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Chocolate Banana Bread

I love banana bread. Seriously, I love the stuff, and I haven’t met a version yet that I didn’t like. Throw in nuts, applesauce, chocolate chips or whatever you’d like–and I’m still a fan. Since we had lots of overripe bananas in the house that needed to be taken care of, stat, I decided to change things up and make a chocolate version of our favorite recipe instead. I hope you enjoy this Chocolate Banana Bread as much as we do! Chocoholics will also love these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

By the way, this is a totally kid-friendly recipe. My little guy helped mash the bananas (and ate quite a bit of them), and helped mix all the ingredients together. I wanted to snap some pictures of him while he was doing it, but do you ever have moments that you want to savor in the present rather than capture for the future? Yeah, it was like that.

Anyway, here’s the recipe for Chocolate Banana Bread. Enjoy!

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Donella Crigger
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 -16 servings


  • ½ c. butter melted
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 4 medium over-ripe bananas mashed
  • ½ c. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add the eggs, mashed bananas, milk and vanilla, and mix well.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon with a whisk.
  • Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture slowly, stirring until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
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You can easily make this recipe your own by adding in white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, nuts, or loads of other additions. If you try it, tell me what you think!

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

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Saturday 29th of August 2015

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Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money

Wednesday 15th of April 2015

Oh goodness! I can't wait to try this. I love banana bread, but never make it chocolate. Amazing.

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Wednesday 8th of April 2015

This looks so delicious! I'm visiting from the Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. Thanks Angie PS - I also wanted to invite you to hop on board the Great Blog Train (blog hop) - we are traveling to British Columbia CANADA:


Friday 3rd of April 2015

Why didn't I think of this when I was pregnant with my first! I ate everything chocolate and banana.

Amy D

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

This recipe looks so good! I love recipes that use ripe bananas which are my favorite fruit.