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Sliced chocolate banana bread on a cooling rack
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5 from 22 votes

Chocolate Banana Bread

Made with cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips in the batter and topped with a decadent glaze, this Triple Chocolate Banana Bread is bursting with chocolate flavor. This quick bread requires just a few simple ingredients and just a few minutes of prep. It freezes well too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate bread, cinnamon quick bread, easy banana bread
Servings: 8
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed bananas (about 4 small bananas)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Topping

  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Bread

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and mashed bananas.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool.

Topping

  • Heat the half and half and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to bubble around the edges, stirring often. Stir in the butter and vanilla until combined.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the chocolate chips, whisking until melted.
  • Pour the chocolate glaze into a small bowl and set aside to cool completely. Once cooled, drizzle the glaze over top of the chocolate banana bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 631IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4mg