Chocolate Banana Bread is a great way to use up leftover bananas and get a moist, delicious, and chocolate treat. This recipe is so easy too!
Chocolate Banana Bread
Banana Bread has to be one of the friendliest recipes you can make. You could use bananas that are way too overripe and still get amazing banana bread that’s delicious and moist in the end. Banana Bread is great- full stop- but there is one way to make it even better! Just add some chocolate and make some Chocolate Banana Bread.
I’ve been stumbling onto recipes for Choco Banana Bread for a while now and wanted to take a stab at making some for myself. I’m glad I did, too: this stuff is delicious! Like any banana bread recipe, bananas help keep your loaf tasting nice and fresh and using cocoa powder and chocolate chips is going to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
This recipe is so easy to make too! It mostly boils down to prepping the wet and dry ingredients, mixing them together, and then baking up some banana bread. In less than a couple of hours, you could be snacking on this delicious Banana Chocolate Bread for yourself! Follow along with the recipe below- we know you’re gonna love it.
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If you loved our banana bread, you’ll want to try these Banana Bread Muffins next! This is another recipe perfect for using up any leftover ripe bananas you have sitting around- and you get moist, delicious muffins out of them. Topped with a bit of cinnamon-sugar, they’re great for breakfasts, snacks, or as an evening treat!
Got a bigger crowd to feed? Try making some of this Homemade Banana Cake. Once again, whole bananas come in to make this homemade cake recipe moist and delicious! When it’s done, top it with a bit of cream cheese frosting- trust me, it tastes amazing.
For something real quick and simple, you can’t go wrong with our Easy Banana Cream Pie. Using a couple of store-bought ingredients- some pie crust and some instant banana pudding- you can make up a delicious cream pie in less than a couple hours! This is one of the simplest pies you can make and it even has fresh banana slices mixed in.
Choco Banana Loaf Ingredients
Bananas – Banana Bread recipes are always perfect for overripe bananas so, if you have any, this is the place to use them.
Butter – Melt this before using it.
Oil – Something neutral like canola or vegetable.
Cocoa Powder – We use Hershey’s Cocoa but you could also use something like Dutch process cocoa if you prefer. The main difference between the two is that Dutch cocoa is often darker and more mellow that natural cocoa powder like Hershey’s.
How to make Chocolate Banana Bread
Mix your wet and dry ingredients separately before mixing into a batter. Fold in some of your chocolate chips.
Transfer the batter to a lined loaf pan and top with remaining chocolate chips.
Bake banana bread batter in a 350 degree oven for about an hour or until a toothpick poked into the middle pulls clean. Let cool before slicing and serving.
Let’s deal with the wet ingredients first. In a bowl, thoroughly mash your bananas with a fork before adding in your butter and oil. Use your fork to mash and mix the bananas and fats together until combined.
After that, add in the sugars, the egg, and your vanilla extract. Mix those until combined well.
In a seperate bowl, whisk together all your dry ingredients. Once mixed, add the dry ingredients to your wet and get to mixing- but make sure you don’t over-mix the two together!
Now let’s add some of our chocolate chips: once the batter just starts coming together, pitch in most of your chocolate chips and fold them into the batter.
With your batter all mixed up, we can finally transfer it to a lined loaf pan for baking. Before sending your loaf into an awaiting 350 degree oven, top it with your leftover chocolate chips. Now it’s time to bake!
At 350 degrees, it’ll likely take about an hour for your banana loaf to bake. Everyone’s oven is different, though, so keep an eye on it and start checking if it’s done around the 45-50 minute mark. Once your loaf finishes baking, let cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before removing to finish cooling. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
How long is Banana Bread good for?
Like always, try to keep your chocolate banana bread in some sort of air-tight container, bag, or wrapper to help it last longer. At room temperature, banana bread stays fresh for about 4 days before it starts to dry out. You can keep it tasting fresh for up to a week if store properly in the fridge. For longer-term storage, consider freezing: wrap the loaf tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before putting in the freezer. For best quality, try to defrost and reheat within 1-2 months.
Chocolate Banana Bread
- 3 large Bananas overripe
- 1/4 cup Butter melted
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Flour
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips divided
- Heat your oven to 350.
- Line a 9x5" loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Mash the ripe bananas with a fork in a large bowl.
- Add the butter and oil and stir with the fork until combined.
- Add the sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Stir until just combined (don't over mix).
- Fold in 1 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
- Set pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before removing from pan to finish cooling.