Chocolate Chip-Espresso Banana Bread

Moist and delicious banana bread is given a burst of chocolate thanks to espresso powder and chocolate chips. For even more goodness, drizzle melted chocolate on top.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4


1 1/2
cups mashed very ripe bananas (3 to 4 bananas)
cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
cup packed brown sugar
cup butter, melted
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoon instant espresso powder
teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon salt
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray two 8x4-inch loaf pans with canola oil cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir together bananas, 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, the brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla and eggs. In another medium bowl, stir together flour, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to banana mixture, stirring to combine. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into loaf pans. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar on top.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until brown and firm to the touch. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and place top sides up on cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing.

Expert Tips

Drizzle with melted chocolate across top before serving.

Pour into 12 to 15 regular-size paper baking cup-lined muffin cups; bake 20 to 25 minutes.