Home · Recipes · Quick Breads Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Sep 26, 2012Updated: Nov 3, 2023 View Recipe2 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Rich, moist, and flavorful double chocolate chip banana bread. This quick bread combines cocoa powder and chocolate chips to create one delicious chocolate forward treat! When life gives you too many bananas, its only nature that you make banana bread! Banana bread never fails you. It is a reliable sweet and delicious treat. As banana bread bakes, its scent fills every nook and cranny of the the kitchen. And, when you add chocolate into the mix, the aroma is absolutely intoxicating. Double chocolate banana bread is a comforting hug that makes everything better! It’s Ingredients and Substitutions This banana bread uses all the usual ingredients with the exception of unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Use your favorite chocolate chips: semi-sweet, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate chips! Or, roughly chop up your favorite chocolate bar. When it comes to bananas, the riper the better! Be sure to use bananas with deep yellow skin spotted all over with dark freckles. Better yet, use bananas that have already turned brown all over. The brown spots indicate sugar content has increased. More spots means sweeter banana. The riper the banana, the sweeter and more flavorful the banana bread. This recipe uses melted unsalted butter. You may swap in your choice of neutral flavored oil. Oil will result in an even moister banana bread. Banana + ChocolateMore recipes featuring banana and chocolate pairing. Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Choco-Hazelnut Banana Bread Frozen Banana Four Ways Banana Truffle Pie Chocolate chips are mixed into the batter. And then, additional chocolate chips are added to the top before baking. Hence, DOUBLE chocolate chip. Tips for Slicing Quick Breads For best results, use a serrated knife! Use a gentle sawing motion to slice the cake using a serrated knife. This produces clean slices. Cool chocolate banana bread before slicing. Warm bread will easily tear and crumble. The interior needs time to regain its structure. Fully cool banana bread on wire rack before slicing! Store leftover banana bread at room temperature in a covered container for up to three days. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for longer storage (up to five days). More Banana Recipes Banana Butterscotch Almond Tart Banana Rum Bread Pudding Tahini Chocolate Banana Cake Roasted Banana Bread Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Rich, moist, and flavorful double chocolate chip banana bread. Chocolate chips are mixed in the batter and also sprinkled all over the top! Yield: makes one 9×5'' loaf Prep Time: 10 minutes minutesCook Time: 55 minutes minutesTotal Time: 1 hour hour 5 minutes minutes Servings: 10 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Ingredients1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour (162 g)1 tsp baking soda½ tsp kosher salt⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (30 g)½ cup unsalted butter (113 g), melted¾ cup dark brown sugar (150 g), packed2 large eggs2 tsp pure vanilla extract2 very ripe medium bananas (205 g), mashed1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (170 g), or roughly chopped chocolate, divided Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9×5” loaf pan with butter or baking spray. Set aside.Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat melted butter and brown sugar until well combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined.Add in mashed bananas. Mix until well combined. The mixture may look curdled after adding the banana. Add in dry ingredients and mix on low speed until almost combined. Add 3/4 cup chocolate chips and fold to combine. Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips on top. Bake for 55-60 minutes until the toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10-15 minutes before turning the bread out of the pan. Cool on a wire rack before serving. Notes Ingredients: Use your choice of chocolate chips: semi-sweet, dark, milk, or white chocolate. Or, roughly chop your favorite chocolate bar. Substitute your choice of neutral flavored oil in place of melted butter. Storage: Cool to room temperature. Then, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. Freezer: Fully cool the bread. Wrap in plastic wrap and store inside a ziptop freezer bag. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge or at room temperature for a few hours. Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: Bread, BreakfastCuisine: AmericanKeyword: chocolate banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread, double chocolate banana bread Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.