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Orange Chocolate Banana Bread with White Chocolate Chunks

Orange Chocolate Banana Bread with White Chocolate Chunks. This ain’t your Granny’s banana bread! Rich, moist chocolate banana bread with orange citrus accent flavour & chunks of creamy white chocolate baked inside.

Orange Chocolate Banana Bread with White Chocolate Chunks

Orange Chocolate Banana Bread with White Chocolate Chunks

When I posted the original version of this  chocolate banana bread recipe it got an immediate great response. Almost immediately readers began tweaking it to suit their own taste; adding walnuts, chocolate pieces etc.

My mom’s twin sister, Aunt Moo, suggested a chocolate orange version, which of course got my attention. We all know anything chocolate orange does, so I had to try it.

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Orange and chocolate are one of my favourite flavour combinations.

I had some blocks of white chocolate that I purchased for an upcoming cookie recipe so I cut them into rough chunks and added them to the mix too.

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White Chocolate Chips are fine if you don’t have blocks white chocolate.

The result was a dark, rich, fragrant, super moist loaf cake with creamy nuggets of white chocolate interspersed throughout…this definitely ain’t your Granny’s banana bread!

Be sure to check out my Mom’s recipe for Old Fashioned Banana Bread. We always make it with chocolate chips because that’s what the kids love but these are completely optional find that Banana Bread recipe here.

Mom's Old Fashioned Banana Bread

Mom’s Old Fashioned Banana Bread

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Orange Chocolate Banana Bread with White Chocolate Chunks
Yield: 16 servings (approximately)

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread with White Chocolate Chunks

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Chocolate Orange Banana Bread with White Chocolate Chunks. Definitely not your Grandma’s banana bread!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 orange, (juice and zest)
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 pound white chocolate, roughly chopped in small chun

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Beat sugar and oil in a bowl until foamy. Add eggs, finely chopped orange zest and mashed banana. Mix well.
  3. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Fold into banana mixture alternately with orange juice.
  5. Fold in the white chocolate chunks.
  6. Pour batter into 1 large or two small greased loaf pans ( I use small aluminum disposable loaf pans) and bake for 45 minutes to an hour depending upon pan size. A toothpick inserted in the center which comes out clean is the best indicator that the loaf is fully baked.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 270Saturated Fat 8gCholesterol 23mgSodium 173mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 2gSugar 24gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

i loved this tender chocolate piece of heaven. i will cut down on the sugar next time but there will be many next times. it looks like the picture so drool people, its that good

Katherine

Friday 23rd of July 2021

When you say to use a "large loaf pan", would that be a 9 x 5 pan?

Cyndy

Thursday 22nd of July 2021

Rainy day here in Moncton today so decided to try this out as i love new recipes. Just wondering how much juice? I measured just less than 1 oz from a small Orange , and will add extra if i feel loaf not wet enough, Advice pls? Love chocolate and orange so looking forward to end result!

Ruth McAllister

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

Due to varying sizes of bananas, let us know how much banana that would be in measurement. Many thanks!

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