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Secret Ingredient Chocolate Banana Bread

December 3, 2012
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I've been substituting applesauce in baked goods for a long time. Did you know avocados work the same way? Neither did I! In most cases, just replace the same amount of butter or oil with pureed avocado. I was intrigued to try this and see if it really changed the flavor, because it sure is healthier!

I came across this recipe for Chocolate Avocado Banana Bread and it looked absolutely delicious! The only time I really ever have avocado is in sushi. Is that weird? :) But I whipped this up, complete with the mashed avocado, and you know what? I can taste the avocado. But it's really, really good! It's subtle and it pairs perfectly with the banana and chocolate. I mean, what doesn't go good with chocolate, right? And I can tell you one more thing, both my 3 year old and my 16 month old INHALED their slices. What, Mommy, chocolate for breakfast? I don't mind if I do! :)

Secret Ingreident {Avocado} Chocolate Banana Breadt
adapted from Manifest Vegan
1 medium avocado
2 overripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl, blend avocado and banana until pureed. Add in sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil.  In separate bowl, sift together flour and cocoa powder. While mixer is on low, gradually add flour mixture until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter in greased loaf pan, batter will be thick and sticky.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Cool on wire rack, slice, and serve.


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25 comments on "Secret Ingredient Chocolate Banana Bread"
  1. Oh, that looks amazing! I've made pudding with avacado before but haven't tried baking with it.

    1. Janet, the pudding with avocado sounds interesting! I was really surprised how much my kids enjoyed the flavor, I bet they would love the pudding too.

    2. Avocado mousee or pudding is amazing and SO easy! Just take your avocado and put it in the food processor with some cocoa powder, banana if you want, and honey or agave nectar and puree away. Add ingredients to taste so you get the perfect consistency you want. :)

  2. I'm sold! I pinned and everything. I think this sounds fabulous!
    The secret ingredient is WOW!
    And I have one of those in the kitchen right now! Yay for me!

    hugs x

    1. I LOVE when I come across a recipe I want to try and I have everything in the pantry already! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. :)

  3. I bet the avocado would make the bread really moist. What a unique use of the fruit! This is quite the nice giveaway also! I would love if you would come over and link up to my new Linky Party "Show Me Your Plaid Monday's"

  4. Oh My gosh! This looks amazing! Really going to have to try the "secret" ingredient!

  5. This sounds really interesting. I've never done any vegan baking before, I'm totally trying it.

  6. I need to try this! Thank you for sharing at this week's All my Bloggy Friends this week!

  7. Looks wonderful. Very moist and rich
    I've made avocado brioche so I know how good avocado is in baking

  8. Looks amazing. Never heard of using avocado in baking sweets. Gotta try it.

  9. Thank you for Linking to Show Me Your Plaid Monday's! I am pinning every post that links up to my Pinterest Page for all to see. I hope that you will return each week!

  10. I had no idea that you could use avocado as a fat substitute. I need to give that a shot; I'm much more likely to have avocados on hand than applesauce. This bread looks amazing. I'd love if you shared it over at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday

  11. This looks wonderful! Here in Costa Rica we have abundant avocados which my Husband adores. They'd be yummy in this chocolate bread. Who doesn't love chocolate and bananas for breakfast. Mmm!

  12. Sounds so wonderful and moist! I have tried to make udfind with avocado and it was lovely. Thank you for the recipe.

  13. This looks so good and tempting.
    Thanks for linking up at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above,
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

  14. We will just love this Banana Bread, it looks moist and delicious. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Looks amazingly delicious!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Can't wait to see what you link up this week. Thanks, Nichi

  16. Can I just say this picture had my mouth watering... then I say the avocado, this looks delicious!

    I showed it off today!


  17. This looks great! I wonder if it would still be yummy if I didn't use sugar, but yogurt or applesauce instead? What do you think?

  18. This looks great! I wonder if it would still be yummy if I didn't use sugar, but yogurt or applesauce instead? What do you think?

  19. Looks great! I'll have to give it a try - how can anyone say no to chocolate for breakfast? :P

  20. Suzanne L. SiefringSeptember 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    No eggs?

  21. No eggs, Suzanne. I hope you like the bread!

  22. You know I didn't have avocado's in the house (though I do love them) but this looked so flippin moist I had to try it so I replaced the avocado with an egg. I can't wait for it to come out of the oven!