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Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread just sounds delicious doesn’t it? It’s a new twist to your traditional Banana Bread but it’s just so yummy. Have a slice right from the oven and it will melt in your mouth. 

Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

Ingredients:

3 medium bananas, mashed

½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, melted

¾ C light brown sugar, packed

2 tsp espresso

2 large eggs

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 ¼ C flour

½ C Dark cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp kosher sat

1 C chocolate chips plus ¼ C chocolate chips to sprinkle on top

½ C espresso chips

1 9×9 loaf pan

Directions:

Step One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the loaf pan with pam baking spray.

Step Two: Using a large bowl, beat together the mashed bananas, butter, brown sugar, and espresso powder until combined.

Step Three: Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.

Step Four: Using another large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined. 

Step Five: Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined.

Step Six: Fold in the 1 C of chocolate chips and ½ C of espresso chips.

Step Seven: Pour batter into the loaf pan.

Step Eight: Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the batter.

Step Nine: Bake for 50-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Step Ten: Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan and place onto a wire rack. 

Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

Chocolate Ganache:

½ C chocolate chips

¼ C heavy whipping cream

1 disposable piping bag

Directions:

Step One: Using a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer.

Step Two: Pour over the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth.

Step Three: Scoop the ganache into the piping bag and cut the tip off. 

Step Four: Drizzle over the loaf and allow it to sit for 10 minutes before serving!

Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

Banana bread is such a comfort food! Serve it up with hot chocolate, milk, or even tea on a cold day or it goes perfectly with a hot cup of coffee in the morning. There are so many variations of banana bread you can make, but this one is a favorite. It’s sweet, indulgent and just satisfying.

Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

What will you be pairing your Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread with? 

Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread is super-moist, satisfying and a delicious twist on the classic Banana Bread. What is better then smelling Banana Bread in the oven?

Ingredients

  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • ½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
  • ¾ C light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp espresso
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ C flour
  • ½ C Dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher sat
  • 1 C chocolate chips plus ¼ C chocolate chips to sprinkle on top
  • ½ C espresso chips
  • 1 9x9 loaf pan

Chocolate Ganache

  • ½ C chocolate chips
  • ¼ C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 disposable piping bag

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the loaf pan with pam baking spray.
  2. Using a large bowl, beat together the mashed bananas, butter, brown sugar, and espresso powder until combined.
  3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
  4. Using another large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined.
  5. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined.
  6. Fold in the 1 C of chocolate chips and ½ C of espresso chips.
  7. Pour batter into the loaf pan.
  8. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the batter.
  9. Bake for 50-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan and place onto a wire rack.

Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Using a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer.
  2. Pour over the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth.
  3. Scoop the ganache into the piping bag and cut the tip off.
  4. Drizzle over the loaf and allow it to sit for 10 minutes before serving!
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