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Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe (Super Moist!)

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This Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is the best ever! It is superbly moist, simple to make, and rich in chocolatey-banana flavor. Learn how to make homemade chocolate banana bread with this easy recipe. No mixer needed!

Overhead view of a loaf of Double Chocolate Banana Bread on a wooden chopping board.

Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

This chocolate banana bread recipe is infused with a double dose of chocolate from cocoa powder and chocolate chips, which gives it the most irresistible chocolatey flavor. The recipe is made with brown sugar and four whole bananas, which results in a tender, perfectly sweet bread.

It makes a scrumptious breakfast, snack, or dessert. It is a recipe that you can easily whip up any time, because there is no need for an electric mixer and the batter comes together by hand in mere minutes.

Tips for Making Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Here are some pointers I have learned over the years for making the best banana bread:

  • Use very ripe bananas. In fact, the riper the bananas, the sweeter your bread will be, as the starches turn to sugar. The peels should look very freckled or brown and the fruit inside should be soft and browning.
  • If your bananas aren’t quite ripe enough, use this trick: Put them in a 300°F oven, unpeeled, for 15 minutes to soften.
  • Don’t over-mix the batter! When you add the dry flour mixture to the wet ingredients, just lightly mix it in. Over-mixing will result in a dense and tough bread, which you don’t want.

How to Freeze Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Follow these steps to freeze banana bread and preserve its fresh flavor and texture for months:

  1. Cool the baked banana bread completely.
  2. Tightly wrap the loaf or bread slices in aluminum foil or plastic wrap (I prefer to freeze banana bread in slices because it thaws much faster that way).
  3. Place the wrapped banana bread in a large freezer-friendly storage bag or a reusable container.
  4. Date the bag and freeze for up to 3-4 months. Thaw wrapped or unwrapped in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

Overhead view of a sliced loaf of Double Chocolate Banana Bread on a wooden chopping board.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What Is Banana Bread?

Banana bread is a moist, cake-like bread that is a made using ripe, mashed bananas. It is a “quick bread” which means the leavening agents in the batter are baking soda and baking powder, rather than yeast, which is used in regular bread recipes. No resting time is required, so it is ready to bake right away.

Is Chocolate Banana Bread Good For You?

If you’re a regular reader of Everyday Easy Eats, you know that I generally like to keep things as healthy as possible. However, I truly believe that pleasure and health go hand in hand. Healthy eating can definitely include consuming a reasonable amount of sweets, desserts, and baked goods.

So, this double chocolate banana bread is one of those recipes for those times when you feel like treating yourself. Frequency and portion size are important concepts to remember, so just be sure to enjoy baking recipes (like this one) in moderation.

Can You Freeze Bananas?

You bet! Just throw whole, unpeeled bananas directly in the freezer (they come in their own natural storage container!). The peels will turn black with time, but the fruit inside won’t ripen any further once frozen.

Bananas will keep in the freezer for up to six months. Simply defrost on the counter an hour before you want to start baking. You can also heat frozen bananas in the microwave, then peel them once thawed.

More Quick Bread Recipes

Looking for more baking inspiration? Here are some of my favorite bread recipes on the blog:

If you make this easy Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating ★ below, because I love hearing from you! ♡

Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe (Super Moist!)

Overhead view of a loaf of Double Chocolate Banana Bread on a wooden chopping board.
This Double Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is superbly moist and so easy to make. No electric mixer needed!
Alia Kay
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings; Makes one loaf
Calories 259 calories

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with butter or baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until smooth. Stir in the brown sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet banana mixture and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow bread to cool before serving.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe (Super Moist!)
Amount per Serving
Calories
259
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Cholesterol
 
33
mg
11
%
Sodium
 
291
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
330
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
39
g
13
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
245
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
4.1
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
44
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1.9
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

You can store your chocolate banana bread at room temperature for 3-5 days or in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.
Keyword Chocolate Banana Bread, Double Chocolate Banana Bread, Moist Chocolate Banana Bread

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    The bread looks soo delicious and pictures are amazing as well. Banana and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations, well chocolate with anything basically :D.
    Thanks for a comment on my blog 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Ivana! I pretty much love ANYTHING with chocolate in it, so I know what you mean! You’re welcome and thanks for commenting on mine as well! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    This is the best banana bread I have ever had!!! I added extra chocolate chips and added nuts too. So flipping good. I will be making it again very very soon!!! 😀

    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much Leanne! I am so happy you liked it! Can’t go wrong with extra chocolate chips and nuts!! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I’m normally sitting around the ‘okay’ zone when it comes to banana bread but this looks so heavenly delicious. Such a great idea of adding chocolate chips! I might try and make it at home when I have some extra ripe bananas.

    1. Hi Juventia! Thanks so much! Oh yeah I love adding chocolate to recipes whenever I can, haha! You should definitely try to make this the next time you have some ripe bananas! Have a great weekend! 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        Your recipe is a success giving it as a gift. Turned out perfect. I added 1/3 cup of Miracle whip. Very moist. I’m extremely pleased with the results. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  4. Yes just took out of oven. I made bread and muffins, turned out so moist and golden brown. Taking it to appointment today as a gift to my nurse. I’m very pleased with the results.

  5. 5 stars
    Exquisite! I’ve eaten a lot of chocolate banana bread. I’ve tried a plethora of different recipes. This is my absolute favorite!!! I used Ghirardelli cocoa and chips. That poor little loaf never stood a chance against my family. We devoured it!!! I wouldn’t change a thing.

    1. Hi Seandelle, thank you so much! I love that you added Ghirardelli cocoa and chips to your banana bread. Ghirardelli definitely makes the highest-quality baking chocolate out there! I’m very happy you enjoyed my banana bread recipe, so please let me know if you try any of my other recipes!