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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 like chocolate cake!

Skillet Chocolate Banana Bread

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
This wonderfully moist, tender, and delicious chocolate banana bread is baked in a skillet and it tastes just as good as chocolate cake!
Course: Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 275


  • 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


  • 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.


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 Facts
Skillet Chocolate Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 280mg12%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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