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“Shortcut” – Chocolate Banana Bread

I have learned that being creative with what the Lord gives us is key and a crucial part to being happy. Well, my daughter was in the mood for dessert and as I looked around there they were the bananas that were waiting to be eaten.  I thought, I seem to make banana bread often this time I will try chocolate banana bread, “Why not?”  


3 bananas
4 tbs. butter
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
10 oz. package brownie mix


2-3 tbs. butter – cut into small pieces
½ cup crumbled chocolate cookies
Dash of cinnamon

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

In a mix master combine the eggs, butter and sugars and mix until smooth. 

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and brownie mix.  Slowly, add this to the mix master while on low.

In a small bowl combine the cookie crumbs, butter pieces and a dash of cinnamon.  Crumble this with your fingers until small pieces are formed. 

Butter two loaf pans and add the batter.  Sprinkle the topping over the batter.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the toothpick test comes out clean.

Enjoy with Love,


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  1. I'll be right over for some of this and a nice cup of coffee too.

    Have a terrific day Catherine. Big hugs. ☺

  2. Well done Catherine, I love banana bread!! Have a nice breakfast tomorrow morning!!

  3. We always make banana bread when ours get too ripe. Never added chocolate though... Looks delicious.... Would pair perfectly with coffee in the morning.

  4. Hands down my favorite recipe yet. I love chocolate and bananas. I am pinning this. Have a good weekend.

    Love, sand ie

  5. This banana bread looks too good and too easy not to try! Thanks for sharing!

    I would love it if you would link up and share some of your wonderful recipes with my readers on my Foodie Friday Blog Hop! You can share some of your favorite recipes and find some new ones, as well!

    Hope to see you there!

    A Room for Two with a View

  6. Banana bread with choc and biscuit topping, unbelievable! I like the plate you're serving with, so vintage!

  7. How the heck did you know I had bananas! And brownie mix!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. A nice twist on a classic! Looks rich and delicious!

  9. What a genius idea to use a brownie mix base!

  10. A great combo, Catherine. I too enjoy the banana bread with chocolate.

  11. Very clever using the brownie mix Catherine:) Tell your daughter to save some for all of us!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  12. Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for sharing this yummy chocolate banana bread with Foodie Friends Friday.

    We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks


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