Fluffy banana bread with chocolate

Bananenbrot mit Bananen nach Rezept

The two things you need during lockdown? Banana bread and toilet paper... and maybe some sourdough. It's clear! Admittedly, we were a bit irritated by the abundance of variations we have seen in our social media feeds on these three topics over the past few months. We don't want to go into detail about toilet paper at this point. But we have a lot to say about banana bread – especially with chocolate.
We have baked banana bread without end. Vegan banana bread, chocolate banana bread, cocoa nibs banana bread, pistachio banana bread... and we will also share the best recipes with you here. But let's start with a chocolaty version of the classic.

Before we start, a note on the recipe. Of course it doesn't change the taste, but we think that a sliced ​​banana looks much prettier on the banana bread than without. Unfortunately we sometimes forget it ourselves and stomp all the bananas we have full of euphoria :-D . So here's the tip again in advance: keep a banana. You can then cut them in half (or thirds) and place them on the finished dough before baking.

By the way: did you not only participate in the banana bread trend but also in the sourdough trend? Then have a look at 'The Boy who Bakes'. He came up with a great recipe for Sourdough Banana Bread Chocolate Muffins . Really highly recommended!

Fluffy banana bread with chocolate

300 g (wholemeal) flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch nutmeg
500 g banana(s), very ripe, weighed with skin (if in doubt, a little less than more)
(depending on taste: 1 tbsp rum)
90 g Mascobado sugar
2 large eggs (or 120g (unsweetened) applesauce)
1 tsp tonka vanilla sugar
140 g melted butter (or margarine)
approx. 100 g chocolate (we recommend 70% or 82% Theyo chocolate drops )
The dough should be easy to stir – if it is too stiff, add 1-2 tablespoons (plant-based) milk


  1. Grease a loaf tin for the banana bread or line it with baking paper. With baking paper, removing the banana bread is much easier afterwards and we then use the baking paper to wrap it. If you don't do that, greasing is of course the more environmentally friendly alternative.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan or in the microwave and allow to cool slightly.
  4. chop chocolate. If you use our chocolate drops , we recommend leaving them whole - the bigger the chocolate pieces, the better. We find. ;-)
  5. Put the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix.
  6. If you want to use a banana for decoration – as described above – put it aside. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until only small pieces remain. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, sour cream and butter and mix until smooth.
  7. Now add the eggs one at a time and mix until smooth and evenly combined. Then mix in the chocolate pieces.
  8. Next, in the large bowl, add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and mix gently. Make sure that everything is mixed well but not too much, otherwise the consistency of the banana bread will suffer.
  9. Now put the dough in the form and place the cut up bananas on top of the banana bread.
  10. Bake the banana bread in the preheated oven for approx. 50 - 60 minutes, depending on the shape. If the bread looks good beforehand, simply poke the middle of the banana bread with a wooden stick and see if any dough sticks to the stick. If not, you can take out the banana bread.
  11. Let the banana bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes before carefully turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Wrapped in foil and/or in a sealed container, the banana bread will keep for about three days. But it can also be frozen. We freeze the banana bread in individual slices and always take a piece when we feel like it.

You still need chocolate so that you can process the leftovers into banana bread with chocolate? One way this way , please.
If your chocolate was in the cupboard longer than planned - however that could happen ;-) - then please don't throw it away right away! Here we have summarized how long chocolate can be kept and how you should store it . Spoiler: even if your chocolate doesn't look quite fresh, it's usually still edible. And an important tip for the summer in advance: please keep the chocolate cool, but not in the fridge. How come? You can also find out in the article.

PS: You not only like banana bread but fine chocolate in general? Then have a look at our chocolate tasting team events . A team event that everyone likes!

Header photo by Celina Albertz on Unsplash

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