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Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

This Chocolate Banana Bread is made with cocoa powder, bananas and chocolate chips, so it is loaded with chocolate flavor! It makes three mini loaves, so you can freeze some for later, or share with friends.

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 254 kcal
Author Kara Cook


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup oil (I used canola)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 over ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 3 small 3 x 5 3/4" loaf pans; set aside. 

  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oil, melted butter, brown sugar, egg, mashed bananas, and vanilla till well blended. 

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture with 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips. Stir till just combined and divide between the 3 loaf pans.

  5. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chips on top of the loaves. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or till toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  6. Cool for 5-10 minutes in pans, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired by Two Peas & Their Pod

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 198mg9%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.