Chocolate Banana Bread

Are you a fan of chocolate? Are you a fan of banana bread? If so, you are in luck, this chocolate banana bread recipe is for you!

I will admit I am a sucker for anything chocolate and I absolutely love homemade banana bread. Put the two together and you have a match made in heaven, akin to peanut butter and jelly. Seriously, this combination is so good!

If you tried my chocolate banana muffins and loved them, then you will love this chocolate banana bread, they are pretty similar. This bread is soft, moist, and full of chocolate flavor. And it is super easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!


  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose/plain flour 185g
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 2g
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda 2g
  • 1 tsp. baking powder 5g
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 35g
  • 1/2 cup softened butter unsalted or salted (113g)
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar 150g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5ml
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 123g
  • 3 to 4 ripe medium bananas


Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C

Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sifted cocoa powder in a medium bowl.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl with a mixer or wooden spoon.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar and mix until just combined. Then add the sour cream and mix it in.

Peel and mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher, then add it to the batter.

Add the dry ingredient mixture a third at a time and mix it in until combined.

Fold in half of the chocolate chips into the batter.

Spray a 5x9-inch bread pan with cooking spray, and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Add all the chocolate banana bread batter to the pan. Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on evenly on top.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow the chocolate banana bread to cool completely then remove it from the pan. Take off the parchment paper, slice and serve. Enjoy!

Print the FULL recipe here on my website if you like.

Watch the video tutorial here:

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