I'm right there with the rest of the posters. Absolutely delicious. Skeptical because I thought maybe the chocolate would overpower the banana. NO! Used 1/2 of this recipe minus the 1/2 cocoa (+1/2 c. flour) to make Sour Cream Banana Bread which was outstanding as well. Same basic ingredients, two delicious breads. I did not have choc. chips so I broke up M&M's. Worked just as well. Thanks!!
This is the very first time I have rated any recipe. No recipe has earned my valuable time to write about it until this one. I just feel the need to thank the person who created this. It was the best recipe ever. I normally don't care much for banana breads, but this is so delicious. I ate the whole bread at one sitting because it was soooooooooooo good. Thanks again. By the way, I did not add or delete anything from the recipe. It was perfect the way it is.
I tried this recipe because I was interested in trying a chocolate version of one of our favorite treats. Now my kids are no longer interested in my tried and true banana bread recipe, which may be due to the lack of chocolate... :) This recipe was a HUGE hit, we have made it twice since and it disappears almost immediately! Thanks!
OUTSTANDING!! I love banana bread and can find the goodness in all but the very dry type. I had some bittersweet choclate to use up so I soften three bars in microwave and beat it into the sugar and butter. I doubled the recipe but not the salt. Used 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 Splenda for Baking. I tripled the bananas, always have some in the freezer, and smashed them leaving them lumpy. Finding the lumps of banana was a real treat! My students and I finished of one whole loaf before dinner....could not resist the wonderful smell. This is a real keeper!
Great recipe! My kids loved it! Very moist and full of flavor. I made a few mini loaves and the rest in muffin pans, next time I will add more chocolate chips - 1 cup certainly wasn't enough for us. Another suggestion is to add a handful of chips in the batter after it is poured into the muffin cups. Any chocolate chips that were baking against the pan seemed to stay there after the muffin was pulled.
Very good, and I didn't even have the baking cocoa! I didn't realize until I got home from the grocery store. The loaves were still delicious. I made two large loaves, filling the pans 2/3 of the way, and they rose up very well. I will freeze one and enjoy the other. Thanks very much!
Oh my stars! So good -- we actually served it like a cake -- with ice cream on top. I accidentally undercooked it, but it left a warm gooey center, which was wonderful. I am going to underbake it again. :)
I thought these were absolutely delicious. Chocolate and banana together is one of my favorite flavor combinations. I made a half-batch and made them into muffins. Next time I will definitely make a full batch! Thanks so much!
This was really good! My 2 year old son loved them! I followed the recipe exactly. I did use REALLY ripe bananas (about half black), I am not sure how good the bread would be with out the bananas being really ripe. It is what gave the bread most of it's flavor. I made 2 loafs (filled the pans half way) and 12 cupcakes (filled half way also). This was very good! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
My 9-year-old made this for her Girl Scout Leaders and it was a hit! She followed the recipe exactly and we got 2 regular-sized loaves and 1 mini-loaf. We did sprinkle more chocolate chips on top as soon as it came out of the oven and spread them like frosting as soon as they melted. Nobody could believe she made it herself and we all enjoyed the other 2 loaves (even the family members that don't like banana bread).