Banana bread…yum. What’s better than a warm slice right out of the oven? Only one thing–when that banana bread also has chunks of chocolate inside it. Double yum.
This chocolate chunk banana bread is super moist and full of both banana flavor and chocolate–a great combination if you ask me. I also added a little cinnamon in there to tie it all together. This is a recipe that’s easy enough for anyone to tackle. Just be sure to bake it long enough to enjoy. There’s nothing worse than bread that’s not baked through. Not speaking from experience or anything! 😉
To make a nice moist bread, I used Golden Barrel Coconut Oil as well as a couple tablespoons of sour cream. If you don’t have sour cream, try substituting it with some yogurt. If you have no yogurt, don’t fret–it’ll turn out just fine without the extra “cream” in the batter, so just omit it entirely. That’s the beauty of baking–you can typically swap out ingredients for healthier alternatives or in some cases, leave out certain ingredients. This bread will be moist even without the sour cream. Speaking of swapping out ingredients, I used Paleo flour in this recipe, so feel free to use whatever flour you prefer, whether that’s all-purpose, whole wheat, or gluten-free.
I decided to chop up some chocolate for this recipe. You may use whatever chocolate you have–chips, chunks, semi-sweet, or dark: make this bread how YOU like it!
Banana bread is a yummy quick breakfast or a great after-school snack. Our house is the bus stop for my boys as well as another neighbor family. The one morning, our little neighbor girl came down to our house without eating any breakfast. Her big brother said she didn’t have time, so feeling rushed, she came to our house flustered and upset. I sliced off a piece of this bread and she ate it before hopping on the bus. Banana bread to the rescue!
My guys loved having this after school. I like to give them something that will hold them off till dinner (man, can they eat!) and this bread did the trick.
So give this moist chocolate chunk banana bread a try this weekend! Any time of day you eat it–breakfast, dessert, or snack–you’re sure to love it. It just might be the best part of your weekend. 🙂
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.