Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Rosa Seidenwar
by Rosa Seidenwar
8 servings
1 hr 10 min

It’s Banana Bread, but better, because chocolate makes everything better, right? My kids were skeptical. They said, does chocolate go with bananas? And I had them all convinced within one bite.

We’re just coming out of our second lockdown and I know a lot of places in the world are going into lockdown too. And if quarantine has been represented by anything from the first time around it’s banana bread. So for a little upgrade, let’s make this rounds BB double chocolate!

I don’t know about you, but for me, adding chocolate to almost anything is ALWAYS a good idea. My family loves Classic Banana Bread, and Banana Blueberry Bread, so I thought, why not add chocolate to our favorite Banana bakes?!

Adding cocoa powder as well as lots of chocolate chips to the batter take this classic recipe to a whole new level.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules dissolved in
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips divided

Preheat the oven to 350/180.
Prepare a loaf pan lined with baking paper.
In a large mixing bowl whisk oil, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add in mashed bananas and mix to combine.
Using a spatula fold in flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
When all combined pour in the dissolved coffee and mix.
Mix in about 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pan and top with remaining chocolate chips.
Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Best served warm or room temperature with butter!
  • This chocolate banana bread freezes well if you want to make it in advance. Just warm up for a few minutes in the oven before serving.
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  • Specialtravelers Specialtravelers on Nov 29, 2020

    If we don’t want the coffee flavor, can we simply omit the coffee granules?

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    • Rosa Seidenwar Rosa Seidenwar on Nov 30, 2020

      Hi! The coffee here does not actually give a coffee flavor at all! You can use decaf if you prefer. The purpose of the coffee here is to intensify the chocolate flavor. So you can skip it if you want and just use water but I recommend trying it with!

  • Debbie Debbie on Feb 07, 2021

    This was I an interesting version of banana bread. I enjoyed it as a chocolate fix when I needed it. Would probably make it again.