Chocolate Banana Bread | Budín de Bananas

Banana Bread Closeup

No matter where we live, my favorite comfort recipe is chocolate banana bread. It has to be the most simple and quick dessert to prepare. After bringing a loaf to a get-together in Buenos Aires, the girls asked me to e-mail the recipe in Spanish. It took me a while to get around to translating it, but I finally sent it out. Please let me know if you make it!

Special thanks to my friend Melissa who is the world’s best banana bread baker. The following English and Spanish translations were inspired by a recipe on

No importa donde viviamos, mi comida favorita que me hace muy comoda es el budín de chocolate y banana. El budín tiene que ser el postre mas sencillo y mas rapido para preparar. Despues de llevar un budín para una fiesta en Buenos Aires, las chicas alla me pidieron por la receta por e-mail. Me tardé por traducirla, pero finalmente la envié. Por favor, avisame si lo haces. 🙂

Gracias a mi amiga que se llama Melissa quien es la mejor chef de budín de bananas y chocolate. La receta que viene fue una inspiración por una receta de


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter 
  • 3/4 cup sugar (can reduce to 1/2 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


A mixer is not needed to prepare this bread. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last and mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Banana Bread

Receta para Budin de Bananas y Chocolate


  • 3 o 4 bananas maduras, machacadas
  • 75 gramos de manteca derritida hasta que este suave
  • 100 gramos de azúcar
  • 1 huevo batido
  • 5 gramos de vanilla
  • 4.6 gramos de bicarbonato de sodio
  • Una pizca de sal
  • 128 gramos de harina integral sin polvo de hornear
  • 64 gramos de harina regular sin polvo de hornear
  • 9 gramos de canela
  • 9 gramos de nuez moscada
  • Una barra de chocolate de 60 gramos, cortado en trozas como “chips de chocolate”

Una nota: Si prefieres, puedes usar 192 gramos de harina regular en total sin harina integral.


Precalientar al horno a 175°C. Con una cuchara de madera, mescla la manteca con las bananas en un bol grande. Aggrega el azúcar, el huevo, y la vanilla. Espolvorea el bicarbonato de sodio, el canela, la nuez moscada, y el sal sobre la mesla y mescla todo junto. Aggrega la harina y mescla todo. Finalmente, aggrega y mescla los trozos de chocolate y distribuilos. Verte la mescla en una cacerola de pan cubierto con manteca fina para que el pan no pege a la cacerola. Hornealo por una hora. Prueba el pan despues de una hora por insertar un cuchillo al centro del pan. Si no masa salga, este lista para enfriar y comer. Disfrutalo!



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7 responses to “Chocolate Banana Bread | Budín de Bananas

  1. Yum! You know I will be making this!!!

  2. Yum and perfect timing. Thank you for posting a perfected recipe. I will make this asap. I need a little American comfort food. Is it American? I wonder who first put these wonderful ingredients together…genius!

  3. I am looking for the chocolate in the recipe written in English–haven’t found it yet. I just may have to get better at Spanish.

    I can’t believe I left out the best part! Thanks for the heads up.

  4. I can vouch for the deliciousness of stilllife’s banana bread. She and I happened to both make baked goods one freezing day in Santiago and traded surplus at (of all places) the gym. Delish!

    Thanks for the glowing review! I still need your baking powder biscuit recipe. 🙂

  5. Looks lovely. And thanks for the dual languages–I can compare instructions and maybe learn a little Spanish! 😉

    Can you believe that I forgot the chocolate in the English version? I’m glad I got that corrected. 😀

  6. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband would love that!

  7. wow. that looks so wonderful!!!!

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