You Gotta Bake This

Got a few spotted bananas hanging around?


Wanna do some baking?


Like chocolate? (is that even a question?!)


Then you gotta make this Double Chocolate Banana Bread.



Double Chocolate Banana Bread

makes 1 loaf

Take banana bread to the next level with a double shot of chocolate. Part healthy snack, part chocolate indulgence. Try it with a smear of peanut butter for a real treat!


  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.

2. Combine flax seed and buttermilk in a small bowl, and set aside.


3. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.


4. Mash bananas into the flax/buttermilk mixture. It’s okay if there are some chunks.


5. Add the honey and vanilla to the banana mixture, stirring to combine.


6. Combine the wet with the dry ingredients and add the chocolate chips. Stir until just combined.


7. Spread evenly into the loaf pan, and bake for 45 – 50 min, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. 


Notes: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, use 1/2 cup yogurt, and 1/2 cup milk. Feel free to add a few extra chocolate chips, or chopped nuts, if it tickles your fancy. 


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Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipe, Snack, Vegetarian, Whole Grain


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11 Comments on “You Gotta Bake This”

  1. November 11, 2010 at 5:48 am #

    how sweet 😀

  2. valgal123
    November 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    This looks delicious! I love banana bread, but have never tried a chocolate one, I need to be more adventurous.

  3. November 11, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Oh wow–what a recipe! Chocolate and banana has to be one of my all-time favorite combinations! I was just tested on the science behind quick breads today, so I might just have to celebrate with this recipe…

  4. November 12, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    OMG you’re right you have to bake those! That’s where I always have to make the decision … bake now or freeze and bake later. That chocolate banana cake looks awesome!

  5. November 12, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    You’re absolutely right….I gotta make this! 🙂

  6. Buddy
    November 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    My wife is about to make this. We’ll let you know how it turns out.

    • marie
      November 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

      Awesome. It was simply awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. Larrissa
    May 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    I made these into muffins ( i dont own a loaf pan) and they turned out perfect. I just had to decrease the bake time to 20 minutes! Great recipe Marianne!


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