

Double chocolate banana bread topped with chocolate chips.


  • 175 grams (1 and 1/4 cup) plain flour or all purpose flour 
  • 40 grams (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) caster sugar or granulated sugar*
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) butter
  • 2 overripe bananas, 160 grams (2/3 cup) when mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) full fat or whole milk
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) milk chocolate chips


  1. Grease and line your 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with baking or parchment paper. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. Add sugars, and cinnamon and gently stir.
  3. In the microwave, heat the butter in a large heatproof bowl until just melted, stirring in between 10 second bursts. Remove the butter and set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile, mash your bananas well using a fork.
  4. Next, add your vanilla, eggs and milk to your cooled butter and whisk gently until combined. Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients, add wet ingredients and mashed banana. Very gently fold the mixture using a spatula or wooden spoon until the mixture is just combined – be careful not to over mix.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to the batter. Pour mixture into prepared tin and sprinkle 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


Sugar: This banana bread is not overly sweet, if you like your banana bread quite sweet like cake, add an extra 50 grams (1/4 cup) of caster sugar – 100 grams (1/2 cup) in total.

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice Calories: 291 Sugar: 21 g Sodium: 155.2 mg Fat: 13.5 g Carbohydrates: 40.6 g Protein: 4.9 g Cholesterol: 64.3 mg
Nutrition information is a guide only.
Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: BreadCuisine: American
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