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This banana bread with chocolate recipe is easy to make and completely comforting and delicious to eat. It's perfect for lunchtime dessert, afternoon tea or even a cheeky breakfast!
There's nothing better to do with overripe bananas than making banana bread - why let them go to waste when they can be easily converted into something delicious to enjoy? And the only thing better than banana bread made with overripe bananas is adding chocolate to it! As you may agree, chocolate makes everything taste better.
The riper the bananas you use, the more like banana your bread will taste. For the banana bread with chocolate recipe below, I used bananas that were so ripe that they had gone soft and brown and become very fragrant. This concentrated flavour means the bread will come out tasting of authentic banana. Ripe bananas also add moisture to your bread, as a result of the banana sugars breaking down, so you'll have the added benefit of a deliciously moist bread! If your bananas are not quite ripe enough to be fragrant, I would highly recommend leaving them for a few days to develop more flavour.
This banana bread with chocolate recipe is also very popular with the children. Most already enjoy banana bread, as it's a popular home baking classic, but add a few chocolate chips to the recipe, and it suddenly becomes a decadent treat! I've used dark chocolate chips in the recipe below, but feel free to use semisweet or milk chocolate, depending on your preference. If you can't find chips, you can use chunks or chop up your favourite bar of chocolate.
Although this banana bread with chocolate recipe is baked in a loaf tin, the texture is more like cake than bread. And you could certainly bake this recipe in a square, circular or rectangular cake tin - it makes a great celebration cake! Dress it up with cream cheese icing for special occasions.