Triple Fudge Banana Bread.
I did just say TRIPLE FUDGE. You heard correctly.
But this has like, tons of bananas.
So it’s practically a health food.
Definitely a breakfast food.
Absolutely an eat-right-this-minute food.
Aren’t you glad you have me in your life to make decisions like that for you?
I am too.
Triple Fudge Banana Bread
makes one loaf (or about 3 mini loaves)
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup milk
4 ounces dark chocolate, melted
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips + 1/2 teaspoon flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan (mine was 9×5) liberally with non-stick spray or grease with butter. In a bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder, then set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk egg and sugar together until smooth. Whisk in vanilla extract, then add bananas and milk and mix until combined. Add in dry ingredients slowing, mixing with a spoon until batter comes together. Add in melted butter and mix until incorporated, then stir in melt chocolate.
Toss chocolate chips with 1/2 teaspoon to coat, then fold into batter. Pour batter into loaf pan. Set pan on a baking sheet, then bake for 55-60 minutes, or until center is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove bread from over and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips if desired. Let cool completely (1-2 hours) before cutting.
If you’re also wondering if the cookies on your counter are a breakfast food, you are right. See? I have all the answers.
148 Comments on “Triple Fudge Banana Bread.”
Definitely breakfast food that I wish I was eating RIGHT now. ;-) Looks amazing Jessica!
I knew cookies were a breakfast food. I have been trying to convince people that it counts to crumble cookies into your oatmeal. Perfectly balanced.
And I want some of that bread. Like now.
I don’t know how you could let this cool for 1-2 hours…it’d be out of the pan and cut in my house…looks like my kind of breakfast.
heaven. on. earth. ahhhhh <3
before even reading the post, the title made me very, very happy.
MAN I wish I had this with my coffee right now.
I want the people in my family to love banana bread more. I think the triple fudge will make this happen. :)
Ooh this looks amazing!! I love banana anything & of course chocolate anything!! :)
Oh my freaking goodness! This sounds so yummy. You can pretty much call any dessert triple fudge and it’ll be super edible. I’m excited to ripen some ‘nanas!
I’ve gone blind at the beauty.
haha omg. I was actually JUST in my kitchen trying to decide whether or not to eat a cookie for breakfast….
Oh my goodness!!! This sounds incredible!
ok. this is definietely being added to the “things to make and send to loved ones across the country” Christmas gift list! It looks INTENSE [in the best way.]
Have you ever written a post, or perhaps even seen a post, on best preporation and shipping methods for treats? I have my own ways, of course, but with everything I plan on sending this year, it wouldn’t hurt for me to get some tips and tricks from others!
I have not… I get massive anxiety about mailing things and have no CLUE how to ship food! I actually think the best way to ship quick breads is to buy a pan, bake the bread and ship the entire thing!
Wait! Look what I just found: http://www.chow.com/food-news/66414/how-to-ship-cookies-and-other-treats-for-the-holidays/
Oh. My. I don’t want a cookie for breakfast, I want this! Why can’t you live next door? wahhhh.
Ohh wow.. chocolate and bananas – one of my favourite combinations! This. looks. incredible. Thanks for the recipe :)
Ughhhh you are totally making me drool this morning! Gorgeous!
Wow, that looks awesome! I need to buy some rip bananas so I can make this. Funny how I do that! I checked out the ingredients not bad stats! This is going on my must make list! Thanks Jessica!!
1-2 hours before cutting? That’s never gonna happen.
Trust me… I know.
Wow…this could be the most perfect banana bread EVER. Seriously.
i’m so glad you made this – i want to bury my face in it right now!
I’m curious… do you think it’s possible to use a different kind of fruit? Maybe… strawberries? Cherries? I’m allergic to bananas… I know, it’s horrible LOL
Oh man… what a bummer! The only thing with using other fruits in quick breads is their high water content. I have tried endlessly to make a strawberry bread and it almost always fails because the liquid to dry ingredients ratio is off. I definitely think you could try other fruits, but depending on which ones you may have to add a little more flour or cook a little longer.
I wonder if you could used canned pumpkin or apple sauce for the texture and add a bit more sweetener to replace the banana’s sweetness. Just a though.
Katie you are probably right!
Ooooo, I love the idea of using pumpkin! Excellent suggestion Katie, thank you very much!
And I hadn’t thought about the water content affecting the bread- really glad you brought that to my attention Jessica :D
I like all of those answers!
Yes please! Oh my gosh…heaven!
Hubba hubba. Love anything with milk chococlate chips!
YESSSSSSS. that looks so fudgy and perfect. cant wait to try this. do you think I can use regular flour instead of pastry? I know pastry is better for a fluffier product….hmm.
Hi, I’m Sally, and I had cookies for lunch yesterday. Thanks for letting me share.
I bet this bread is so darned moist that it leaves your fingers sticky for hours afterward. It looks delicious!
Banana bread just got so much better!!
Bananas and chocolate are what dreams are made of. That’s a fact.
My favorite are the days when I see your links go up on Twitter and immediately say out loud “OH NO SHE DID NOT” before even laying eyes on the recipe.
…Guess what happened today?
Haha, thank you!
Way to combine my two of my favorite foods in life: chocolate and bananas. If you could just smush a couple pancakes into the mix, I’d be set.
Wow this looks so good! Sounds like it would also make great Christmas gifts in mini loaves as well!
HOLY CRAP! …..Ummm- did this get sent from heaven?!?!
Yummy!! that looks so good! :)
I am definitely glad you tell me to eat things like this!
I would like point out that since you used whole wheat flour IN ADDITION TO bananas, this is very much a health food.
I like the way you think! Cookies, cake, fudge for breakfast…yes please!!!!
Dang it! I keep thinking I’m done baking then people keep posting things that I have no choice but to make. ;-)
This looks divine! And chocolate fudge is always an excellent choice for breakfast!
OHHHHHHHHHHH MY THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!! i think we have the same exact taste in pastries/desserts.. have to make this!
Bananas and chocolate…and TRIPLE chocolate…that makes me happy.
Have a wonderful weekend and I’m sure you’ll be baking, just a little tiny bit, in advance of the holidays :) have fun!
Ok, usually banana bread is an “eh, take it or leave it” kind of thing for me but with triple chocolate fudge I think I might change my mind! :)
You are just SO smart!!!
That’s all I’m sayin’.
this looks amazing and completely like breakfast food.
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OMG… hahaha that is great.
You had me at “triple fudge”!
i’m all about eating foods with the words “triple fudge” in them for breakfast! besides, the banana balances it out, right? ;)
The texture looks beyond perfect, and I’m betting the flavor is just as good. Oy.vey.
This actually looks like something I could eat when I go back on Weight Watchers in 3 weeks. There’s no butter and not high in salt. The fact that it has whole wheat flour and butter is replaced with bananas is awesome.