Dark Chocolate Chip Graham Banana Bread

Dark Chocolate Chip Graham Bread Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

I realized something somewhat unbelievable the other day. I don’t have a single banana bread recipe on the blog! Sure I have banana bread donuts, scones, pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, etc., but no banana bread. Obviously that had to change. So, I’m sharing one of my favorites with you. Dark chocolate chip graham banana bread!

Dark Chocolate Chip Graham Banana Bread Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

This banana bread is a variation of my favorite recipe that I have been using for years. I’m not sure anymore where it’s originally from. I just know that it’s handwritten on a very smudged and splattered piece of notebook paper! The original recipe made two loaves and used applesauce as the substitute for oil. I’ve changed it over the years to just one loaf, yogurt as the main replacement of oil, and multiple add-ins. However, it’s still just as tasty.

Dark Chocolate Chip Graham Banana Bread Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

This variation uses crushed graham crackers to replace some of the flour and lots of dark chocolate chips stirred in to complement the graham flavor. A simple glaze is drizzled over the top to finish off this flavorful banana bread!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Dark Chocolate Chip Graham Banana Bread
Serves: 12
  • 1½ C white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • ¾ C crushed graham crackers
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C honey
  • 1½ C mashed bananas
  • ½ C plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ C dark chocolate chips
For the Glaze
  • ½ C confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbsp half & half or milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, crushed graham crackers, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, mashed bananas, yogurt, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter intro prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove to a baking rack to cool.
  8. While bread is cooling, whisk together confectioner's sugar and half & half until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bread. Allow to harden and slice and serve.

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  1. My cappuccino is screaming out for this breakfast companion. Okay it’s really me screaming I want this.

  2. Aren’t those splattered hand-written recipes the best? That’s how you know they’re tried and true!
    This recipe definitely looks like one worth making over and over again.

  3. Chocolate with anything leaves me wanting more.

  4. LOVE any type of banana bread!

  5. I always love a good banana bread! And the fact that this one has dark chocolate and graham crackers makes it a total winner in my book 😉

  6. Oooh!! Sounds kind of like s’mores. I want this!!!

  7. Graham crackers, banana bread AND chocolate? Outstanding!

  8. I love the graham flavour in just about anything – and I’ve been on a major banana bread kick lately, so I need to try this!

  9. I love the addition of the crushed graham crackers to the bread…I bet it adds great flavor and texture! I don’t have a stand-by banana bread because I love trying out new ones…putting this one on my list :)

  10. Oh, boy! Now that sounds like a banana bread I need in my life. I’m loving the graham cracker crumbs in place of some flour. My coffee needs this ASAP!

  11. Banana bread will always be one of my favorite breakfast treats and this version is such a great new spin! I will be pinning for future reference!!

  12. I love recipes like that – old and used and on paper! This banana bread looks great – especially with the crushed graham crackers!

  13. Oh my good lord that looks good! I love banana bread, in any shape or form

  14. This is my kind of banana bread! Looks SO good!

  15. Your ingredient list is so wonderful. Never would think to put so much graham crackers in banana bread. Also love you use yogurt, honey and the glaze. Holy, YUM! Thanks for sharing Jessica. Worth the wait to put a banana bread recipe up 😉

  16. since making pumpkin graham muffins last fall, i’ve been dying to try more graham-infused baked goods. this bread sounds great!

  17. Martha in KS says:

    The title above the recipe mentions Coconut, but I didn’t see any in the recipe. Am I missing something?

  18. I love a good banana bread recipe, especially one with chocolate in it!

  19. Well I’m glad you rectified THAT situation…mostly a little selfishly, because now I get to make this!! WIN.

  20. I am in love with this Jessica!!! Awesome combo.

  21. Kimberly Buchanan says:

    Do you think I could use a different type of flour? Like maybe coconut flour or brown rice flour?

    • I’m afraid that I’m unable to answer your question because I haven’t done much baking with either of those flours. Please let me know if you try a substitution and how it turns out! I need to do more experimenting with different flours.

  22. Oh yum, this sounds fantastic! Love the addition of the graham crumbs – I bet that gives such a lovely flavor!

  23. This is the best bread I’ve seen all season, it looks so moist and delicious!

  24. I never tire of banana bread. I’m super intrigued and excited by the graham cracker crumbs, sounds SO awesome!

  25. Your first banana bread recipe?! WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?! Jk it’s all good. This looks so delicious that it was definitely worth the wait. 😀

  26. OOOOH! I love that this recipe uses crushed graham crackers in place of some of the flour-I know that must add such awesome flavr!!!! and obviously dark chocolate is always a welcome addition :) AMAZING recipe, as always! :)

  27. You were probably the only food blog out there without a banana bread recipe! I like the addition of graham crackers. Yum!

  28. I am totally addicted to banana bread! LOVE this recipe Jessica – totally going to try the graham crackers next time. Pinned!

  29. I love the graham cracker crumbs in this!

  30. You are so good with sweet breads, another fabulous recipe! Dark chocolate and bananas go so well together!

  31. I want to make this! But… Can I use just plain old yogurt instead of greek yogurt?

  32. I have tons of frozen bananas just waiting to make this… I never would have thought to add graham crackers + chocolate to the mix :) Looks delicious!

  33. You mentioned that the original recipe used applesauce instead of the greek yogurt – would the amount be the same for applesauce? Im making this today!

    • I am sorry for taking so long to get back to you! Somehow your comment ended up in spam. Yes, the amount will be the same. The texture will be a little more dense using applesauce. Hope that helps and sorry again for the delay in getting back to you!

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