Happy New Year friends! I can’t wait to see all the recipes I create this year, I try to mix things up as often as I can to bring you new baked good recipes as well as family meals. Baking is my favorite thing to do so for my first recipe of 2018 I went with a decadent fresh baked loaf because there is just nothing quite like it, I love the smell of the house while it’s baking and enjoy a fresh slice with a cup of tea. I had banana’s that needed to be used up, and I was craving chocolate (I mean let’s face it, when am I not craving chocolate!) so in the oven went this double chocolate banana bread and oh my was it delicious…like chocolate cake, yes ok.. banana flavored chocolate cake.. I think you will love this one and it’s just 4 smart points per serving.. Bake one up today!
Double chocolate banana bread
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 medium ripe banana's (mashed (about 1.5 cups))
- 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F, spray a regular size loaf pan with some cooking spray.
- In a bowl whisk your egg and brown sugar together. Mix in your mashed banana, apple sauce and vanilla.
- Stir in your flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.
- Leave a few chocolate chips aside (for topping) and fold in your chocolate chips
- Pour batter into your loaf pan and sprinkle with remaining chips, bake in oven for approx 50 minutes.
- Let cool then cut into 10 equal servings, loaf will freeze well, best stored in fridge.
- *Nutritional info includes banana & apple sauce, SP &PP were determined before adding these ingredients.
Is this 4SP per slice? Also, is it 10 slices per loaf? I’ve tried to find you on weight watchers connect but can’t find you there. I’ve been stalking your Pinterest and blog all day lol! Youbhave fantastic recipes. I’m newlifenow18 on WWand 1 wk new!
Hi Kathy, think I just answered you in previous comment, as far as the loaf, yes recipe states 4sp per serving and 10 servings
I liked it but didn’t seem very sweet. Was wondering if anyone else experienced that the cocoa was overpowering. Any suggestions?
Hi Kathy, Most of my baked recipes are definitely less sweet than say store baked goods, simply because I use very little sugar to keep the points down. In most cases I find a little goes a long way, I’m glad you still enjoyed it 🙂
Yes I couldnt find where I left the comment. I thought it didn’t post lol. You are on WW connect? I see #drizzlemeskinny all over the place there. So glad I found this!
Is there a subsitute for the apple sauce? Really want to make this but dont have that in my cupboard! Thanks!
Hi Amanda, maybe some yogurt or try some extra banana
I made this tonight, I made 8 mini loaves for easier portion control, came out to 5SP. They smell so good I can’t wait to try it.
I hope you enjoyed them Bonnie 🙂
Just made this, and WOW! Absolutely delicious. I substituted the brown sugar with Splenda brown sugar blend and that brought it down to 3SP per slice. Love all of your recipes.
Awesome, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Do you think these would turn out as well in muffin cups?
I would think so 🙂
I made them as muffins and they were great. Baked at 325 convection for 18 minutes but I recommend checking them at 16 minutes. I added 5 chocolate chips to the top of each one got 14 muffins. 3.12 points each. I’m going to try them again but leave out the cocoa powder and chips and make cinnamon vanilla with a little sugar free raspberry jam in each one.
This is amazing! Thank you so much for all the time you spend creating such delicious things for people on weight watchers!
You are very welcome, so glad you enjoyed the loaf 🙂
Hi first of all thank you so much for posting your delicious, amazing recipes. I was getting a little tired of eating healthy then I found you and I swear EVERYTHING that I haste made is delicious!!
This bread is so so good, I used stevia in place of the brown sugar but other than , that I didm;t change a thing and it is Amazing.
Hi Megan thank you so much for your kind words, they mean so much to me and when others are happy with my recipes, I’m happy 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the loaf and good to know that the stevia worked well as a replacement 🙂
Sooooo goood! Made these tonight and even hubby was surprised at how good they were!
Glad you both enjoyed 🙂
I have everything to make this at home but the bananas. My flour is self rising though…should I eliminate the baking soda from the recipe?
Hi Julie, yeah you can do.. you will need to replace the banana with something though , hope you enjoy it 🙂
Hi! I just made this tonight and it turned out amazing!! I’ve lost 10 pounds since starting weight watchers in January and I must say your recipes have a lot to do with my success thus far. I meal plan for the week with your blog. You’re amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipes!
Hi Christy, that is fantastic, great loss, and so glad you are enjoying the recipes thank you for your kind words, keep up the great work 🙂
YUMMY!!! I made this recipe recently and it was amazing!!! So deliciously chocolatey! Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed it 🙂
WOW, is this delish! OMG could not believe it. I thought it may be dry or bland, but certainly not. Hopefully I won’t eat the whole thing today.
