Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Nothing tops old fashioned banana bread. Found this recipe in Quick Cooking magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, bananas, milk and vanilla.
  3. Combine the flour, cocoa,baking soda and salt; add to the banana mixture and mix just until combined.
  4. Fold in nuts if desired.
  5. Transfer to a greased 9 inch x 5 inch x 3 inch loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.


Most Helpful

We loved it. Used shortening instead of butter and more bananas called for. Really good flavor.

ladypit May 24, 2010

Really good bread. Would be really good with chocolate chips as well.

Mrs. Ellis February 15, 2009

I had a few bananas laying around that really needed to be used up and I hadn't make a quick bread in a while so I browsed zaar for some recipes thinking I'd try something a little different. This is pretty good bread. I like the combination of chocolate and banana together. I would definitely watch the cook time though. I had a feeling an hour would be a little too long and it was. I would make this again but my bread did turn out a little dry so I'd start checking it at around 45 minutes or so and keep a close eye on it if it needs a little more time in the oven. I'd love to toss in some chocolate chips next time. Mmmm. Thank's for sharing!

MTpockets November 13, 2008

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