Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

A little different take on banana bread with a hint of cocoa and coffee flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk or sift if the cocoa is lumpy.
  3. In a large bowl combine sugar and butter and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well creamed, for at least two minutes.
  4. Add eggs and beat well.
  5. Add bananas, vanilla, and coffee and beat on low speed until blended.
  6. Add flour mixture and combine just until moist.
  7. Stir in walnuts and spoon batter into a greased 8 x 4" loaf pan.
  8. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack, then remove from pan.
  10. Cool completely on wire rack before slicing.


Most Helpful

I really like the idea of this bread. I'm always looking for ways to use up bananas. However, I baked mine for only 50 minutes and it came out very dry. I would have liked a much stronger chocolate/coffee flavor. Not sure what I was expecting. I will probably try this again with a few changes. Thanks Marie.

Bekah49036 December 02, 2008

As I type this I'm making this recipe once again, this time for a bake sale...It's very good in it's own right but I did alter a couple of things...I wanted a stronger banana taste, so I added 1 tsp banana flavoring...I also baked it as an 8" square snack cake instead of a loaf checking for doneness every 5 min or so beginning at the 45 min mark...Additionally I drizzled a banana flavored glaze over it...I highly recommend this recipe as it's simple, tasty and quick to make...It's perfect for breakfast on the run or as a snack... EDIT: It was one of the FIRST things sold at the bake sale, for $5 and the purchaser RAVED about it the next day! *grins* This one's a keeper!

Cookin'withGas January 17, 2007

I made these into muffins instead of bread, but the flavor is delightful. It gives the taste of a chocolate dipped banana. I might add more coffee and chocolate chips next time.

DeKay September 06, 2006

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