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Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Course Bread, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana-bread-recipes, chocolate-banana-bread, chocolate-chip-banana-bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 10 slices
Calories 394kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Dutch process or Hershey's Special Dark cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 medium ripe bananas (around 1 ½ cups mashed) mashed
  • 1 cup buttermilk or 8 oz sour cream
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • cup butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips divided


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl use a fork to mash bananas. Whisk in buttermilk, granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla.
  • Add wet to dry ingredients, mixing by hand with a large spoon or spatula until fully moistened. Mix in ¾ cup chocolate chips.
  • Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle top with reserved chocolate chips. (You may use more chocolate chips on top, if desired)
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center shows moist crumbs.
  • Cool in pan for 15 minutes then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store at room temperature or chilled tightly wrapped for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg