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Chocolate Banana Bread

This Chocolate Banana Bread takes a classic recipe and amplifies it. Made with pantry staple ingredients, this loaf is moist and tender, infused with cocoa and chocolate chips.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 337kcal


  • 3 large bananas very ripe
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted, melted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar granulated
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips semi sweet


  • Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 325F and grease a 9x5" loaf tin.
  • Mix "Wet" Ingredients: Mash the bananas, leaving some chunks, in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat until well combined and smooth.
  • Combine Wet & Dry Ingredients: Whisk the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, and blend just until you can no longer see the dry ingredients.
  • Bake: Fold in the chocolate chips and pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Transfer the loaf pan to the oven and bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out with no batter. Keep in mind it may come out with some chocolate from a chocolate chip.
  • Cool & Serve: Let the loaf cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Serve.


  1. You can either wrap your chocolate banana bread tightly with plastic wrap or you can store it in an airtight container. It will last on your counter for 3 days, or in the fridge for about one week!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg