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Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread is so moist and flavorful! Dutch-process cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and espresso powder give this simple banana chocolate chip bread recipe a deep chocolate flavor and sour cream, brown sugar, and ripe bananas add moisture so this bread keeps fresh for days.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 335kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp espresso powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and line it with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream butter and sugars together for 5 minutes until pale and fluffy.
  • In the meantime combine flour, baking soda, Dutch-process cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, to the butter-sugar mixture, mixing for 30 seconds after each addition. Then add bananas and vanilla extract, mix until combined.
  • Sift in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add sour cream and mix until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.1mg