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Chocolate Chunk Vanilla Banana Bread

Hi there! Okay, now I know I’m suppose to be on a “diet”, but I just can’t help myself from making these delicious treats, okay?! Get off my back already, geez! But no, seriously I just can’t help myself. I’ve decided it’s just a part of my life and therefore it has to be a part of yours. All in moderation, right? Right. Good, now that we have that settled, let’s get on to this insanely yummy banana bread! Ugh…. take it in:

Chocolate Chunk Vanilla Banana Bread

Chocolate Chunk Vanilla Banana Bread, moist banana bread studded with chocolate and topped with a thick vanilla glaze, Heaven!

Yummy, this is shockingly my first ever banana bread, and dare I say the BEST one I ever tasted?! No, seriously even Jeremy agreed. It is sooo moist, the banana really stands out with the chocolate just adding an extra pop. Then the thick vanilla glaze on top just brings it all together! You could most certainly have this for breakfast, a snack or dessert like we did every night. It is sooo good! This recipe is adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction, her blog is ah-mazing!

Chocolate Chunk Vanilla Banana Bread, moist banana bread studded with chocolate and topped with a thick vanilla glaze, Heaven!

Chocolate Chunk Vanilla Banana Bread
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 Stick butter, unsalted softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ Cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • ⅓ Cup sour cream
  • 1 Cup chocolate chunks
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbls butter, melted
  • 2 Tbls water
  • Chocolate Chips for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. For this recipe I made my own chocolate chunks by chopping up some Hershey's kisses! Feel free to use bagged chocolate chunks or chocolate chips.
  2. Cream together the brown sugar and butter for about 3 minutes in a stand mixer or with hand mixer. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating them into the mixture. Add the sour cream, bananas and vanilla, beat for 1 minute. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Using a large spoon or spatula, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, leaving about 1 Tbls of the dry ingredients in the bowl. Mix until no flour pockets remain but do not over mix. Add in the chocolate chunks that have been tossed in the remaining flour mixture. Stir mixture until just combined.
  3. Spoon batter into 8x5 loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 60-65 minutes, loosely covering the bread at the 30 minute mark with foil. This will make sure the bread doesn't get too dark. Bread is done when toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. Take bread out of oven and let cool for 20 minutes on wired rack. Remove bread from pan and let cool completely.
  5. While bread is cooling, make the vanilla glaze. Melt the butter in microwave safe bowl, add in the vanilla, powdered sugar and water. Stir to combine.
  6. When bread is completely cool, pour glaze over the top of the bread and let it run down the sides, make sure you have a pan underneath to catch any excess glaze. Garnish with chocolate chips, serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Chocolate Chunk Vanilla Banana Bread, moist banana bread studded with chocolate and topped with a thick vanilla glaze, Heaven!

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. For this recipe I made my own chocolate chunks by chopping up some Hershey’s kisses! Feel free to use bagged chocolate chunks or chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chunk Vanilla Banana Bread, moist banana bread studded with chocolate and topped with a thick vanilla glaze, Heaven!

Cream together the brown sugar and butter for about 3 minutes in a stand mixer or with hand mixer.

Chocolate Chunk Vanilla Banana Bread, moist banana bread studded with chocolate and topped with a thick vanilla glaze, Heaven!

Add in the eggs one at a time, beating them into the mixture. Add the sour cream, bananas and vanilla, beat for 1 minute.

 In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Using a large spoon or spatula, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, leaving about 1 Tbls of the dry ingredients in the bowl. Mix until no flour pockets remain but do not over mix. Add in the chocolate chunks that have been tossed in the remaining flour mixture. Stir mixture until just combined.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Using a large spoon or spatula, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, leaving about 1 Tbls of the dry ingredients in the bowl. Mix until no flour pockets remain but do not over mix. Add in the chocolate chunks that have been tossed in the remaining flour mixture. Stir mixture until just combined.

Spoon batter into 8x5 loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 60-65 minutes, loosely covering the bread at the 30 minute mark with foil. This will make sure the bread doesn't get too dark. Bread is done when toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Spoon batter into 8×5 loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 60-65 minutes, loosely covering the bread at the 30 minute mark with foil. This will make sure the bread doesn’t get too dark. Bread is done when toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Take bread out of oven and let cool for 20 minutes on wired rack. Remove bread from pan and let cool completely.

Take bread out of oven and let cool for 20 minutes on wired rack. Remove bread from pan and let cool completely.

While bread is cooling, make the vanilla glaze. Melt the butter in microwave safe bowl, add in the vanilla, powdered sugar and water. Stir to combine. When bread is completely cool, pour glaze over the top of the bread and let it run down the sides, make sure you have a pan underneath to catch any excess glaze.

While bread is cooling, make the vanilla glaze. Melt the butter in microwave safe bowl, add in the vanilla, powdered sugar and water. Stir to combine.
When bread is completely cool, pour glaze over the top of the bread and let it run down the sides, make sure you have a pan underneath to catch any excess glaze.

Garnish with chocolate chips,

Garnish with chocolate chips,

serve and enjoy!

serve and enjoy!

I love this and especially when it is still a touch warm on the inside and the chocolate is melty, oh yes! I stored it in the fridge and we would have a slice every night after dinner, I would pop the slices in the microwave for about 15 seconds and it was just perfection! Give this one a try, you won’t regret it!

What’s your all time favorite banana bread??

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14 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Elizabeth says:
    May 16, 2014

    Oh my goodness. This just looks so yum! The frosting/glaze just makes my mouth water. Plus, anything with bananas and chocolate is just fantastic! Thanks. Pinning!

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    Julie says:
    May 16, 2014

    I have just got in from the supermarket and am having my customary post shopping cup of tea, I could really do with a slice of this right now! It looks delicious. We have 2 bananas left from last week that are looking a bit sad – I think this weekends new recipe to try has just been found!

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      Julie says:
      May 19, 2014

      Just to let you know, I did try it yesterday, I had to substitute a couple of ingredients that I didn’t have, For the soured cream I had to make a soured milk and a bit more butter mix, and I had 3 bananas so they all went in! It came out lovely and the glaze was beautiful. My lads have taken the last pieces to school in their lunch boxes today. Thanks!

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        Dana DeVolk says:
        May 19, 2014

        YAY, I love to hear this! Thanks so much for letting us know!

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    Kelsey Apley says:
    May 16, 2014

    Oh man that bread looks amazing! I have never tried a banana bread like this one! Looks like I got a new recipe to try out, thanks!

  4. avatar
    Michelle says:
    May 16, 2014

    Wow, I would of never thought to put icing on banana bread! Its like its all dressed up for prom 🙂 looks super moist can’t wait to try!! (I grew up in Jacksonville, Woot Woot!!) also, tried to follow on g+ but it didn’t let me? Michelle

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      May 16, 2014

      Lol, this made me laugh, thanks so much! I followed you on g+ just now, maybe now it’s working? Not sure, but thanks!

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    Marti says:
    May 17, 2014

    I love this recipe! I love bananas with chocolate and banana bread is one of my faves! Thank you for sharing it with us. Pinning! 🙂

  6. avatar
    Marilyn says:
    May 20, 2014

    WOW, this looks absolutely DELICIOUS! I simply love the chocolate/banana flavor combo!

  7. avatar
    May 21, 2014

    this does look moist, and I have yet to meet a banana bread I did not like! especially with chocolate

  8. avatar
    May 23, 2014

    Oooh! I love banana bread and this seems like such a super fun twist on it! What a great idea!! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  9. avatar
    Alyson M says:
    May 25, 2014

    Wow, yum! This looks amazing. Pinned and will be trying very soon.

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