A loaf of s'mores banana bread by Rachel Dunston

S’mores Chocolate Banana Bread

You’ve probably tried chocolate chip banana bread. It’s delicious, right? This incredible recipe from Rachel Dunston takes it to the next level by adding rich dark cocoa powder, marshmallows, chocolate chunks and graham cracker pieces to the batter. She says it gives it the banana bread “a yummy chocolate sandwich cookie vibe”.

Broiling S'mores Banana Bread with a kitchen torch

Gimme s’more…Chocolate Banana Bread

What’s the final touch to that puts this decadent dark chocolate banana bread over the top? After baking the bread, Rachel adds more chocolate chunks, marshmallows and graham cracker pieces onto the top of her finished loaf. If you’ve got a kitchen torch, now’s your chance to fire it up and get the topping all gooey and golden. If you don’t have a kitchen torch, simply broil the loaf in the oven for a few minutes.

A healthy twist

Rachel is known for her decadent treats, but as a mother of two, she doesn’t miss an opportunity to add a little extra fiber and fruit into her craveworthy confections. One of Rachel’s favorite tricks is to use prune purée in place of vegetable oil or eggs. She particularly loves this healthy swap in rich, chocolate recipes.

P.S. -If you haven’t heard, prunes and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Not convinced? This Chocolate Fudge Cake should do the trick.

woman pulling a spoon covered in prune purée out of a jar
Broiling S'mores Banana Bread with a kitchen torch

S’mores Chocolate Banana Bread

Rachel Dunston
This incredible recipe from Rachel Dunston takes banana bread to the next level adding rich dark cocoa powder to the batter and topping it with chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 485 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups mashed bananas about 3
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup prune puree
  • 1/2 c chopped pitted prunes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup graham cracker cereal
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180C). Spray a loaf pan with a flour based baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and powder. Whisk in salt.
  • Prepare prune puree.
  • Mash bananas.
  • In a standing mixer whip together mashed bananas, brown sugar, white sugar and prune puree. Add in vanilla.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the standing mixer until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  • Add in chopped prunes, chocolate chips, cereal or crushed graham cracker and marshmallows until just incorporated.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Cover with foil and bake an additional 10 min if necessary or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool on a rack.
  • Top with extra marshmallows, chocolate candy bar pieces and graham cracker cereal or crumbs. Toast for briefly in the over or with a torch and enjoy.
    Chocolate Banana Bread topped with graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate chips

Notes

Rachel used milk chocolate chips, but feel free to switch things up and try it with dark or even white chocolate!

Nutrition

Calories: 485kcalCarbohydrates: 99gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 368mgPotassium: 536mgFiber: 6gSugar: 59gVitamin A: 256IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 3mg
Keyword banana bread, chocolate, rachel dunston, s’mores
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Rachel Dunston is one of our favorite master bakers! Try her Strawberry Rhubarb CrispSticky Gingerbread CakeChocolate Pecan Cookies and Fruitcake Cupcakes too.

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