Monday, January 26, 2015

Chocolate Banana Bread

The original recipe for this lovely bread comes from a Kraft Canada flyer. I improvised with what I had available, switching out a few items and adding baking powder and vanilla. It's a win - win situation with chocolate and banana. I love the density and moistness of this loaf!

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1  1/2  cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp baking cocoa
  1. Beat egg, mayonnaise and mashed bananas in bowl, using a whisk, until well blended. Add vanilla.
  2. In separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. then stir into wet ingredients.
  3. Spoon half  (or slightly over half) of the batter into prepared 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  4. Sift cocoa into the batter left in the bowl, stir and drop by spoonfuls onto white batter.
  5. Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, before removing to wire rack. 
Idea: Cut into thick slices (10), wrap and freeze for individual snacks to go with "someone's" drink at the drive through. 


  1. wow, this looks amazing, at first I thought it was marble rye! I am trying this one!! I just wrote it down, thanks for sharing!

  2. My mouth is watering! I bet this is delicious toasted. It is the perfect breakfast treat.

  3. What could I use if I don't have mayo and don't want to head to the store?

    1. The original recipe called for miracle whip. I'm thinking you could try sour cream, although I have not tried it. Mayonnaise is made of eggs, oil and vinegar and you will notice there is no other fat in this loaf

  4. Ahh, brilliant! I'm betting I could use butter or oil

  5. This sound very good, but I will try with the sour cream, because of no mayo in the house. I love all your recipes, and thank you.

  6. This was so great! Made it last night into 4 mini loaves and it tastes great... was so quick and easy to make too!

  7. I happen to have homemade mayonnaise on hand, having just made it over the weekend. I bet this loaf would taste really great made with homemade mayo! Will have to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. That looks wonderful Anneliese! Love the marbled effect and you are right - can't go wrong with banana and chocolate!

  9. It tasted great!! Thanks for the recipe!