This Chocolate Cookies and Cream Banana Bread is a pretty decadent way to start out the day. But we are not complaining.
You would think I would have learned by now that my family is pretty much over that yellow fruit. Yet, every single time I go to the grocery store, I pick up another bunch of green bananas. I still enjoy crunching on the tasty fruit in the afternoon.
And yes, I do mean crunching because I only eat them when they are still green and crunch like an apple. I’m strange like that. After they turn yellow, I won’t touch them with a ten-foot pole.
So unless my hubby eats them for his breakfast, those bananas sit there until they are a nice shade of brown and black. Then I’m all about finding ways to bake with them. These banana nut cinnamon rolls always get my kids to eat those bananas, so I should make those more often. But since I am done baking up a cheesecake storm around here, I have plenty of open packages of cookies and crackers that need to be used up.
Yes, I could just pack them in school lunches, but what fun is that?!?!?! So, the other day those ripe bananas had a date with the open package of Oreo cookies in my kitchen. I took this chocolate mocha chip banana bread and gave it a fun twist. Eating cookies for breakfast just got acceptable, peeps!
You should have seen the look on our kid’s faces when they came home from school and saw this beauty sitting on the counter! Forget waiting for breakfast because everyone wanted to dive in right away.
I mean chocolate banana bread filled with cookie chunks AND topped with a creamy frosting & more cookies? You can see why we all had to have some right away.
I do suggest a big glass of milk or coffee to go along side the bread. It’s rich and delicious! I am pretty excited that there is another bunch of bananas on my counter. Since they are still yellow, I’ll be impatiently waiting for them to ripen, so I can make more chocolate cookies and cream banana bread!
Well, unless I get a different recipe idea in the meantime…
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I've made this vread a few times. I use 3/4 of sugar since the cookies are already sweet plus I add some salt to the icing sugar. This bread is a home run
I made this yesterday, and it turned out picture perfect! I brought slices to work as a thank you for some co-workers, and though they are not in my department, I believe this bread made me one of their favorite co-workers. 🙂 I didn't use ALL the frosting, so I put it on some leftover, unfrosted cinnamon rolls I also had, and it tasted wonderful on those, too!
That's awesome! Way to butter up those co-workers and get the best worker award for sure! Love it! And great to know this frosting is good on cinnamon rolls too 🙂
This was a great recipe! The icing on top was a nice touch. I would definitely make this again.
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
OKAY now this might be the best banana bread ever!
Well, I won't argue with you there 😉
Bananas make it health food - breakfast approved! Awesome, Jocelyn!
Hahaha! Yes, bananas are health food, so this bread is definitely worthy of breakfast! 😉
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
I love that this is breakfast 🙂 I want to live at your house!
Girl, you know I wished you lived close to me!!!! How much fun (and trouble) would we have!!!!
You and my dad are the same way! He also loves his underripe bananas. I cannot. And he likes his toast burned. 🙂
This banana bread I can get behind, though. It's amazing!
Give your dad a high five for me! Green banana lovers unite!!! LOL! Although I can't do burnt toast...
Malinda @Countryside Cravings
This has to be the most epic banana bread ever!!!!! I only eat bananas when they are green too!
High five to a fellow green banana lover!!! I'm usually alone on that one, so I get excited when I find someone else who likes them green too!!!!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
What a great way to switch up banana bread! I'd love a slice with a mug of coffee!
Could you make this without the bananas? How would I change the recipe? It looks amazing!! 🙂
I'm afraid this particular bread needs the bananas in it. I would suggest googling chocolate bread and adding the cookies and frosting to that. I hope that helps!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
Wow, this banana bread is really next level! Loving how deliciously chocolatey it is- and that frosting is to die for 🙂
What a great combo! I'd save bananas for this too!
Thank you so much! It's well worth saving those bananas for!
Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That!
This looks amazing! I'm definitely pinning this for later!
I hope you enjoy it when you make it 🙂