Double Chocolate Banana Bread

With plenty of chocolate and 3 ripe bananas, this is The BEST Double Chocolate Banana Bread. Super moist, soft, and chocolatey. Loaded with tons of chocolate chunks, this Double Chocolate Banana Bread is perfect for sharing!

We love using up bananas and making banana bread! Try my Marbled Chocolate Bread or my Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread for even more tasty treats!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread sliced on a white board.

When I have several overripe bananas laying around, this Double Chocolate Banana Bread always gets made. It is AMAZING! Not too sweet, loaded with chocolate, soft on the inside, and super moist. Perfect for breakfast or  dessert!

I used sour cream, 3 ripe bananas, and butter to make this Chocolate Banana Bread super moist and soft. I also loaded the banana bread with tons of gooey chocolate chunks.

This Chocolate Banana Bread is perfect for sharing or making ahead. It keeps well for up to a week at room temperature, and you can also freeze it for 3 months!

What you’ll need for this recipe

  • Bananas: Mashed bananas add sweetness and plenty of moisture.
  • Butter: For more moisture I added butter. It also provides an amazing buttery flavor.
  • Sugar: I mixed in both granulated sugar and brown sugar for sweetness and flavor. It also improves the texture.
  • Eggs: Eggs are a binding ingredient, keeping everything together.
  • Vanilla: Vanilla extra brings out the warmth and sweetness. Omit if you don’t have any.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour is the foundation to this cake recipe. You can also use wholewheat flour for extra fiber!
  • Chocolate: Unsweetened cocoa powder plus chocolate chunks make this banana bread super chocolatey! Use chocolate chips instead of chocolate chunks if desired.
  • Baking soda: A little lift is provided from the baking soda. It makes the chocolate banana bread lighter and  less dense.
  • Sour cream: The third ingredient that brings in moisture is sour cream. Greak yogurt is a great substitute in a pinch.

How to make Double Chocolate Banana Bread

  • Preheat the oven: To 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 loaf pan and set aside.
  • Make the batter: Add butter and both sugars to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Cream until fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs and vanilla. In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. On low speed add in the sour cream and mashed bananas. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool: Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Take the loaf out of the pan and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Serve: Once the bread has cooled, slice it and serve!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread sliced on a white board next to a knife.

What makes this Banana Bread super moist:

  • Brown Sugar: In place of granulated sugar I used brown sugar to add extra moisture to the bread.
  • Sour Cream: Adds a nice richness, tang, and tons of moisture!
  • Bananas: I add three extra ripe bananas to the bread. They add so much moisture to the batter and extra sweetness!

Batter in a bread tin with a spatula.

How to serve this Chocolate Banana Bread

I love to serve this bread warm with some butter, Nutella, or peanut butter on top! It makes the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert! This bread can also be frozen for up to 3 months!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread in a bread tin.

Tips for Success

  • To make this even more chocolatey tasting, add a teaspoon of instant coffee powder. Don’t worry, you won’t taste the coffee!
  • Add Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream for a lighter verson.
  • Add in some walnuts or pecans for a delicious crunch!
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week on the counter or in the fridge.
  • Freeze in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight before consuming.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread sliced on a white board.

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 1 loaf
The BEST Double Chocolate Banana Bread. Super moist, soft and chocolatey! Loaded with tons of chocolate chunks!

Ingredients

  • 2 or 3 ripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 9 x 5 loaf pan and set aside.
  • Add butter and both sugars to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  • Cream until fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  • On low speed add in the sour cream and mashed bananas.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 20 minutes.
  • Take the loaf out of the pan and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Slice bread and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 420mg18%
Potassium 392mg11%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 533IU11%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, Chocolate, Double Chocolate Banana Bread, Easy Breakfast

Originally published May 1, 2016