This chocolate chunk banana bread is a perfect way to use up all those ripe bananas. It's moist and fluffy with melted chocolate chunks bursting in each bite!
If you have ripe bananas, you've got to take a look at our banana bread collection. From Banana Bread Muffins with Walnuts and peanut butter banana bread to almond flour banana bread, we have something that you will like. And for those of you who are obsessed with chocolate chunks, this chocolate chunk banana bread is for you!
This is one of the best banana breads I've ever made. Those melted chocolate chunks just make it much more delicious and no one will figure out there is a veggie used in this bread!
Why is this banana bread a winner?
Banana bread is a staple in our house. It's the perfect solution to all those ripe banana sitting on the counter. Fluffy and moist with melted chocolate chunks on top, this banana bread is everyone's favorite. I love banana breads because they don't use as much butter or sugar thanks to the bananas that bring enough sweetness and moisture to the bread. Plus, this particular banana bread has a secret ingredient (which is a vegetable!) that makes it even better, and healthier.
Ingredients for chocolate chunk banana bread
Like all the other banana breads, you need ripe bananas that have black spots on the skin. Make sure the bananas are not all black. The bananas should be soft enough so you can mash them easily.
To make a banana bread, you can use different kinds of fat such as butter, vegetable or corn oil or coconut oil. This time I decided to use olive oil which made the banana bread soft and very delicious.
In addition to all the usual ingredients, this banana bread also has shredded zucchini for extra moisture and chopped walnuts for some crunch.
How to a banana bread with chocolate chunks
Start by preheating the oven. Coat a loaf pan with non stick spray and line with a parchment paper. Set aside.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and set aside. In another bowl, beat the sugar and olive oil then add the mashed bananas and the egg to the mixture. Add in the shredded zucchini and mix well. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir well until fully incorporated but don't over mix.
After I poured the batter in the loaf pan, I topped it with chocolate chunks that just gave a great taste to the bread. If you are a fan of having chocolate chunks in your baked goods, then be generous and top the bread with all the chocolate chunks you have!
How long can I keep banana bread?
Banana bread keeps fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2 days and in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also slice this banana bread and wrap each slice in a wax paper and freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, unwrap each slice and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the oven at 250F and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until heated through.
Looking for more deliciousness?
- Banana Peanut Butter Coco Puff Milkshake
- Walnut Raisin Pumpkin Bread
- Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
Banana Chocolate Chunk Bread (with a secret ingredient!)
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- ½ cup chopped walnut
- ½ cup chocolate chunks or more
- Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Coat a loaf pan with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, set aside.
- In a large bowl beat the sugar and olive oil until completely incorporated. Add in mashed bananas, egg, and vanilla. Beat until completely mixed.
- Add in flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Fold in zucchini and walnuts.
- Pour the batter in the loaf pan, top with chocolate chunks and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes our with small crumbs on it.
- Let the bread cool completely before slicing it.
I can't believe there is zucchini hiding in this bread, but totally understand how this works. I have to try it!
You will love it! 😀
Megan @ MegUnprocessed
I love a recipe to use up ripe bananas and the zucchini in my fridge! Winner!
The best way to have the family eat zucchini!
Love how you snuck zucchini into this. You can't even tell!!
Yep! The husband didn't figure it out until the last bite!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
I also use light flavored olive oil in my banana bread! Our *secret* is awesome, eh?
Totally! And it makes it *just a little bit* healthier! 😀
Rachel @ Bakerita
Aww I love reading your post and seeing you mention me! I'm glad all my obsessing over chocolate chunks has rubber off on someone, haha! This banana bread sounds so good, and I'm glad all that olive oil we collected went to good use 😉
Ahahaha just remembered yes! Oh how much olive oil we collected but hey, they're really good! 😀 Chocolate chunk is a total winner Rachel, no way I'm using chocolate chips 😀