Chocolate Banana Bread


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Chocolate Banana Bread – forget Double Chocolate Banana Bread, we are making Triple Chocolate Banana Bread! Deliciously decadent and easy to make, it’s so good you’re going to start buying extra bananas to ripen just so you can make this!

sliced chocolate chip banana bread loaf

How to Make Chocolate Banana Bread

If you like chocolate, you’re definitely going to LOVE this Double Chocolate Banana Bread with an extra layer of chocolate on top!  Made with loads of cocoa, filled with chocolate chips, and drizzled with a chocolate topping, this recipe takes chocolate chip banana bread to a whole new level.

Quick breads (such as banana bread or muffins) are breads that don’t require yeast and there are a few simple tips that will ensure you get great results every time!

  • Do not overmix.  Over mixing the batter will make your bread dense and chewy.  Fold the wet/dry mixtures by hand just until combined.
  • Grease and flour your pan (and double check you’re using the correct sized pan asked for in the recipe).
  • Bake quick breads on the middle rack of your oven.
  • Insert a toothpick in the middle about 10 minutes before you expect the bread to be done to test for doneness.  Overbaking will cause a dry loaf.
  • Quick breads can be frozen up to 3  months in a freezer bag or sealed container.  (If desired, glaze once defrosted)

Chocolate Banana Bread slice on plate

Chocolate Banana Bread Ingredients

This recipe contains Half and Half. Half & half is a dairy product sold in most North American supermarkets.  It is made up of half cream and half whole milk and will be found in the dairy case. You can generally substitute any light cream in its place (approximately 10-12% MF) or create your own mixture using heavy cream and milk.

My Triple Chocolate Banana Bread recipe also uses regular cocoa powder, not Dutch-processed cocoa powder.  There is a difference between the two, Dutch-processed is not acidic and doesn’t react with the ingredients the same way as regular cocoa.

Last Minute Tips

Be sure to check your chocolate banana bread at 45-50 minutes to make sure it doesn’t over bake!  If you aren’t freezing your banana bread, you’ll want to store it sealed in the refrigerator. If you prefer nuts in your chocolate banana bread, nuts (such as walnuts) can be substituted for the chocolate chips in this recipe.

double chocolate banana bread with brown sugar topping

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5 from 4 votes
Review Recipe

Chocolate Banana Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Snack
Cuisine American
This banana bread is chocolatey delicious with double chocolate inside and a chocolate topping!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 small bananas mashed (approx. 1 1/3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Topping
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate chips

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease & flour a 9×5 loaf pan.

  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. Stir in eggs and bananas. Add banana mixture and chocolate chips to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
  4. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Topping:
  1. Heat half & half and brown sugar over medium heat until brown sugar has dissolved and tiny bubbles start to form on the edges. Stir in vanilla and butter until melted and turn off heat. Add chocolate chips and do not stir, let sit 2-3 minutes.
  2. Whisk chocolate chips until smooth. Cool completely and drizzle over bread.

Recipe Notes

A serving is calculated as a 1 inch slice.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 442, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 250mg, Potassium: 331mg, Carbohydrates: 64g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 38g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 11.1%, Vitamin C: 5.5%, Calcium: 6.5%, Iron: 12.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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