This AMAZING S’mores Banana Bread recipe combines the classic goodness of banana bread and the gooey deliciousness of s’mores all in one easy-to-make loaf!
I LOOOOOVE banana bread with chocolate chips. Basically whenever I make banana bread you’re always going to get chocolate chips added.
But, when I decided to use up my brown bananas this weekend I thought I would go a bit of a different direction and try a whole new flavor of banana bread.
I started googling and trying to find recipes for Smores banana bread but basically everything I found was just banana bread with a S’mores topping or else banana bread that had marshmallow that dissolved into the batter.
Neither of those are what I wanted!
So, I had to figure out a way to make a s’mores banana bread that actually had whole sections of marshmallow in it.
After some brainstorming, I came up with the idea to FREEZE the marshmallows! Freezing for just a few hours should do the trick, but I put mine in the freezer the night before.
Because banana bread takes a full hour to cook, there is really no other way for marshmallows to survive all that time without disintegrating completely.
BUT, by freezing the marshmallows solid they have a chance to just melt into the batter but still stay together enough that you can actually see and taste them.
For the graham cracker part of the s’mores I crushed up whole graham crackers into large crumbles. This way you still get a bit more of that graham cracker taste in the bread.
You can also purchase graham cracker crumbs, but I think the bit larger pieces when you crumble crackers yourself are better (and much less expensive).
Oh, and of course you can go all in on the baking and make your own crackers too with our homemade graham crackers recipe, but store bought tastes just fine in this recipe.
Lastly, is the choice of chocolate. While s’mores are traditionally made with milk chocolate Hershey bars, I LOVE the taste of dark chocolate. That means I added semi-sweet chocolate chips to my banana bread.
But, if you love milk chocolate, or you want more of a traditional s’mores taste, feel free to use milk chocolate chips.
If you want you can even break up Hershey bars into smaller pieces and mix them into your batter instead of the chocolate chips. Or you can add both and make it extra chocolatey!
And when it comes to the bananas for your bread, YES bananas that are starting to brown work best. They will mash more easily and mix better with your other ingredients.
The bananas I used were just starting to brown and actually still a little too firm. But, nevertheless, the bread still turned out great – so you have some leeway with the ripeness of your bananas!
S’mores Banana Bread Ingredients:
(See recipe card for measurements and instructions)
- ripe bananas, mashed
- white sugar
- butter, melted
- all-purpose flour
- graham crackers, crushed
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
- full size marshmallows, frozen
How to Make S’mores Banana Bread:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter together in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, crushed graham crackers, baking soda and salt.
Add flour mixture and chocolate chips to banana mixture.
Stir all together until batter is just mixed.
Pour 1/3 batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Press marshmallows evenly into batter.
Cover with the remainder of the batter.
Bake in preheated oven for approximately one hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread (not into a chocolate chip or marshmallow) comes out clean.
How to Store Banana Bread:
My preferred method of storage is in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container where it will keep for at least a week. When I’m ready to eat a slice, I’ll heat it up for 15-25 seconds in the microwave.
You can store banana bread on your counter at room temperature, but it will keep for only about 4 days.
Since a lot of moisture can develop in your bread container, you may want to store a paper towel inside to trap some of the moisture.
If you won’t be eating all your bread right away, you can freeze banana bread after you have wrapped it tightly. It will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.
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Try these other S’mores recipes:
- S’mores Rice Krispy Treats
- S’mores Pie Recipe
- Copycat Starbucks S’mores Frappuccino
- S’mores Cupcakes
- S’mores Cones
S'mores Banana Bread
- 1 Loaf Pan
- 3 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup graham crackers crushed
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 15 full size marshmallows frozen
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
- Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter together in a bowl.3 ripe bananas
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, crushed graham crackers, baking soda.
- Add flour mixture and chocolate chips to banana mixture.1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Stir all together until batter is just mixed.
- Pour 1/3 batter into the prepared loaf pan.
- Press marshmallows evenly into batter.15 full size marshmallows
- Cover with the remainder of the batter.
- Bake in preheated oven for approximately one hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread (not into a chocolate chip or marshmallow) comes out clean.
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