Double chocolate banana bread


Heavenly double chocolate banana bread -so soft and bursting with banana and chocolate flavor. The perfect recipe to use up ripe bananas!

Banana bread is a staple at our house. We make it at least once a month (if not weekly). We absolutely love my classic chocolate chip banana bread, however adding the extra chocolate makes it feel extra special. I adapted that recipe to make this double chocolate banana bread. My kids always get so excited when the bananas are over ripe, so we can start baking. Sometimes we’re known to hide bananas, just for the sake of making banana bread!

Heavenly double chocolate banana bread -so soft and bursting with banana and chocolate flavor. The perfect recipe to use up ripe bananas! 

Double chocolate banana bread

Chocolate meets banana in this delicious quick bread. The cocoa in the batter and chocolate chunks studded throughout add the perfect flavor to this bread. This recipe is so easy to make and has the perfect balance of chocolate and bananas. It is very moist and rich in flavor. It could almost pass off as chocolate cake, but then we wouldn’t be able to eat it for breakfast…. and I’m all about eating banana bread for breakfast. ;)


Chocolate banana bread recipe

The secret ingredient in this banana bread is the sour cream. You could also substitute plain greek yogurt. Don’t worry, you can’t taste it but it makes the bread so soft and tender. I can’t wait to make this again!

For more recipes using bananas, check out these:

Chocolate banana bread recipe

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Double chocolate banana bread

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Double chocolate banana bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 32 (2 loaves)
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Heavenly double chocolate banana bread -so soft and bursting with banana and chocolate flavor.



  • 1/2 cup  salted butter softened
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease two bread pans and then set aside. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Then mix in eggs. Next add the vanilla and sour cream. In a separate bowl whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to sugar mixture and stir until combined. Fold in bananas and chocolate chips (reserve a few for the top). Top with with extra chocolate chips if desired.  Pour into 2 large loaf pans or 4 small loaf pans. You can also make 24 muffins with this recipe.
  2. Bake for 1 hour in a loaf pan, 35-45 minutes in a small loaf pan or 22-25 minutes in a muffin pan. Make sure it comes clean with a toothpick.
  3. Once the bread is cooked, allow to cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes and then remove the bread and place on a cooling rack.
  4. Slice and enjoy with a cold glass of milk!
Nutrition Facts
Double chocolate banana bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Potassium 136mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Double chocolate banana bread variations

This recipe also makes great muffins. Simply line a muffin pan with liners or spray with non-stick spray and fill 2/3 the way full. You’ll only bake the muffins for about 20 minutes.
Chocolate banana bread muffins

Another fun variation for my chocolate peanut butter fans out there is to drizzle a peanut butter glaze over the top of the bread. Simply melt 1/4 cup peanut butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and then drizzle over the top. If you want even more peanut butter flavor, substitute half the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips in the batter.

Peanut butter chocolate banana bread

Either way it’s delicious and I hope you give it a try next time you find yourself with a bunch of ripe bananas! Enjoy!

Heavenly double chocolate banana bread -so soft and bursting with banana and chocolate flavor. The perfect recipe to use up ripe bananas! 

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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12 comments on “Double chocolate banana bread”

  1. Jacqueline Morgan-Ogle Reply

    This is absolutely the most delicious bread I have ever made! Been on a banana bread kick lately. I saw this and had to make it! It is a cross between a gooey brownie that married banana bread! Unbelievable! Chocolaty…yet banana bread. Moist, gooey..fantastic..def a keeper!!

  2. I am smitten! Even your photos make me want a slice of this, but can you tell me how much a cup weighs? We don’t work in cups in the UK and when I google it I get different answers!

  3. This is going on my list! I want the cupcake version. Yum!


  4. I loved this banana cake recipe and it seems to be very simple to make. Great recipe for breakfast.

  5. This dish looks delicious and attractive. I will try to make it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. I tried it and I was so sad because it ended up burned on the outside and uncooked on the inside. And I followed the recipe exactly and I baked for it 60 minutes, I did use a bundt mold because it was the only one I had, I don’t know if it that could be the cause. Would love to hear from you because I tried it and it tasted amazing and would like to try again.

    • Hi Beth! So sorry it got burned. Every oven temperature is a little different, so I would try lowering the temperature to 300. Also make sure it is going on the middle rack. If you notice the edges starting to cook faster, I would place a piece of foil gently over the top. Hope that helps!

  7. I like this chocolate banana bread

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