chocolate banana bread
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5 from 9 votes

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Heavenly Double Chocolate Banana Bread - So soft and bursting with banana and chocolate flavor. The perfect recipe to use up ripe bananas!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Double chocolate banana bread
Servings: 32 (2 loaves)
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Bake for 1 hour in a loaf pan, 35-45 minutes in a small loaf pan or 20-25 minutes in a muffin pan. Make sure it comes clean with a toothpick.
  • 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.
  • Slice and enjoy with a cold glass of milk!


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.1mg