My Greek Yogurt Banana Bread is one of my most popular recipes here on Lovely Little Kitchen. One reader (having read all the rave reviews) commented, “Awesome. I’m now a baker, which is incredible. And even if I double the recipe and make variations and sometime screw up tablespoons with teaspoons, somehow it still tastes delish. I even used motor oil instead of coconut oil, and pebbles instead of chocolate chips, and it still tasted fabulous. JK : )” Haha! That one totally made my day! I love it when you all make my recipes and tell me you love them as much as I do.
If you don’t have a go-to banana bread recipe, you must try it! The texture is spot on, and one of my favorite things about it is the delicate crunch that comes from crushed up sliced almonds. They’re really subtle in there, but absolutely wonderful!
So what could I do to make our favorite banana bread even more irresistible? CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP it up of course!
So amazing what a little cocoa powder and chocolate chips will do to a simple loaf of banana bread. My boys were in heaven when they tasted this bread. They pretty much just dropped the banana part and deemed this the BEST CHOCOLATE BREAD ever! I’m pretty sure they were wondering why I would let them eat something that so closely resembled a brownie for breakfast!
Here’s a tip for baking quick breads. It’s always better to test your bread to see if it is done rather than to just rely on a set time. Look for a crack in the top of the bread, and use a toothpick to see if there is still wet batter inside the bread. Try not to poke a chocolate chip or you could get a false negative. If your toothpick comes out clean, your bread is done!
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Banana Bread
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 4 mini loaves 1x
- Category: Bread
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
So amazing what a little cocoa powder and chocolate chips will do to a simple loaf of banana bread!
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup banana pulp mashed (about 3 ripe bananas)
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add vanilla extract, banana pulp, and Greek yogurt, mixing well after each ingredient.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to combine.
- Gradually add flour to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined on low speed.
- Mix in chocolate chips until well combined, saving a few to sprinkle over the top of each loaf.
- Pour batter evenly into 4 well greased mini loaf pans and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake for 32-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
For these mini loaves, I used metal pans that measure 3″ wide x 5 1/2″ long x 1 3/4″ deep. If you use a standard size loaf pan instead of mini loaf pans, check for doneness around 40-45 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 Mini Loaf
- Calories: 944
- Sugar: 85g
- Sodium: 677mg
- Fat: 40g
- Saturated Fat: 23g
- Unsaturated Fat: 13g
- Trans Fat: 0.9g
- Carbohydrates: 141g
- Fiber: 8.1g
- Protein: 14g
- Cholesterol: 155mg
Keywords: chocolate chocolate chip greek yogurt banana bread, chocolate banana bread, banana bread
June Burns says
That looks terrific! Like chocolate cake for breakfast 🙂
Made this last night and used mini chocolate chips. It is delicious!
You are quick! Glad you liked it. Hope you guys are well!
I haven’t been baking much as of late, but wow…this looks so amazing, Julie! But then again, I’m not surprised! I know I say this all the time, but all your baked goods looks like pure perfection. If you say it’s the best chocolate bread, I listen! My husband has been complaining that I don’t bake anymore…he’s in for a surprise 😉
Hey, thanks first. Well id like to know if texture comes ok if i dont add baking powder at all, but only baking soda 1 teaspoon?
I mada banana bread the other day and added 2tspn baking powder n half a tspn of bakin soda in it? Is that ok?
Third, if i dont have greek yoghurt can i use 1/4 cup of plain yoghurt for this recipe?
Please answer all 3 questions if possible. Ill be so grateful.
I haven’t experimented with the baking powder and baking soda so I’m not sure how it would turn out, but any yogurt is fine.
Banana bread (banana loaf) is a bit more dense and heavier than bannaa cake. Both are very moist and that comes from the bannaas themselves. Be sure to use ripe bannaas (the ones that have the dark skins, that look like they should be thrown out they are much sweeter when they are like that.)My grandmother used to make the most delicious bannaa cake. It used cake pastry flour (not all purpose flour), and it was light and tender, not as heavy as bannaa bread. I have made it, and I liked it with a buttercream frosting or a 7-minute icing that is done in a doube boiler.So many people rave about carrot cake (which is delicious, no question about that), but bannaa cake is in a class of its own if it is HOME MADE (from scratch, not from a mix.)
Hello Julie, the loaf looks fantastic, thank you ! I was just wondering whether it is suitable for 6 people or I might have to add double portion of all the ingredients. How do you think about this ?
Hi Daniela, this recipe would be enough for six people. It makes four little loaves that could be sliced and served alongside a main dish for breakfast, brunch or as a light snack. But if you do double the recipe, the extra loaves freeze very nicely! Hope you enjoy, and thank you for your question.
HI there! I just wondered if these could be made into muffins? If so, what do you think the timing would be @18-20 mins? Thank you!
Hi Melissa, yes I would start checking for doneness at about 18 minutes by inserting a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, you are good to take them out of the oven. Otherwise add a few more minutes and then check again. Enjoy!
Julie G. says
I made this over the weekend since I had bananas on hand but was looking for something chocolate as well. I made 1 large loaf and it was delicious. I was wondering if the banana flavor would come through or if the chocolate would overpower it but I could taste both distinctively. It was dense and moist, almost like a cake. My family loved it. Will make this again.
Banana is pretty strong so I bet it would still come through. Glad everyone liked it!