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Chocolate Avocado Banana Bread

  • Author: Samantha Shue
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus more to top the banana bread with before baking


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9×5” loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mash together the avocado, egg, and vanilla. Do not overmix, it’s OK if it has a chunky texture.
  4. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Stir the dry flour mixture into the avocado mixture. Gently fold in the semisweet chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan. Sprinkle the top of the batter with more semisweet chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Let cool completely on a cooling rack.


  1. This chocolate avocado banana bread will keep fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  2. How to freeze the banana bread: cool the banana bread completely and then wrap it in plastic wrap and a layer of foil. This will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator completely before serving. 
  3. Spoon and level the flour. What is the spoon and level method? You will spoon the flour into a measuring cup and then use a knife to level it off. By not doing this method, you might end up with more flour in your batter than you want.
  4. Special add-ins for extra flavor: shredded coconut, nuts, toffee bits, white chocolate, etc. I would start with ¼ cup per add-in.
  5. Pro tip: to ripen bananas quickly, add them to a brown paper bag.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: banana bread, breakfast, chocolate avocado, chocolate dessert