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Dark Chocolate Chip Graham Banana Bread


Dark Chocolate Chip Graham Bread Recipe l

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

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

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!

Dark Chocolate Chip Graham Banana Bread Recipe l

Dark Chocolate Chip Graham Banana Bread

Yield: 12 slices


For the Bread

  • 1 1/2 C white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 3/4 C crushed graham crackers
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1 1/2 C mashed bananas
  • 1/2 C plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C dark chocolate chips

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 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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Cindy Johnson

Saturday 16th of September 2017

Super yummy and moist. Substituted the honey with sugar. A great a great way to use lftover grahm crackers. will make again

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Monday 18th of September 2017

So glad you liked it!


Monday 15th of February 2016

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!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Monday 15th of February 2016

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!

Chicago Jogger

Tuesday 27th of January 2015

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!


Thursday 21st of August 2014

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

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Thursday 21st of August 2014

Yes, that would work fine! Hope you like it!


Friday 18th of April 2014

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

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