This year's Thanksgiving was quite different that I was expecting.
My immediate family and I hadn't been together in two years, so I was looking forward to some quality time with them. My parents had rented an Air BnB for us to stay at for the week, and my dad's extended family would join us for Thanksgiving dinner.
The Friday before the holidays, my parents were both tested for COVID-19 just to be assured they could travel. Well, just hours before flying to Utah, we found out the my mom's test results came back positive.
So that left my husband and I with my two younger brothers in a big Air BnB in Salt Lake City for the entire week. It's been good to just have some intimate time with the four of us, but I wish my parents could've been with us!
What's been keeping me optimistic is dreaming of all the upcoming holiday baking recipes for the blog! And you know what?
This One Bowl Fudgy Triple Chocolate Banana Bread just couldn't wait any longer. It's the fudgy brownie cousin of my Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and you need it in your life👏�!
This recipe is every chocolate lover's dream. It's rich and fudgy without being too dense or sweet, and it's secretly healthy, too!
The three types of chocolate are:
You'll love this recipe because it's made entirely in ONE bowl.
Now, you might be thinking you can just toss the ingredients in in any order, but to ensure the best results, let's break down the simple steps for this one bowl recipe:
I use a fork, but you can use a potato masher too! Just make sure the bananas become a puree with bubbles throughout the mixture.
The best bananas for banana bread are overripe with lots of brown spots.
Add the yogurt, honey, egg whites, milk, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
The mixture should be thin with lots of bubbles!
Sprinkle the wheat flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt over the wet ingredients.
Gently fold in the batter until a few streaks of flour remain. Be careful not to overmix the batter! This will over-develop the gluten and make your bread dense and flat.
Roughly chop the dark chocolate bar into bite size pieces, the fold in just a few times into the batter.
By now you should see little to no streaks of flour throughout the batter and the chocolate should be evenly dispersed.
Pour the Triple Chocolate Banana Bread batter into a greased 9x5 bread pan and bake in the oven for 42-45 minutes.
My husband likes to pull the bread out at 42 minutes for a gooey center, but I prefer 44-45 minutes to evenly bake the bread. Trust me when I say those last few minutes make all the difference!
Wait to slice the loaf until you're ready to eat. Store for no more than 72 hours (if the bread even lasts that long!).
Store loaf, sliced or unsliced, in a ziploc bag for up to one week. Warm up your slice in the microwave for 20 second before serving.
Let the bread cool completely to room temperature, then slice the entire loaf into individual slices.
Wrap each slice in aluminum foil and store in a ziploc bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to serving. Warm in the microwave if desired.
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Remember, if you make this Fudgy Triple Chocolate Banana Bread, leave a star rating and review below! This helps other readers know how you liked the recipe and makes me happy!
You can also tag me on Instagram @kapaicooking or pin this recipe to Pinterest. I'll do my best to respond to each comment! Happy baking!
Made with cocoa powder, chocolate greek yogurt, and puddles of dark chocolate chunks, this Triple Chocolate Banana Bread is basically the child of a moist chocolate cake and a rich fudgy brownie without all the dishes, wait time, or refined sugar.
*I use Oikos Triple Zero greek yogurt, but if you can't find the chocolate flavor, you can just use vanilla.
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