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Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate Banana Bread


This is just as good as my Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Banana bread!  I mean seriously, who doesn’t love a slice (or two) of fresh banana bread, particularly when chocolate is involved?

Here’s a surefire chocolate banana bread recipe that will keep everyone coming back for more!

This recipe makes 2 loaves, but you may want to double the recipe and freeze the extra loaves because they’re so good!

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Cook time
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Chocolate and Bananas
Recipe type: Bread
  • 6 ripe and mashed bananas
  • 1 cup soft margarine
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ cup Cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Lightly oil regular sized loaf pan or 2 9” x 5 “ loaf pans.
  3. After you have mashed the bananas, place them in a large bowl with the margarine, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Whisk or use an electric mixer until the ingredients are creamy. Add the butter buttermilk and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda and Cocoa powder. Whisk until combined fully, but don’t over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into your loaf pan(s) and bake on the middle rack for about 50-60 minutes. Your banana bread is done when a toothpick is inserted in the middle and comes out clean.

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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.


  1. Stopping by from Tip Junkie linky party.

    Gotta love banana bread. I have a recipe on my blog too.

    Thanks for sharing,
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  2. Hello there! Stopping by from TMTT! This looks delicious! We love banana bread at our house. I’m bookmarking this to try soon!
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  3. I love banana bread, and chocolate makes everything BETTER! YUM!
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  4. you had me at chocolate.

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  5. Hi,

    I followed you over from Somewhat Simple’s Link Party and this bread looks delicious!

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (opens at 9 pacific tonight) at
    Have a great day,

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