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The Very Best Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf of bread
It didn't take us long after discovering The Very Best Banana Bread recipe to decide to make The Very Best Double CHOCOLATE Banana Bread Recipe. You're welcome.


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Sour Cream * see note
  • 2 Large Eggs *see note
  • 1 1/4 Cups Mashed Banana about 2 very large bananas or 3 small
  • 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips divided


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75 bread pan
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk it all together and set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the oil and sugar. Add in the eggs and sour cream and whisk again.
  • In a glass measuring cup, using a fork, mash the bananas until thick and smooth.
  • Add the chocolate chips, reserving 1-2 tablespoons for the topping, wet ingredients and banana into the dry ingredients and gently, using a rubber spatula, fold to combine. Do not over mix.
  • Pour into a bread pan and bake for 60 minutes, tenting with foil for the last 10 minutes.
  • Open the door to the oven, turn it off, and pull out the rack gently with the banana bread on it. Allow to cool for 2 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Serve with a swipe of butter or plain, but either way it's best enjoyed warm!


It's best to have ingredients around the same temperature so set your eggs and sour cream out about 10 minutes before starting the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 141mg6%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.