What's better than banana bread? CHOCOLATE banana bread! This vegan version is loaded with flavor and bursting with rich dark chocolate chips and walnuts.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly oil a 9-inch loaf pan.
Peel the bananas and place them into a large mixing bowl. Mash them well with a fork or potato masher.
Stir the sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla into the mashed bananas.
Add the flour and cocoa powder to the bowl, then sprinkle the baking soda, cinnamon, and salt on top.
Stir everything together just until thoroughly blended. Don't overmix. The batter will be very thick.
Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top out with a spoon.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of brown sugar evenly over the batter, and optionally sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top.
Bake the loaf until set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. (If the toothpick goes into a chip and comes out covered in melted chocolate, try inserting a clean one at another location).
Place the loaf pan on a cooling rack to cool. Let the loaf cool for at least 25 minutes before removing it from the pan.
Slice and serve.