Glad you enjoyed it Paula, maybe freeze them in individual servings 🙂
Great idea but too late my family ate it. They preferred it over the traditional banana bread I made for them.
Meaning you didn’t get any?? Well I’m glad they enjoyed it but hope you get some soon
Hi, this looks delicious! Do the bananas have to be over-ripe or is ripe ok?
Hi, ripe should be ok, I mainly use ripe when baking
Ok thanks! Looking forward to making it tomorrow.
Omg! Made this in Wilson donut pans…I got 12 donuts for 3pts each (rounded up from 2.5). So amazing! Love this site!
Thanks Kelsey, so glad you enjoyed and thanks for the tip on the donut pan 🙂
How long did you bake them for and what temp. Sassykat67@gmail.com
Can I use regular semisweet chocolate chips?
Sure, just make sure it is the same amount if you want the points the same
Just made 20 mini muffins – 2sp. Such a great chocolate hit. I make add a touch of salt next time (personal preference). Thanks for such an easy and awesome recipe.
I’m just curious because when I figure out the points using your nutritional breakdown it comes out to six points per serving. I’m using the Weight Watchers calculator but can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong because you have it as four points. I made the recipe tonight by the way and I enjoyed it.
Hi Joy, the nutritional info includes all ingredients, but for freestyle we don’t add points for banana’s, applesauce and the egg, so if you use those numbers then yes you will get a higher read, the freestyle points were determined using the WW recipe builder, the old smart points were determined using the nutri numbers but before adding in the banana/applesauce, if that all makes sense
Yes it does and thank you for the reply.
I’ve been looking for some sort of chocolate cake type food I could make that wouldn’t blow through all my points, but still taste good. I hit the jackpot! I love this one and so do you kids because there’s nothing artificial about it, I can share it with them.
So glad you all enjoyed the loaf 🙂
Made this today and I have to say it’s soo Devine love it ?
It is one of my favorites for sure, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂
just put this on my list for sunday’s shopping. i am sooooo excited.
Hope you love it Emily 🙂
I made this and they are very good… but my WW calculator for smart points comes out to 6 sp. Did anyone else get this?
Hi Debra, as stated in post the nutrition numbers included the banana, apple sauce and egg, all zero point foods, so if you use those numbers in your calculator you will get a higher point value, but if you are still getting 6 in your recipe builder then I’m not too sure why, the things with points are flour 13, cocoa powder 3, brown sugar 11, mini chocolate chips 13
I have made this bread 3 times now and it is delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I’m actually enjoying a slice right now with fresh cut strawberries on the top. So yummy!
I am so glad you enjoy it Amanda 🙂
I have made this 3 times in the past 2 months. First time I used the loaf, second time I doubled the recipe and made it in a 9×13 pan. The last time, I made it as mini muffins and got 26-28 of them. I am a compulsive baker and these have become one of my most requested items
Hi Shellie, I am so glad you enjoy it, I love the mini muffin idea 🙂
Hi – just made this but wasn’t sure if the flour was Plain or Self Raising – can you confirm and also include in your other recipes so it is clear? Thanks
Hi Sue, I just use all purpose flour for all my recipes, I never use self raising unless I am making the 2 ingredient dough and if I did use it I would state that in recipe
This is one of my favorite things to make! It’s so moist and delicious- thank you
I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Can you make this in a bread machine instead of the oven? What changes would need to be made if so? Do you have recipes for a bread machine?
Hi Linda, I’m sorry I don’t own a bread maker so I wouldn’t be much help 🙁
Hi, I am on classic and was wondering if the nutritional value includes all ingredients or do I need to add value for banana, apple sauce and egg?
Hi Suzie, these numbers incl all ingredients
So I ended up here because I have 2 very ripe bananas that need to be put to good use. I really want to try this one, but it seems as though I’m short one banana! Is there any way I can adjust the recipe to use 2 bananas instead of 3?
Hi Allison, sorry I was on vacation.. you could add in a bit of applesauce to replace the missing banana 🙂
I made this recipe as a mini chocolate cake for a treat. I had some leftover chocolate frosting I needed to use. It was 2 points on top of the points for the bread. It was so delicious and seemed so decadent. I’ve had it with a serving of PB2 over rand over. One of my kids loves it too.
Thanks for sharing!
