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An Easy Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate Banana Bread

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 10 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert


This Chocolate Banana Bread is the perfect balance of chocolate and bananas. A guaranteed favorite!


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Line the bottom and up the short ends of the pan with parchment paper and coat again with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the butter and sugar together on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the eggs, vanilla, sour cream, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix for 1 minute until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Mix in the bananas until incorporated.
  5. Turn the mixer to low and add in flour, mixing until just combined.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
  8. Bake for 60 minutes, or until center is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store airtight for up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 389
  • Sugar: 31.4 g
  • Sodium: 270.9 mg
  • Fat: 18.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.2 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.6 mg
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