Skillet Chocolate Banana Bread

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This wonderfully moist, tender, and delicious Chocolate Banana Bread is baked in a skillet and it tastes just like chocolate cake!

Skillet Chocolate Banana Bread - This wonderfully moist, tender, and delicious chocolate banana bread is baked in a skillet and it tastes just like chocolate cake!

This chocolate banana bread recipe is seriously packing all-the chocolate and banana flavor. It’s super moist, thanks to the yogurt and olive oil, and the presentation is stunning! Right!? I loooove the addition of the sliced bananas on top. 

Couple weekends ago I had 5 VERY ripe bananas that needed to be used up, stat. I also had a craving for chocolate – as ALWAYS  – and a cast iron skillet that inspired me to get on this banana bread recipe, as soon as possible.

Skillet Chocolate Banana Bread - This wonderfully moist, tender, and delicious chocolate banana bread is baked in a skillet and it tastes just like chocolate cake!

Ten minutes later, in the oven went this chocolate banana bread and the results were DEEElicious. Like chocolate cake. Totally tastes like cake. A banana flavored chocolate cake.

Which reminds me, you need to try this old recipe from the archives: Chocolate Olive Oil Cake. It’s so, so good!

OR, if you’re not into chocolate, but do adore banana bread, I recommend you whip up this Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Coconut Oil.

Skillet Chocolate Banana Bread - This wonderfully moist, tender, and delicious chocolate banana bread is baked in a skillet and it tastes just like chocolate cake!

HOW TO MAKE SKILLET CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD

  • First, you’ll start by mixing together all the dry ingredients; flour, cocoa powder, light brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, you’ll combine mashed bananas, eggs, olive oil, and yogurt.
  • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add some chocolate chips and nuts if you like, and pour the batter into your 10-inch cast iron skillet.

Skillet Chocolate Banana Bread - This wonderfully moist, tender, and delicious chocolate banana bread is baked in a skillet and it tastes just like chocolate cake!

Add a couple of sliced bananas on top of the batter and 35 minutes later, you’ll have this beauty! Just don’t cut it until it’s cooled down a bit, m’kay?

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD IN A LOAF PAN

  • You can also use a 9×5 loaf pan for this recipe, but the baking time will be about 50 to 55 minutes.
  • Let bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then invert it onto a cooling rack and cool completely before cutting.

Skillet Chocolate Banana Bread - This wonderfully moist, tender, and delicious chocolate banana bread is baked in a skillet and it tastes just like chocolate cake!

This really is one of the easiest quick bread recipes. You don’t even need a mixer. Just some mixing bowls, a spatula, and a whisk. The hardest part is just waiting for it to cool because the smell of a loaf of fresh banana bread is pure heaven.

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ENJOY!

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Skillet Chocolate Banana Bread

This wonderfully moist, tender, and delicious chocolate banana bread is baked in a skillet and it tastes just as good as chocolate cake!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs,, lightly beaten with a whisk or fork
  • 3 large ripe bananas,, mashed
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, chopped,, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts,, optional
  • 2 bananas, sliced in half lengthwise, for topping
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with olive oil and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, light brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, eggs, mashed bananas, yogurt, and vanilla.
  • Pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture and fold with a spatula until just combined.
  • If using, fold in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Transfer the batter into previously prepared skillet.
  • Place sliced bananas on top of batter.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Let cool in skillet for 30 minutes; cut and serve.

Notes

You can also use a loaf pan to make this banana bread, but the baking time will be about 50 to 55 minutes. Let bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then invert it onto a cooling rack and cool completely before cutting.
Nutrition Facts does not include chocolate chips and nuts.
Adapted from: Food52

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.9mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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8 Comments

  1. Carol says:

    Very tasty and importantly very forgiving recipe. I reduced the sugar in half and it still tasted good. Look that it is a simple recipe with minimum ingredients. Highly recommend.

  2. Charity says:

    This looks amazing! Love that you made the banana bread in a cast iron skillet!

  3. Krissy Allori says:

    My family loves banana bread, so I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  4. Holly says:

    This banana bread looks incredible! I love that it’s made in a skillet- and has chocolate! YES 😀

  5. Sarah says:

    Chocolate and banana are great together. I love that you used a skillet for this recipe. I love utilizing my skillets.

  6. Amberpamber says:

    Made this with my two year old this afternoon. BIG winner!! Dense and fudgy. I used milk chocolate chips ( it’s what I had) and made them into cupcakes complete with sweet little banana slice on top of each. Baked them at 350 for 18 minutes to perfection. I popped a bite in my little boys mouth, and he went walking around the house just going, “mmm…mmmm,” like he had never had anything quite so delicious :). Thank you so much for posting!

  7. MAXINE BRANSCOM says:

    I COULD NOT FIND THE AMOUNT OF THE INGREDENTS FOR THE SKILLET CHOCOLATE BANANA SLICE CAKE/ WHERE WOULD I FIND IT. I GOT THE INGREDIENTS THERE NO CUPS OR ANY AMOUNTS OF THE INGREDIENTS

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi! There’s a recipe card at the bottom of the post. You just have to scroll down, past all the photos. There you will find measurements, all ingredients, and cooking temp.