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Chocolate Banana Bread

This ultra chocolatey, extra fudgy homemade chocolate banana bread recipe is super easy to make, and it’s great to serve for breakfast or dessert!

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This recipe seriously feels like you’re eating actual chocolate cake… yet it’s secretly good for you at the same time!

To cut back on calories without sacrificing taste or texture, I’ve packed a full two cups of mashed banana into this decadently rich and dark chocolate banana bread.

The moisture and sweetness from the extra banana makes the recipe so soft and delicious that you’d swear it absolutely must be full of fat and sugar.

But it’s not at all!!!

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♥ The recipe can be low fat, high fiber, vegan, gluten free, oil free, and refined sugar free.

It makes a great gift, and leftover slices can also be frozen for a rainy day when you need some instant chocolate comfort food!

What could be more deliciously comforting than moist homemade double chocolate banana bread, ready whenever you want it???

I decided to add some extra chocolate chips to the top this time, both for presentation and because there’s absolutely no such thing as too much chocolate.

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How To Make The Banana Bread

No stand mixer or blender required – you simply combine the banana bread ingredients, spread the batter into a pan, and add chocolate chips on top if you wish. Bake in the oven, then slice and enjoy. It tastes even better the next day!

Optional add-in ideas include chopped walnuts, almonds, or pecans, shredded coconut, dried dates, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, or the aforementioned chocolate chips (triple chocolate banana bread!). I love using coconut oil, but if you want to make it oil-free, you can easily sub additional banana, yogurt, sour cream, milk of choice, or even almond or peanut butter instead.

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How To Make The Best Chocolate Banana Bread

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Chocolate Banana Bread

Soft, moist, dark chocolate banana bread, perfect for breakfast or a healthy dessert.
4.95/5 (85)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 1 loaf


  • 2 cups overripe mashed banana
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp white or cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oil OR milk of choice
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 1 3/4 cup spelt, white, oat, or bob’s gf flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp dutch cocoa or additional regular
  • 1/8 tsp uncut stevia OR 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp each: baking powder and salt
  • optional 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  • *The oil version will be richer and better textured; the oil-free version will be lower in calories. So it depends on your own personal preference.
    Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Line with parchment. Whisk first five ingredients in a bowl. Whisk remaining ingredients in a separate bowl, then pour wet into dry. Stir until just evenly combined. Spread evenly into the loaf pan. If desired, sprinkle more chocolate chips on top and press down. bake 45 minutes, then turn off the oven but do not open the door even a crack! Let sit an additional 10 minutes in the closed oven before removing. (If still undercooked at this time, turn oven back on and continue baking—checking every five minutes—until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.) Let cool, then very loosely cover or refrigerate overnight before slicing and serving if you can wait, because the taste and texture are ten times better the next day!
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Leftover banana? Make Banana Ice Cream!

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Published on October 13, 2019

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  1. Miriam says

    Hello. This banana bread looks amazing! Could you tell me if the nutrition facts were calculated with stevia or sugar? Thanks!

  2. Adriana says

    My chocolate banana bread rose up and after 1 hour I took it out to test the center and it was not done so I put it back to cook longer and it caved in on the middle.

  3. Brittany says

    I used 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/2 cup GF 1:2 flour, and 3/4 cup oat flour because that’s what I had. Used 1/4 cup coconut sugar and reduced the honey to 1/3 cup. Topped with mini chocolate chips. I cooked mine for 50 mins and then let it rest for 10 mins in the oven. I also waited until the next day to cut into it. So perfect!! Thanks Katie!!!

  4. Farah Q says

    What an amazing recipe! i ended up making it for my kids whenever i have ripe bananas with trying many variations of flour depending on what i have on hand (tried combinations of almond flour, almond pulp, coconut flour or flakes, buckwheat flour and even ground sesame!) for sure the texture varies but they just liked it every time! Many thanks 🙂

  5. Jess says

    Great recipe! I only had 1.5 cups of banana so I topped it off with unsweetened applesauce. Came out perfectly. Thanks for another winner!

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