Easy Recipe: Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

It’s not officially fall just yet but it sure does feel like fall already. The morning hours are crisp and cold and everyone is breaking out their sweaters and long pants. Once the kids are back in school, I often go into baking mode. I love to bake. It’s soothing and it makes the house smell yummy.

Every year, around this time, I make a delicious, moist pumpkin bread that my family and I go crazy over. I haven’t made it just yet because I have been obsessed with banana bread with dark chocolate chips. It is so good! I LOVE it!

It all started with some organic bananas that were going bad (it was way too ripe for me to eat) so I went online to look for an easy banana bread recipe and I came across an easy banana bread recipe from the Food Network.

I made a few changes to the recipe to make it my own. It’s a recipe I will keep making for years to come and I hope you make it too.


Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

Adapted from an original recipe from Food Network


1 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
4 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup of Dark Chocolate Chips
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (My oven gets really hot so I preheat mine to 300 degrees).

Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Or you can add parchment paper all around.

Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon.

In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined.

Add dry ingredients (including more cinnamon and the dark chocolate chips), mixing just until flour disappears.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

This recipe was extremely easy to make. The first time I made it, I made a huge mess in my kitchen but now that I’ve made it 3 times, I barely make any messes. Make this banana bread recipe — You won’t be disappointed at all.

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