Hi Barb, that sounds delicious, who doesn’t love chocolate frosting! So glad you all enjoyed it 🙂
Made a mistake the other night and forgot the brown sugar….still absolutely wonderful without it. I make 6 large muffins at 5 points each without brown sugar!
Glad you enjoyed and good to know it was still yummy without the sugar 🙂
I just made this loaf and it was delicious. Thank you so much for coming up with all your great recipes, especially for those of us with a sweet tooth. I have made your cinnamon donuts and your glazed sour cream donuts – I keep them in the freezer for craving emergencies. You truly make it easier to stay with Weight Watchers.
Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes 🙂
Can this be made in mini loaf pans? And if so, how many would it make?
Hi Christina, yes although I am not sure how many as I never use mini loaf pans, my guess would be maybe 3-4?
This is so yummy! I made mine in an 8 count mini muffin pan. I used sugar free chips, so I kept it at 4 points per mini loaf. Do you think that was okay? Also, what would happen to the points if we used Kodiak dark chocolate in place of the flour? And, how does the sugar free chips change it all up, too?
Hi Lori, the loaf recipe I created serves 10 so 8 mini loaves might be more in points per loaf, the sugar free chips I am not too sure , I imagine they are a little less in points overall but not sure if that would be enough to change the point value per serving
Thanks so much for all you do on here. It really helps stay in track having great recipes to use! I made this loaf and it was great, I’m just wondering if you have any ideas for adding zucchini for extra moisture? Chocolate zucchini cake is my favourite and I haven’t been able to find a lot points recipe. Thanks again ?
Hi Selena, so glad you are enjoying the recipes, I do have zucchini muffins and a loaf if you want to look into them, I think you could probably add it to this loaf as well
Would I need to change the recipe much or just add a cup of shredded zucchini?
I would just add the zucchini and see if it works out 🙂
This is one of my favorite banana breads. So easy to make…and I dont feel guilty when I have a slice! Haha
Thanks for sharing 🙂
I love it too!! so glad you are enjoying it 🙂
This recipe is a keeper. I used whole wheat flour and dark chocolate cocoa and it was truly a decadent chocolatey delight. I am so glad I found this recipe on your blog when I had some over ripe bananas to get rid of. Easy and yummy…my favorite combination!
Awesome, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂
OMG! These are amazing. I left out the chocolate chips and made these as muffins. They were so freaking good. Thanks so much for sharing!
Hi May, yay so glad you enjoyed them 🙂
I’m not sure where I went wrong, but my bread completely deflated when I took it out of the oven 🙁 the only change I made was adding in an extra banana. Would that have made a difference? It smells delicious so hopefully when it cools down it tastes good and just looks bad lol! Thanks!!
Hi Melody, I am so sorry to hear that, yes it might have made a difference, maybe you had too much “wet” ingredients
I made 2 loaves. Came out super dark. I used 1 cup of the cocoa as instructed in the recipe. It tastes kind of bitter. Did I use too much? I have a cake that I make that only calls for 6 tablespoons. And it is super dark also but not bitter.
Hi Wendy, I have only ever made one loaf at a time using the desired 1/2 cup of cocoa and I’ve never had any issues, I have other double chocolate type baking recipes that call for just as much and again no issues, sorry wish I could help more..
So, I’ve been making this recipe forever and love it! I divide into muffins for portion control. Today I went into my recipe builder to change the servings and the pts for each went up? I’m on the green plan and it was saying 1/10 of recipe is 6! I’m thinking this is a WW glitch but do you have any clue what’s happened? Thank you in advance!
Hi Jeanne, sorry I’m not sure why that would happen and yes I can only guess a glitch as the recipe has not changed
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For this and all the great recipes you share
You are very welcome, I hope you enjoy them 🙂
I was wondering if you used semi sweet chocolate chips or sugar free?
Hi Michelle I use the Hershey’s semi-sweet mini chips for this recipe 🙂 but any ones you want to use will be fine
I use semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
Not sure what I did differently, but mine came out 5pts per serving.
Hi Marcie, products can vary, I can only base it on what I use in my App, did you count it as unpacked brown sugar? Also even something liek the chocolate chip brand can throw it off by a few points and in result give you a higher point value per serving
I started WW a month ago. I love baking for my family and haven’t baked anything since starting WW. I’m so glad I found your site! This recipe is a family favorite! Thank you!
Hi Krista, yay, I’m glad you found me too 🙂 Happy to hear you all enjoy the banana bread, I hope you continue to enjoy the recipes
I make this often. Easy, quick and always a hit.