Banana bread is a staple in my house and over the years I have experimented with different variations to create the ultimate banana bread flavours. Here is my recipe for a rich double chocolate banana bread that is quickly becoming my new favourite banana bread recipe to bake!
In my house, I bake at least one batch of banana bread every week (yes you read that right)! After years of experimenting with different variations, of course I had to develop a recipe which involves lots of chocolate. Like my classic banana bread, this recipe is really simple and uses only one bowl. The result is the most moist and chocolatey banana bread, and after tasting you'll purposefully wait for your bananas to ripen so you can make it again and again.
There are so many ways to use overly ripe bananas, and banana bread is just the start. If you haven't already done so, you should check out my recipe for a classic vegan banana bread, other ways I love to use bananas include banana pancakes for the perfect start to the day, or if you freeze your bananas they can be used to make a delicious smoothie bowl.
Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes
3 Bananas, very ripe
75ml vegetable oil
175g self-raising flour
50g cocoa powder
100g light brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
50g vegan chocolate chips
Heat your oven to 200°C (or 180°C for fan), grease your 9x5 loaf tin and line with parchment paper.
Mash your bananas in a bowl and combine with the vegetable oil.
Sift in the flour and add the remaining ingredients and half of the chocolate chips, mix with a wooden spoon until just incorporated (Don't overmix, a few lumps are fine).
Transfer the mixture to your prepared loaf tin and sprinkle over the remaining chocolate chips
Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool for 10 minutes and carefully turn onto a cooling rack.
Any left-overs can be stored in a sealed container for up to 3-4 days, and up to a week in the refrigerator.
For a classic banana bread recipe check out my vegan banana bread.
This recipe can easily be made gluten-free by substituting the flour for gluten-free flour.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy my vegan double chocolate banana bread recipe. If you do try any of my recipes I'd love to know how they turn out - tag me on Instagram @josiewalshaw!