Delicious Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate banana bread that is so soft and has a thick layer of dark chocolate ganache on top!


Banana Bread – 1 ½ cups 215g all-purpose flour – 2 tablespoon 12g  cocoa powder (I prefer this one) – ¾ teaspoon baking powder – ¾ teaspoon baking soda – ½ teaspoon salt – 1 cup 237ml mashed ripe banana (from about 2 medium bananas) – ¾ cup 165g packed light brown sugar – ½ cup 120ml plain low fat yogurt – 2 large eggs at room temperature – ¼ cup 60ml sunflower oil – 3 ½ oz 100g dark chocolate, melted – ½ cup 85g dark chocolate chip


Ganache: – 7 oz 200g dark chocolate (60% cocoa), finely chopped – ⅔ cup 160ml 35% whipping cream – 1 tablespoon 14g butter – 1 tablespoon 15ml honey – Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350°F. Leave one-inch overhang on the sides of a 9x5-inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper.

Step 1

Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. If cocoa powder is lumpy, sift.

Step 2

Place 240g of banana flesh (approximately 2 medium bananas) in a large mixing basin or mash them with a fork. Mix in brown sugar.

Step 3

 Whisk yogurt into mixture. Whisk eggs one at a time until smooth. Stir in oil. Add heated melted chocolate. Combine dry ingredients and chocolate chips and stir gently with a spatula until barely incorporated.

Step 4

Do not overmix. Some little bumps are fine. Bake till dark brown and hard, 45–50 minutes. A center-inserted skewer should be clean.

Step 5

Let pan cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then remove loaf to cool completely on rack. Put chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof basin for the ganache topping.

Step 6

Heat cream, butter, honey, and salt in a saucepan on medium-low until simmering. Pour over chopped chocolate after removing from heat. Wait 2 minutes, then whisk from the center until smooth and silky.

Step 7

Refrigerate the ganache for 20 minutes or let it stand for 40 minutes until thick and spreadable. Spread on cooled banana bread and enjoy!

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