Do you have a couple of ripe bananas on your kitchen counter? If that’s a Yes, get ready to make a thick, moist, decadent Double Chocolate Banana Bread.
It is a dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly bread! Prepare some bananas, coconut sugar, almond butter, eggs, cocoa powder, and almond flour. Get your favorite chocolate chips to take the banana bread to the next level!
Take my word for it! This is a recipe you’re going to save. Indulge yourself with slices of chocolate banana bread with a hot cup of coffee after a long hectic day. You deserve a sweet break!
Decadent Moist Double Chocolate Banana Bread
Last night, I was in the mood for something sweet. I walked into my kitchen and glanced at some brown bananas on my kitchen counter. Oh! That’s it! How about some classic banana bread with a chocolatey twist? Here it is!
So, I prepared the double chocolate banana bread; a healthy alternative to sugar-packed ready-made flavored bread. It’s perfect for a sweet snack, a healthy breakfast, or a delish dessert.
Trust me you will want to serve this banana bread to your family and friends. They will feel blessed! They will ask you for a second and even a third. Even those tiny moist crumbs will disappear.
The aroma of the bread that I made filled the house. It tasted like chocolate cake with banana flavor. It has all that the heart craves and more. Heavenly!
A Soft-to-the-Touch Chocolate Banana Bread
Don’t Miss this Kitchen Hack!
Don’t you have ripe bananas? Well, you don’t need to wait for those unblemished yellow bananas to turn brown. Here’s the perfect hack to do it!
Put as many bananas as you need on parchment paper or a baking sheet in a tray. Bake them in the oven for around 30 minutes or until they become totally black and soft to the touch. This will speed up the ripening process.
Attention! Do not use the baked bananas in any recipe before they totally cool down and come to room temperature.
If you bake more than you need, you can put the rest in an airtight container or a freezer bag and freeze them. Peel and mash when needed.
You can also mash the bananas first, then freeze them. Take the frozen mashed bananas ahead of time to thaw when you need to make a recipe with bananas.
I do not recommend to bake green unripe bananas. Those haven’t developed enough sugars and flavors yet.
Rich and Delish Slice!
Can’t You Find an Ingredient? Here’re Some Substitutes!
The chocolate chips in banana bread add an extra rich chocolatey flavor. I used dark chocolate chips. You can give your double chocolate banana bread a special touch by adding some milk chocolate chips on top.
Semi-sweet chocolate chips work great as well! Another good option is dark chocolate chunks. Choose what you like!
For the cocoa, choose unsweetened cocoa powder. You can get Dutch process cocoa powder. It has a beautiful dark color with a deep flavor. Natural cocoa powder is an excellent option.
You can use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of coconut sugar. Avoid using brown sugar for this recipe. If you do, it will no longer be a paleo chocolate banana bread.
If not available, it is fine to use all oat flour instead of almond flour. You can also use all purpose flour. But if you do, the banana bread you make will not be gluten-free.
Vegetable oil is a good substitute for almond butter. But it might slightly affect the taste.
Decadent Chocolate Bread with Banana Flavor!
Indulge Yourself and Your Guests with Extra Flavors!
Double chocolate banana bread is a simple recipe that is prefect any time. Pairing it with other meals or drinks elevates its taste and enhances the overall flavors. Here’re some excellent choices.
Dip slices of banana bread in the Chocolate Coffee Avocado Pudding and enjoy the combination!
On hot summer days, serve some Soft Serve |Ice Cream in 5 Minutes or a cold glass of Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie with slices of decadent banana bread. Try it Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink and indulge yourself!
On those cold days, feel cozy with banana bread and a mug of Caramel Spice White Hot Chocolate.
Contrast the sweet chocolate banana bread to the flavors in a bowl of Satisfying Fruit Salad. Amazingly healthy and delicious!
Are you a yogurt lover? It is easy to prepare Homemade Delicious Creamy Yogurt Kefir and enjoy it with slices of chocolate banana bread. Yummy!
Expert Tips You Must Know
The best way to mash the bananas is by using a potato masher or a fork on a plate.
After you melt the almond butter, allow it to cool before adding it to the mixture. Hot melted butter may affect the final texture of the bread.
Make sure to take the eggs out of the fridge ahead of time so they come to room temperature before using them.
Choose overripe bananas. They have an extra sweetness. They are also moist and easy to mash.
Do not scoop the flour with a measuring cup. First, stir the flour with a spoon then spoon it into the cup to create air pockets.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can keep it in one piece and cover it with a plastic wrap. You can also slice it and keep the individual slices in an airtight container.
This batter is easily mixed using a whisk. There’s no need for a stand mixer.
Yes! They both work well to help the chocolate banana bread rise.
Many may add some sour cream or even Greek yogurt to get moist banana bread. But do not worry! Almond butter and extra ripe bananas will do the job.
Double Chocolate Banana Bread
This is my favorite banana bread recipe with a chocolatey twist. A perfect recipe any time! Serve your chocolate lover guests a Deep Dark Chocolate Flavor that they can never resist. Let’s Get Ready!
What You Need
- Ripened bananas
- Almond butter
- Coconut sugar
- Almond flour
- Baking powder
- Dark chocolate chips
- Cocoa powder
- Sea salt
Steps to Prep
First, start by preheating oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
Then, whisk in the eggs, the almond butter, and coconut sugar.
After that, add the dry ingredients; the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and sea salt to the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.
Now, fold the chocolate chips into the mixture. Keep some for the top of the banana bread.
Line a bread pan with parchment paper. Fold and tuck it around the edges. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Drizzle some additional almond butter on top of the bread batter (optional). Use a toothpick or bamboo stick and create swirls. Top it with some extra chocolate chips.
Finally, bake the chocolate banana bread for 40 minutes. Allow it to cool on a wire rack before slicing. Serve and enjoy!
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Double Chocolate Banana Bread
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
- Whisk in the eggs, almond butter, and coconut sugar.
- Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and sea salt to the wet ingredients and whisk until it’s combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips. Save some for the top.
- Line a bread pan with parchment paper. Fold and tuck the parchment paper around the edges. Pour the batter into the lined bread pan.
- Drizzle some additional almond butter on top (optional). Use a toothpick or bamboo stick and create swirls.
- Top the banana chocolate bread with chocolate chips.
- Bake the double chocolate banana bread for 40 minutes. Allow it to cool before serving.
- Serve and enjoy.