Moist chocolate banana bread; this is the best chocolate banana bread recipe I’ve found, and tastes fantastic with peanut butter!
I have this friend who is an avid cyclist. And by “avid,” I mean “crazy.” This woman regularly goes on marathon bike rides. She is always telling us about her latest and greatest 50 mile ride up some mountain or another.
I don’t know how one rear end can take that much time on a bicycle seat.
I complain about piano benches, but they’re nothing compared to bicycles.
Some time ago, she was gushing about the amazing snack they had after their 30 mile ride up the canyon. It seems someone had made chocolate banana bread and slathered it with peanut butter and honey.
The thought of it almost made me want to ride a bike up the canyon, just to get a slice.
I recently found myself saddled with ripe bananas, when the project I had intended to use them for fell through. The memory of this chocolate banana bread discussion came flooding back to me.
And if I’m being completely honest, the thought of how this bread would look on this cutting board is the real reason I ended up making it.
I know I’m being biased, I know I am… but The Lizard (our oldest son) made this board in his wood shop class, and when he brought it home, I gushed and gushed about it. Maybe you saw where I immediately posted a photo of it on Instagram? That’s the kind of mom I am. The Lizard said, “You haven’t even had it 2 minutes!!” Then he took immense pride in the number of likes and comments that photo got on Instagram and Facebook. (Oh yes, I copied the photo to Facebook. Did I mention how excited I was?)
I had intended to be the best mom in the entire world, and send peanut butter on chocolate banana bread sandwiches in sack lunches for the kids. Buuuuuuutt… it was Sunday afternoon and that bread just kept calling to me. And calling. And calling.
My resolve lasted approximately 45 seconds before I sliced into this baby and smeared it with peanut butter. The entire loaf was gone within minutes.
Now that I have experienced this particular snack, my butt is going to need that 30 mile bike ride up the canyon. Was that part of your master plan, Lish? Because if it was… brilliant. Just brilliant.
More banana recipes you’ll love:
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3 T. cocoa powder
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Cream butter and sugar. Add banana, and mix until banana is mostly mashed and mixed in. Add eggs and mix well.
- Add salt, soda, and baking powder and mix well. Add cocoa powder and mix well.
- Add flour, and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 325F for 60-65 minutes. Let cool before slicing.
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