Banana bread definitely experienced a huge boom during the first Corona lockdown. It feels like everyone has gone through their banana bread phase at some point during these strange, locked-in months. We at Theyo also baked this delicious “bread” endlessly. Vegan banana bread, chocolate banana bread, cocoa nibs banana bread, pistachio banana bread... But our favorite is with...? Well, can you figure it out? Chocolate of course! Here we share our recipe for fluffy banana bread with chocolate with you!
Before we get started, a note about the recipe. Of course it doesn't change the taste, but we think that a sliced banana looks much prettier on banana bread than without it. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget it ourselves and, full of euphoria, mash all the bananas we have :-D. So here's another tip in advance: keep a banana back. You can then cut these in half (or thirds) and place them on the finished dough before baking.
By the way: Have you not only taken part in the banana bread trend, but also the sourdough trend? Then take a look at 'The Boy who Bakes'. He has developed a great recipe for sourdough banana bread chocolate muffins . Really highly recommended!
Fluffy banana bread with chocolate
300 g (whole grain spelled) flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of nutmeg
500 g banana(s), very ripe, weighed with peel (if in doubt, a little less rather than more)
(depending on taste: 1 tbsp rum)
90 g Mascobado sugar
2 large eggs (or 120 g (unsweetened) applesauce)
1 teaspoon 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 thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of (vegetable) milk
- For the banana bread, grease a loaf pan or line it with baking paper. With baking paper, removing the banana bread afterwards is much easier and we then use the baking paper to wrap it. If you don't do this, greasing is of course the more environmentally friendly alternative.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan or in the microwave and let it cool slightly.
- Chop up the chocolate. If you use our chocolate drops , we recommend leaving them alone - the bigger the chocolate pieces, the better. We find. ;-)
- Place flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix.
- 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 and butter and mix until smooth.
- Now add the eggs one at a time and mix until everything is smooth and evenly mixed. Then mix in the chocolate pieces.
- Next, add the flour mixture to the banana mixture in the large bowl and mix gently. Make sure that everything is mixed well, but not too much, otherwise the consistency of the banana bread will suffer.
- Now pour the dough into the mold and place the cut bananas on top of the banana bread.
- Bake the banana bread in the preheated oven - depending on the shape - for approx. 50 - 60 minutes. If the bread looks good beforehand, simply poke a wooden stick into the middle of the banana bread and see if any dough still sticks to the stick. If not, you can remove the banana bread.
- Let the banana bread cool in the tin for 15 minutes before carefully turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
And after baking...
Wrapped in foil and/or in a sealed container, the banana bread will last about three days. But it can also be frozen easily. We freeze the banana bread in individual slices and take a piece whenever we feel like it.
Do you still need chocolate so you can use the leftovers to make banana bread with chocolate? One time this way , please.
If your chocolate was left in the cupboard for longer than planned - however that could happen ;-) - then please don't throw it away straight away! Here we have summarized again how long chocolate lasts and how you should store it . Spoiler: even if your chocolate doesn't look completely fresh, it's usually still edible. And an important tip for the summer in advance: please store the chocolate in a cool place, but not in the refrigerator. How come? You can also find out in the article.
PS: Do you not only like banana bread, but also fine chocolate in general? Then take a look at our chocolate tasting team events . A team event that everyone enjoys!