Glazed Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread is delicious, with the glaze or chocolate chunks or without. Super moist and full of banana chocolate flavor! This recipe is a definite keeper!
I think I have loved chocolate and banana together all of my life. As far as I am concerned they go perfectly together and I wish I could eat something like this Glazed Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread every day! I know. Not realistic but definitely a dream!I just love this Glazed Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread with or without the glaze or the extra chopped chocolate or chocolate chips inside! Still super moist chocolaty banana flavor in every bite!We also make a version with a fabulous cream cheese swirl called our Glazed Chocolate Chunk Cream Cheese Banana Bread. We also have Our Favorite Banana Bread which can be made with or without chocolate chips or chunks. The glaze is divine even though you don’t need to include that either!This bread freezes beautifully even though I don’t get a chance to freeze it that often! I usually will make the glaze when I am ready to serve it. I just find it is less messy that way but you can freeze this bread with the glaze too. Perhaps you have a method that isn’t that messy I could try?Regardless, I hope if you are ever in the mood for banana bread, of any kind, you will give one of these recipes a try and let me know what you think. I can’t be the only one who thinks these recipes are totally delicious comfort food! Can I?
Glazed Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread
- 4 bananas, very ripe, mashed
- 1 cup sugar -
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour -
- 1 large egg -
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder -
- 1 tsp baking soda -
- 1 tblsp vanilla extract -
- 1/4 tsp salt -
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate, chopped or chocolate chips or 8 ounces
- For the Glaze
- 1 1/4 cup icing or powdered sugar -
- 3 tblsp milk -
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract -
- 3 tblsp cocoa powder -
- 1/4 tsp salt -
- cooking spray
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and chopped chocolate or chocolate chips. In another bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Add the melted butter, vanilla and egg and combine with mashed bananas. . Pour over flour mixture and stir just until blended. Bake for 50 to 70 minutes, until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for at least 10 minutes. Remove pan and place bread directly onto rack until cool.
Make the glaze: Whisk the icing sugar, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla and salt in a bowl. Pour over the completely cooled banana bread and let set, about 15 min8tes. Slice and serve.