Chocolate Banana Bread

Bananas and chocolate both come from the jungle here in Peru, so they obviously combine very well together!

chocolate banana bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Yield: One loaf

Source: Adapted from Baking From My Home to Yours


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 100 grams butter
  • 1 1/4 cup rubia sugar (or use a combination of white & brown)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup drinkable plain yogurt or buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together at medium speed until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in the mashed bananas and beat on low. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions, then the yogurt, mixing only until ingredients are combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks. Scrape the batter into the pan.
  4. Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 70 minutes. Cover the bread with foil if the top is getting dark. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan and cool completely.

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

You may also like...

2 Responses

  1. This is a recipe I would like to try. I sometimes add chocolate chips to my banana bread but never thought of cocoa!

  1. April 14, 2012

    […] they obviously combine very well together! Chocolate Banana Bread Ingredients 2 cups flour … More Recipes and Ideas!…Search with GOOGLE!Search […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: