This banana chocolate chunk 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!
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!
I love baking and used to bake a lot when I was in Iran. In Seattle I used to bake less because we just wouldn’t eat that many baked goods. Banana bread was the first recipe I made myself from scratch with an English-language recipe, at the age of 10. It tasted so good! My mom and I made changes in the recipe, such as adding and taking out ingredients, every time to see how the texture would change. One thing that I like about banana bread is that because of bananas, it’s already moist and therefore doesn’t require tons of oil and/or butter to make it moist and fluffy.
Not that I’m against butter or anything. Oh, God no. Butter is good, but it’s also not very good, health wise.
So I decided to use olive oil. You can use either olive oil or vegetable oil but if you are using olive oil make sure it’s not extra virgin because the last thing we want in your cake is the olive scent. You can find “baking olive oil” in many supermarkets. I used Filippo Berio Extra Light.
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! My friend Rachel from Bakerita always says chocolate chunks are better than chocolate chips in recipes and you bet she is right!
Looking for more deliciousness?
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- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie
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- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
- Banana Bread Muffins with Walnuts
Banana Chocolate Chunk Bread (with a secret ingredient!)
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 1/2 cup chopped walnut
- 1/2 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.