Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is easy to make and all about chocolate! It’s made with two kinds of melted chocolate plus extra chocolate chips mixed into the batter. It’s moist, rich, and delicious any time of day.

Chocolate Banana bread cut on a black plate with a slice in front.

The only thing I love more than classic banana bread is chocolate banana bread! The combination of bananas with rich chocolate is just the best.

For this recipe, we’re skipping the cocoa powder and using delicious melted chocolate instead. It gives the bread the best chocolate flavor and amazing texture.

For an extra dose of chocolate, I mix two kinds of chocolate chips into the batter along with some chopped nuts to add some crunch and texture.

This easy recipe is the best chocolate banana bread recipe – serve any time of day when you need a chocolate fix. It really is so good.

Banana bread on a black plate and banana slices on the left side.

Different Ways to Serve It

This double chocolate banana bread is delicious just as it is or you can dress it up!

  • Once the bread is cooled, drizzle it with melted chocolate or a simple sugar glaze made with powdered sugar and milk.
  • For dessert, top a slice with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce or caramel sauce.
  • Swap the chocolate glaze for this delicious Cream Cheese Frosting or bake alongside the Banana Bread a batch of fresh Banana Cupcakes with that tasty cream cheese frosting!
  • It’s also delicious with a dollop of whipped cream with some grated chocolate on top.

If you’re a chocolate lover or know someone who is, this easy chocolate banana bread is a recipe you need to try. So easy and so chocolatey – I hope you enjoy it!

Chocolate banana bread cut with a slice in front on a black plate, two pieces of banana on the left side and a green mug on the right side.

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour
  • Melted semi-sweet chocolate
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Mashed bananas – Ripe Bananas
  • Large eggs at room temperature
  • Vanilla extract
  • Softened butter
  • Room temperature milk
  • Chocolate chips – I use semi-sweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts – Chopped walnuts or pecans work well in this bread.

How to Make Chocolate Banana Bread

Grease and flour a 9″ loaf pan.

ingredients in a large bowl and a small bowl and a whisk.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.

Ingredients mixed together in a large bowl.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Beat in the egg, then add the melted chocolate beat well until smooth, add the bananas, beat to combine.

Ingredients mixed in a large bowl.

Continue beating on low speed and add the flour mixture alternatively with the milk to the wet ingredients. 

Adding flour to the ingredients in the large bowl.

Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts.

Folding in the chocolate chips and nuts into the batter.

Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan. Bake the banana bread for 50 to 60 minutes at 350°F or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.

Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired. 

Baked banana bread in a loaf pan.

How to Store It

Allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack and then wrap it in plastic wrap. You can store it at room temperature for several days.

Or, you can freeze it for up two months. To thaw, just leave it at room temperature before slicing and serving it.

When you are looking for a delicious chocolatey treat I hope you give this Double Chocolate Banana Bread a try. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Cut banana bread on a white plate with a green mug on the right side.

More Easy Baking Recipes

sliced banana bread with two sliced pieces of banana on the left side.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Erika Marucci
This Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is easy to make and all about chocolate! It's made with two kinds of melted chocolate plus extra chocolate chips mixed into the batter. It's moist, rich, and delicious any time of day.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 3551 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ounce chocolate semi sweet (melted and cooled)
  • ½ cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • ½ cup sugar granulated
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 large bananas (mashed)
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • ¼ cup milk (room temperature)
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (1/4 cup semi 1/2 cup milk)
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C). Grease and flour a 9" loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in the egg, then add the melted chocolate and beat well until smooth.
  • Add the bananas and beat to combine on low speed. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Fold in the chocolate chips and the nuts. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool in the pan on a cooling rack and then remove it. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack and then wrap it in plastic wrap. You can store it at room temperature for several days. or You can freeze it for up two months. To thaw, just leave it at room temperature before slicing and serving it.
 
This Banana Bread can be served in many different ways. Here are some of them:
  • Once the bread is cooled, drizzle it with melted chocolate or a simple sugar glaze made with powdered sugar and milk.
  • For dessert, top a slice with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce or caramel sauce.
  • Swap the chocolate glaze for this delicious Cream Cheese Frosting or bake alongside the Banana Bread a batch of fresh Banana Cupcakes with that tasty cream cheese frosting!
  • It’s also delicious with a dollop of whipped cream with some grated chocolate on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 3551kcalCarbohydrates: 488gProtein: 39gFat: 168gSaturated Fat: 92gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gMonounsaturated Fat: 34gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 460mgSodium: 1694mgPotassium: 1820mgFiber: 19gSugar: 345gVitamin A: 3709IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 702mgIron: 14mg
Keyword banana bread, chocolate banana bread, double chocolate banana bread, quick breads
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4 Comments

  1. Are the nutrition facts for the whole loaf, instead of one serving. Can’t you do the nutritional facts like most cooks? Thank you.

    1. Hi Lark, I calculate the nutritional facts for the whole loaf because I’m not sure if you’ll cut 8 slices or 12. It’s easier to divide based on the whole loaf than by slices.

  2. Just wondering is it one egg or more – the directions say to add eggs one at a time. I am loving all your recipes and have made quite a few – this one next.

    1. Hi Marie! It’s one egg, sorry for the confusion! We made the changes to the recipe and now it should be fine 🙂 Thank you and happy baking!

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