Cocoa-Nana Bread

Do you love chocolate and bananas? Well you'll love this week's feature recipe! This week's Tuesdays With Dorie baking challenge is Dorie's Cocoa-Nana Bread, chosen by Steph of Obsessed with Baking (who has the recipe within her blog).


One thing I always have on hand are bananas. It's probably my favorite fruit, at least for the past few months, and I can't seem to have enough. So having ripe bananas for this recipe was slightly challenging. But I managed!

This is a great banana quick bread recipe with the addition of cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Another bonus is that this quick bread freezes nicely, especially if you're looking for sweet freezer friendly items. In fact, after enjoying a couple slices, I ended up wrapping up the bread and storing it in the freezer. I plan on using the bread in another application... maybe chocolate banana bread pudding, chocolate banana french toast, a dessert version of a 'panzanella' salad, etc. So many ideas for a loaf of this decadent bread!

Thanks to Steph for selecting this week's TWD baking challenge. Please check out Steph's blog for the detailed recipe and be sure to take a peek at fellow TWD's to see how their bread came out!


  1. By the time my family finished debating whether or not we liked this one, it was all gone. Problem solved.
    I agree that it's dense enough to be used in another recipe.

  2. Congratulations!

    BTW, Lasang Pinoy is also back after 3 months and the theme for the next 2 weeks is chocolate.:)

  3. I thought about turning it into French toast too! I liked this recipe a lot. For one, it was easy. For two, it was really chocolaty! Can't go wrong with that.

  4. Im glad you liked the recipe! I thought it was OK but Im glad I made it.

  5. Glad you enjoyed this one. Me, not so much, but the hubby is happily eating it. :)

  6. I do like banana and chocolate! Your ideas for using this in bread pudding or as french toast sound great.