5 from 1 vote
This Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is rich, delicious, and absolutely perfect with the homemade coffee glaze. This homemade banana bread recipe has a chocolatey twist that makes it entirely irresistible! Chocolate Banana Bread makes the perfect addition to breakfast or brunch!
Chocolate Banana Bread with Coffee Glaze
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
This Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is rich, delicious, and absolutely perfect with the homemade coffee glaze. This homemade banana bread recipe has a chocolatey twist that makes it entirely irresistible! Chocolate Banana Bread makes the perfect addition to breakfast or brunch!
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Banana Bread
Servings: 2 Loaves
Author: Michelle
Ingredients
Chocolate Banana Bread
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 medium bananas (or 3 large bananas)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Coffee Glaze
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp strong coffee, brewed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp espresso powder (optional)
Instructions
Chocolate Banana Bread
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease two 8x4 pans.
  2. In a small bowl, mash bananas (or, puree the bananas in a food processor). Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  5. Add in flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda, then mix until combined.
  6. Add in mashed bananas, mixing until incorporated.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared loaf pans.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs stuck to it. (If the outside of the bread is cooking faster than the inside of the bread, tent a piece of foil over the bread while it finishes cooking).
  9. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Move to a wire cooling rack.
Coffee Glaze
  1. Mix together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, espresso powder (if using), and 1 1/2 Tbsp brewed coffee. If the glaze is thicker than your desired preference, add in the last 1/2 Tbsp of brewed coffee.
  2. Pour the glaze evenly over both loaves. Allow the glaze to harden completely before cutting into slices.
  3. Enjoy!
  4. Store leftovers in an airtight container (they can stay at room temperature for a couple of days, or they can be stored in the fridge for about a week).