Chocolate Banana Bread




What’s better than banana bread?  Chocolate banana bread, of course!  This is also a one-bowl recipe, which is a huge plus.  Although this is probably better as a dessert, I have managed to convince myself that this is perfectly acceptable as breakfast.

Chocolate Banana Bread

  • Servings: 4-6
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  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Butter a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large glass mixing bowl, melt butter in microwave (or double boiler).  Remove from heat.  Add the bananas and use a fork or potato masher, mash the bananas until no large lumps remain.  Add egg, yogurt, and sugar, using the fork to incorporate.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
Adapted from Simply Recipes

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