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Mexican Chocolate Banana Bread

Mexican Chocolate Banana Bread

Mexican Chocolate Banana Bread is a rich tasting and very chocolate-y banana bread enhanced with a little cinnamon.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Anna
Cost 5


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar dark
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt reduce to 1/4 if using salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup 4 1/2 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1 generous cup of mashed bananas about 3
  • 3/4 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips.
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan or line the inside with nonstick foil.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, oil, brown sugar and cocoa powder until smooth. Whisk in the egg, and vanilla.
  • Whisk in baking soda, salt and cinnamon until fully blended.
  • Add flour and stir until it is absorbed, then stir in mashed bananas and chocolate chips.
  • Transfer to the loaf pan and sprinkle more chocolate chips on top if desired.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then loosen with a knife and let cool completely before removing from the pan. If you used a foil lined pan, just let it cool in the pan and then lift it out.