Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Recipe

I am no stranger to banana bread recipes.  In fact I am not sure I make the same one unless I want to make a quick batch and not worrying about blogging about the recipe. However, I think I have found the ultimate chocolate Banana Bread Recipe and may never try a new one again. (we’ll see right)  I was going thru some old magazines and found this banana-chocolate bread and as a result I might just buy more bananas than my family normally eats just for an excuse to make this quick bread. Here is the Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Recipe

This recipe is pretty standard except I don’t normally use butter in my quick breads but this might help it maintain the moisture. Also the second ingredient that might have taken this bread over the edge of deliciousness is the bittersweet chocolate bars you chop up, it is 6 ozs, so we are talking 2 large bars.

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Recipe

I used what I had in the house and I think it made an amazing combination. I had dark sea salt chocolate and one orange flavored dark chocolate bar. It provided just the right amount of citrus flavor that had me craving for more.

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That is a lot of chocolate but you cant see it until you cut open the loaf.

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I even added a layer of cream cheese on a few slices for a protein packed snack.

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Yield: 12 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

The last banana bread recipe you will ever need. Banana bread filled with Chocolate chips


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, we used turbinado sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas, 3 to 4
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped ( we used one citrus flavored bar)


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan. Or spray with bakers secret spray.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down bowl as needed.
  4. 4 Beat in bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture and chocolate on medium. Pour batter into pan. Bake until a skewer inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.
  5. 5. Let bread cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy or wrap and store in fridge for a few days.


Adapted from Everyday Cooking

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  1. This looks amazing and although I am not a baker, my sister is and I think her family and mine would love this, she may try it out for all o fus

  2. I love banana bread and the chocolate just makes it, I would love to try this recipe.

  3. This looks so yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe. I am sure my grand daughter will love it.

  4. Banana bread is definitely a favorite at our house!

  5. I just made choc chip pumpkin bread. now I have to make this! Thanks!

  6. This looks so delicious! Love the chocolate you used!

  7. Just look at all that chocolate, yum! This would be gone in one sitting in this house.

  8. Amanda, quick bread has to be the easiest bread possible. no yeast involved here.

  9. Yum. I have some bananas waiting to be used.

  10. This looks delicious. I am sure my boys would love it.

  11. This looks amazing!

  12. Love chocolate banana bread. I make mine with a little bit of rum. 😉

  13. This sounds so tasty – I love making bread int eh fall – keep the kitchen nice and toasty – notto mention the delicious smells!

  14. Yummy recipe. I love banana bread. Next time I make it, I’ll remember to add some chocolate chips to the mix.

  15. Now that is an awesome twist. Love the combination.

  16. Banana bread is one of my favorites! Never had it with chocolate but I can imagine that is a yummy combination! I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try. Thanks

  17. We make banana bread all the time! I can’t believe we never thought of putting chocolate in it! Love this recipe!

  18. That looks beyond delish! That chocolate is a most excellent addition!

  19. I love banana bread, and I love chocolate. I am definitely going to try this recipe soon.

  20. Now this just sounds heavenly! I love chocolate and banana anything!

  21. Oh heaven! I need to try this! I’ve never made anything other than plain old banana bread. This is even better!

  22. Oh my, this sounds delicious! I’ve had banana bread many times before but never chocolate banana. I’ll have to give it a try!

  23. The picture of the chocolate itself is enough to make me happy. Bananas just seal the deal!

  24. Dark sea salt chocolate and orange flavored dark chocolate …. hmmmmmm! That sounds like the best choc to use in banana bread!

  25. That sounds SO good. I definitely want to try this!