This chocolate banana bread is moist and delicious with rich chocolate flavors thanks to the addition of cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time1 hourhr
Total Time1 hourhr15 minutesmins
Keyword: Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Chocolate Banana Bread
1 1/4cupsall-purpose flourleveled with a knife
1sticksalted butterat room temperature
1/2cuplight brown sugar
1 1/4cupmashed bananasapproximately 4 very ripe bananas
1/2cupmilk chocolate chips
1/3cupmilk chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine until there are no lumps remaining from the cocoa powder. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl add the butter, sugar, light brown sugar, and eggs. Using a hand mixer on high, beat mixture for 2 minutes.
Add the mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. Continue to beat together for another 1 to 2 minutes or until completely combined and no sour cream lumps remain. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Using the hand mixture on a low speed, beat together until no flour streaks remain. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Add the chocolate chips and use the rubber spatula to fold in the chocolate chips until combined.
Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Test the center of the bread with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean. If not, continue to bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
Remove the chocolate banana bread from the oven and let cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the bread from the pan.
Turn out the bread onto a cooling rack and let cool completely before serving.
While the bread is cooling add the chocolate chips and whole milk to a small mixing bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir until all of the chocolate is melted.
Add the powdered sugar and whisk together. Let the chocolate topping sit out until the bread is completely cooled.
Once the bread is completely cooled, drizzle the chocolate topping over the bread and serve.