Mmmm….A Match Made in Heaven Banana Bread & Sea Salt Chocolate

Did you Know February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day?  In honor of it, I am reposting my favorite Banana Bread Recipe. Enjoy!

I love traditions.  Fall always reminds me it is time to bake breads.  One of my favorites is Banana bread.  I have a recipe that has been passed down in our family for years by my Sister-in-law.  It is so well known and loved in our family that it is known as Aunt Mary Jo’s Banana Bread.

The Bananas were sitting on the counter waiting to become overly ripe so I could make my Banana Bread.  I received a nice surprise from Lindt Chocolates.  A beautiful package with the most delicious chocolates, truffles and desserts.  When I saw the Touch of Sea Salt Dark Chocolate, Black Currant Dark Chocolate and White Coconut Chocolate….I realized it was a Match Made in Heaven!

The funny thing is, our Wedding Favors were made by Lindt Chocolates.  I have been in  love with  their Chocolate Creations for over 20 years.

Incorporating the Chocolates into the Banana Bread was a huge success. It was really hard to choose between the White Coconut Chocolate Banana Bread and the Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Banana Bread. They were both incredibly delicious!   The Smooth White Coconut Chocolate was an amazing addition to the Banana Bread.  But, we all agreed that the surprise of the Sea Salt in the Banana and Chocolate combination was to die for!



Aunt Mary Jo’s Banana Bread

3 Very Ripe Bananas
1 cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 bar of Lindt A touch of Sea Salt Chocolate, Black Currant Chocolate and White Coconut Chocolate  (use entire bar if using large Loaf Pan)
I made 3 small loaves, each with a different flavored Chocolate
Preheat Oven 350 degrees
Mash the bananas and mix with Sugar and Oil
Add the remaining ingredients and mix until fairly smooth
Butter loaf pan. I like to use the minis, so i used 3 minis
Fold batter into the pans while adding the 3/4 of the Chocolate. Sprinkle 1/4 of the Chocolate on top.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes


Do you have an old family recipe you’d like to share?  Do you love to Bake? Are you a Chocoholic?  I would love to hear about your favorite family recipe.

Kid Ratings: Alexandra 9.5, Ronnie 9, Reis 9, Riley 8.5


  1. says

    Black currant dark chocolate? OMG! I don’t normally like fruits in chocolate but I think I’ll have to make an exception and try that one. I LOVE currants. I eat currant jelly & bake scones with currants. Yum Yum! Your banana breads sound so delicious. Taking it up a notch from plain banana bread with the added chocolate flavors.

  2. says

    Ooh ! Did not know it was national banana day ! what a lovely way to celebrate & this recipe is fab !! Chocolate , banana oooh winning combo. Cannot wait to make this :) thanks for sharing Isabel :)

  3. FamilyFoodie says

    Thanks Nicole… I have to admit….it really is yummy! My kids were so excited when they got home from school!

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