Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe takes banana bread up a notch by adding rich cocoa & chocolate chips. It’s an easy and moist quick bread, rich with the flavor of chocolate and bananas. It’s delicious for breakfast and even better for dessert.

Sliced banana bread on white plate with bananas and chocolate chips in background.

Chocolate Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

I’m always in a chocolate frame of mind and, with Choctoberfest right around the corner, I had to get a head start. And what better to combine with chocolate than my never ending supply of bananas. Our trees are outperforming again this season with tons of bananas so it seemed a no-brainer to put bananas and chocolate together for today’s recipe.

Banana bread cooling on wire rack with colorful pot holders on side.

Thank goodness I love bananas so much and there are so many recipes where they shine. I love to make my Banana Nut Muffins, Peanut Butter Banana Cookies and Banana Nut Granola among other things, so I thought I would bring a little chocolate magic into the mix.

What Else Can I Do with Overripe Bananas?

  • Replace eggs in chewy baked goods like brownies with 1 ripe banana for every egg.
  • Replace butter in baked goods by using the same amount of mashed bananas as butter and reducing the cooking time slightly.
  • Use a ripe banana as a flour substitute in Banana Pancakes.
  • Freeze slices of banana and cover then with chocolate for a cool treat that’s actually healthy.
  • And one of my favorites, make soft serve ice cream. It’s healthy, creamy and totally delicious.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread sliced

This banana bread is super easy to make and requires no mixer. It’s the perfect treat to make when I’m in a hurry and don’t want a lot of dishes to wash. Just check out the steps below and you’ll get a moist perfect chocolate banana bread every time.

How to Make Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Mixing wet ingredients for banana bread.

  1. In a large bowl, place sugar and shortening together. (photo 1)
  2. Cream them together using a fork until there is no loose sugar present. (photo 2)
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. (photo 3)
  4. Stir in mashed bananas. (photo 4)

Mixing dry ingredients then adding to wet ingredients in quick bread.

  1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. (photo 5)
  2. Mix into banana-egg mixture. (photo 6)
  3. Stir just until all flour is incorporated. (photo 7)
  4. Fold in chocolate chips. (photo 8)
  5. Mix until chips are well distributed. (photo 9)
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake. (photo 10)

Cool chocolate bread in loaf pan.

  1. Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and finish cooling bread on rack.Stacked slices of chocolate banana bread next to bananas and daisies.

This chocolate banana bread is full of the richness of cocoa, indulgent with bite-sized pieces of semi-sweet chocolate and extra moist from sweet bananas. It’s perfect for a breakfast treat, a mid-afternoon snack or even dessert. And if you place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a slice, it really puts it over the top! Just sayin’! Enjoy!

More Delicious Banana Bread Recipes

Churro Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips from 2 Cookin Mamas

Zucchini Banana Bread from Unicorns in the Kitchen

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread from 2 Cookin Mamas

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5 from 2 votes
Double Chocolate Banana Bread square 2
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 

This Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe takes banana bread up a notch by adding rich cocoa & chocolate chips. It's a treat for breakfast or dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: chocolate banana bread, chocolate banana bread with chocolate chips, double chocolate banana bread
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 338 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, place sugar and shortening together and cream well. 
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. 
  4. Stir in mashed bananas.
  5. Combine the remaining ingredients, excluding chips, and mix into banana-egg mixture. 
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 65-75 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and finish cooling bread on rack.
Recipe Notes

I store mine in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. It keeps the bread perfectly moist for about 1 week or I label it and store it in the freezer for a special occasion.

What Else Can I Do with Overripe Bananas?

  • Replace eggs in chewy baked goods like brownies with 1 ripe banana for every egg.
  • Replace butter in baked goods by using the same amount of mashed bananas as butter and reducing the cooking time slightly.
  • Use a ripe banana as a flour substitute in Banana Pancakes.
  • Freeze slices of banana and cover then with chocolate for a cool treat that's actually healthy.
  • And one of my favorites, make soft serve ice cream. It's healthy, creamy and totally delicious.
Nutrition Facts
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post has been updated with easier to follow step-by-step instructions and new photos. It was originally published on October 14, 2015.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Marsha
    03/18/2019 at 8:40 am

    5 stars
    This banana bread was absolutely delicious! So moist!

  • Reply
    Aimee Shugarman
    03/18/2019 at 8:35 am

    5 stars
    Can’t go wrong with chocolate! This turned out fabulous.

  • Reply
    Mary Frances
    10/14/2015 at 6:13 pm

    Double chocolate banana bread!? That sounds absolutely delicious!! Easy recipe too. Perfect 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/15/2015 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks Mary! I figured I couldn’t go wrong adding chocolate to my favorite banana bread. 🙂

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