Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this recipe in an old Quick Cooking magazine when I was looking for something different to do with banana bread. It has almost a cake like texture, and has a nice balance of chocolate and banana flavors. I usually use pecans for the nuts, though walnuts could be used also. It's also good without nuts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, bananas, milk, and vanilla, mix well.
  2. In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add to banana mixture and mix just until combine. Fold in nuts.
  3. Pour into a greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack.