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!

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread with a triple load of chocolate

How to Make Chocolate Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread has loads of cocoa, filled with chocolate chips, and drizzled with a chocolate topping. Bananas are great in sweets like banana cookies and of course 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)

Slice of Triple Chocolate Banana Bread on a white 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.

Chocolate banana bread glazed with chocolate topping

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Chocolate Banana Bread

This banana bread is chocolatey delicious with double chocolate inside and a chocolate topping!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9 servings


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 small bananas mashed (approx. 1 ⅓ cups)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  • ¼ cup half & half
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease & flour a 9×5 loaf pan.
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  • 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.
  • Whisk chocolate chips until smooth. Cool completely and drizzle over bread.



A serving is calculated as a 1 inch slice.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 442 | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2.2mg

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

Course Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. I just have Hershey’s Cocoa, 100% Cacao, Naturally Unsweetened. Does this work? I have no idea how to find out if it is Dutch processed.

  2. I made this with ingredients I had on hand! My family loved it. I could just eat gobs of the glaze by itself!5 stars

    1. Side note: I know I have a loaf pan somewhere! I couldn’t find it. So, I made 12 muffins, baked for 30 minutes.5 stars

  3. Fabulous! Next time I’ll add walnuts for a bit of crunch. I lined my glass loaf pan with parchment paper instead of buttering it. Took 55 minutes in my toaster oven.
    Also, I made it vegan with olive oil instead of butter and flaxseed w/water instead of eggs.
    Thank you for this excellent recipe!!5 stars

    1. That sounds delicious Stefanie! Glad it worked out for you! And we can’t blame you, sometimes you just need to dig right in :)

  4. Great banana bread

       I put mint candy,chopped up, with peppermint liquor in it, and the people that I gave some to really,really,really liked it,I thought that it would make a good impression with all of the mint flavoring it and so did the people who got some of it 5 stars

  5. I am a little confused. When you say white sugar are you referring to granulated sugar or powdered sugar?

    Best regards
    Freda Bohman

  6. Making muffins out of the batter instead of bread because that’s what my toddler likes. :) That, and the fact that they bake faster so I can eat them faster. I just put them in for about 25 minutes with a few extra choc chips over the top instead of the topping. Also, I love your brownie mix recipe! You’re feeding my chocolate cravings during my pregnancy. Ha!