Chocolate Banana Bread

Make yourself this deeply chocolatey banana bread with the ultimate fudge factor. This is a chocolate lover's dream come true for the humble banana bread.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword Chocolate Banana Bread, Double Chocolate Banana Loaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1 1/4 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 2-3 large (1 1/4 cup) overripe bananas,
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (45g) cocoa, can use Dutch process
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup oil, any kind will work
  • 1/8 cup milk, optional
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips, separated into 2 batches of 3/4 cups


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F) or 160 C fan forced. 

  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Add melted butter, oil, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir to combine.

  3. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt over the banana mixture and stir to combine, but do not overmix.

    Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips.

  4. Pour into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.

    Sprinkle on the remaining 3/4 cup of chocolate chips on top.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs (not too much gooey batter though). Take into consideration the chocolate chips in the batter if the toothpick comes out very chocolatey.

  6. Allow the chocolate banana bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack.

    Once at room temperature, slice and serve (some freshly whipped cream pairs amazingly with this loaf).


Recipe Notes

If you want to cut back on the extra chocolate, simply substitute chocolate chips with equal amounts of your favourite nut (or mixture of nuts!)