Dark Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread with Oatmeal Streusel is tender, sweet, filled with dark chocolate chunks and a crunchy, irresistible streusel topping!
So did you miss me?
I sure hope so because I sure missed talking with you all!
The past week or so has been more than I ever dreamed of, slightly stressful, a bit delirious yet the most sensational days of our lives. Our little man has already brought so many smiles to our faces, I look forward to waking up for those early morning feedings to see his dimples.
I am in trouble with those dimples…
As every day that passes, he constantly is changing and showing me what it means to be truly selfless. It is no longer about just my husband and I. It is about caring for him. And giving him the nurturing he needs. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.
As he grows, so does my appetite! Especially around 4 am when we are partying with milk. To fuel those early morning parties, I turn to quick, portable snacks. Such as these pumpkin pie energy bites that taste like cookie dough. And the past few days, it’s been this dark chocolate chunk loaded banana bread. Chocolate is the perfect morning fuel if you were to ask me…
I started with my mother in law’s banana bread as the base, but I lightened it up to make it a bit healthier; because healthier means more right? Right. I did the same healthy makeover to this apple butterscotch bread last year and it turned out to be a great idea. So this year, I added huge dark chocolate chunks, swapped half of the white flour with whole wheat flour, cut the sugar in half because the bananas provide plenty of sweetness, just make sure to use extra ripe bananas as they provide more sweetness. And lastly, I swapped out the oil and used vanilla greek yogurt for moisture and an extra flavor boost.
But I couldn’t just stop at chocolate banana bread. I was craving a bit more of texture. Sorta as in the crumb topping that we all love on coffee cake. This oatmeal streusel has some major crunch factor. Some major sweetness. And some major addictive qualities. You will be ensuring that every bite as that oatmeal crunch with it!
Whether you are partying at 4 am or looking for an afternoon indulgent snack, this bread is the winning choice.
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