This double chocolate banana bread recipe is seriously packing the chocolate flavor! It’s super moist and those chocolate chips all over the top just make it fun to eat!
We’re big banana bread people in this house! Whether we serve it up for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dessert – it’s always a big hit!
Our classic banana bread is wildly popular, but this Double Chocolate Banana Bread is really a favorite! I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate?
I’m going to stick with the fact that even though this banana bread is loaded with chocolate, it’s still breakfast food. You’ll find me slathering it in creamy peanut butter and eating it with a cup of coffee.
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Bananas – You’ll need 3 medium sized bananas and they should be over-ripe. Extra brown and soft are the way to go! This double chocolate banana bread recipe is the perfect way to use up those brown bananas.
Cocoa Powder – For those of you asking what brand cocoa powder I use, it’s Hershey’s Special Dark. I love the rich flavor it gives and I really like how intensely chocolate the bread looks when you bake with it.
Chocolate Chips – I’m using milk chocolate chips in this recipe but you can use any variety, or even switch things up and mix in some peanut butter chips to turn this into a chocolate peanut butter banana bread!
Sour Cream – It won’t make your banana bread taste sour, but it will help to keep it moist so that it doesn’t dry out.
Bread – Along with the above ingredients you’ll make the banana bread batter with butter, egg, flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.
What Readers are Saying!
“I’ve made this recipe so many times and it has never failed me in any variation – no matter what kind of cocoa powder, what kind of chip, or if I substitute greek yogurt for sour cream – this is hands down winner for any occasion. We even made this once at a bake sale for my son’s boy scout troop!” – Kayla S.
Loaf Pans – I use these ceramic loaf pans mostly just because I think they’re pretty. Just note that ceramic pans can bake a little different than the traditional metal loaf pan, so you may need to adjust your bake time accordingly.
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How To Make Chocolate Banana Bread:
Wet Ingredients: To get started you’ll add the butter and sugars to a mixing bowl and beat together until well combined. Next you will beat in the egg, mashed bananas, vanilla, and sour cream!
Dry Ingredients: To finish preparing the banana bread batter you’ll stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix all that up until it is well combined into a batter.
Chocolate Chips: With the batter ready you can pour it into a prepared loaf pan and then start topping it with the chocolate chips! Gently press them into the batter.
Bake: Place the loaf pan with the chocolate banana bread batter into your preheated oven and bake for 70 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. This may vary if you use a glass or metal loaf pan so always check!
Serve: You’ll need to let the double chocolate banana bread cool completely before slicing and serving. It’s even better when you slather on some creamy peanut butter!
If you love this bread you’ll also enjoy my chocolate banana bread muffins, they are based off this recipe!
Store it at room temperature in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap! It should last for 3 to 4 days. You can also freeze this for up to 3 months.
Sour cream helps make your banana bread more moist. You’ll also want to use over ripe bananas and be careful not to pack in the flour while measuring.
You want to use overly ripe bananas that are mostly brown. They’re sweeter and mushier which makes them perfect for banana bread.
MORE SWEET BREAKFAST RECIPES!
- Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Monkey Bread Muffins
- Biscuit Donuts
- Air Fryer French Toast
- Chocolate Chip Scones
- Homemade Pop Tarts
Double Chocolate Banana Bread
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 medium bananas mashed – about 1 cup
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5x3 loaf pan with non-stick spray.
- Add the butter and sugars to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
- Beat in the egg, vanilla, banana, and sour cream.
- Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan.
- Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and gently press them into the batter.
- Bake for 70 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. If you under bake this, the center will sink upon cooling.
- Let bread cool completely before cutting and serving.
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