I promise, this will be the last banana recipe for a while. I finally used up the last three bananas in my possession —yay! What a relief! I thought my last couple of bananas were black but these were super black and ripe! But the outcome of these cute little mini loaves were delicious. Who doesn’t like banana and chocolate with crunchy almonds? I shared these loaves with my neighbor Angela and my dear friend Lisa, who I’m having lunch with today. Happy hump day!
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3 bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup of buttermilk
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 (6 ounce) package of bittersweet chocolate chunks (I used Scharffen Berger)
- sliced almonds to sprinkle on top (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease four 5-1/2″ x 3″-inch mini loaf pans.
Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) cream butter and sugar. Then add eggs and continue to beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add vanilla extract, mashed bananas, buttermilk and beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until just moistened. Fold in chocolate chunks.
Divide the batter among four mini loaf pans, about 2/3 full. Sprinkle the top with sliced almonds. Place the four mini loaf pans onto a baking sheet and bake for 30-33 minutes or until the tester/toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let the mini loaves cool completely on a cooling rack before cutting into them.
Adapted from Barbara Bakes
61 thoughts on “Banana Chocolate Chunk Mini Loaves”
Now this is what I could have to breakfast every morning. Thank you Anne! These look wonderful and I bet they taste fantastic. It has antioxidants, vitamin E, B6, fiber and much more in one yummy serving. 😀
Hahaha —if it makes you feel better about eating it –sure, lots of antioxidant, vitamin E, B6, fiber –I can go on and on. 😉
I always end up with bananas left over that I scramble to find something to do with – this is a great idea. Thank you!
Thanks Pamela! 🙂
Without the sliced almonds this would still be tasty, but ordinary. The almonds gives it a nice texture balance. This is a winner!
Thank you my darling! So glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Hahahaha why you want stop with banana recipes?i love it even in the morning as a breakfast!well done Chef Anne:)
I guess I’ve been doing one too many. 🙂 Need to switch things up. Thanks Massi for taking the time to comment.
Although I don’t love to eat plain ol’ bananas, I LOVE them baked into breads and muffins and get excited when I find new recipes for them—these sound fantastic! And your photos are beautiful!
Thanks Danielle! I’m the same way –don’t care for bananas but love anything baked with bananas. 🙂
Another yummy recipe!
Great recipe, bookmarking it.
I”m amazed this recipe makes 4 mini loaves, which means there is only 1 tbsp of butter per loaf.
this is totally up my alley, healthy and delicious!
Yay, healthy is always good! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Absolutely love those mini loaf tins. I’m hoping to be baking banana bread tomorrow – ouch! Hope it turn out as good as yours. Although I’m still taking new photos of the cauli and swede soup so the bread may have to wait.
Yay –can’t wait to see that post on banana bread. 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Your mini loaves look moist and delicious! Love the addition of almonds on top.
Thanks for the recipe Barbara and for taking the time to comment! Happy Friday! 🙂
Yum, these loaves look so good Anne! Hehe I love using up our riped bananas in baked goods too – nothing wrong with that 🙂
Love all the photos, so pretty!
You’re so sweet Kelly, thank you for your lovely comment. 🙂 Have a great weekend!
That looks great – I’m making banana bread now. Too bad I didn’t see this before I started!
haha… I’ve been on a banana baking binge as well. So far I’ve made 3 banana desserts in one month. Obsessed much? I made something very similar to this last week. My neighbour’s kids loved it. Never fail when there is chocolate and banana in the mix.
I totally agree! Can’t go wrong with chocolate. 🙂
Oh, these look so incredible! I have 3 overripe bananas just waiting for this! I never get tired of banana recipes. 😃
Thanks Marcie! 🙂
I would love to sit down to this! Personally, I never get tired of baking, smelling, eating, seeing banana bread. I love to make them small and give them out as gifts or freeze a couple for later. Plus, I love chocolate banana bread. Those Scharffen Berger chunks must be sooo good in yours! Love the touch of almonds on top!
Thanks Monica for that lovely comment! 🙂 Hope you had a stellar weekend.
I love that these have almonds on the top. Yum. I always have bananas that need using up!
You’ve fulfilled all my banana cravings! I could go for a slice right now, toasted and warm to go with my morning cup of coffee!
Thanks Jan! It’s fantastic with a cup of coffee. 🙂
Those loaves look so delicious!!!
Thanks Nancy! 🙂
They look excellent. Wish I had one with my coffee right now.
Thanks Pam! 🙂
You don’t have to stop with the banana recipes! 🙂 I LOVE banana bread, pudding, smoothies, ect. Life just tastes better with bananas! These loaves look adorable and delicious, am going to try these soon!
Thanks Alex. Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I have. 🙂
Yummy! Love those cute little tins and the addition of flaked almonds. Great recipe Anne.
Thanks Claire! Always lovely to hear from you. 🙂
I love the sliced almonds on top of these … and they’re so freakin cute! I don’t know what it is about mini loaves but I love they way they look!
Thanks Ashley! 🙂
These look fantastic, Anne! They’re the perfect size and the almonds on top “make” them. You’ve been sharing some incredible banana recipes. No need to stop on my account. 🙂
You’re so sweet, thank you John! 🙂
Oh my, Anne! These are not only mouth watering …but gorgeous! Pinning!
Thanks Gloria! And thanks for pinning! 🙂
Love that it’s individual servings. I would hate to share this deliciousness with anyone 😉
Haha, it was hard, but we shared it regardless. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment Kiran.
I am in love with the combination of banana and chocolate. These are adorable, Anne!
Thanks Sally! 🙂
These little loaves look perfect!!!
I say keep the banana recipes coming!! I know I always have a supply of them waiting to be used in some delicious way 🙂
Thanks Ashley! 🙂
Banana and chocolate are a perfect pairing! What cute loaves!
Thanks Joanne! 🙂
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Don’t promise things like that- I love banana. Anything with banana AND chocolate?! Well, you just hit gold!!
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