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Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread is super moist and full of chocolate flavor. This is a chocolate lover’s banana bread for sure. Sorry bananas, chocolate takes center stage here. But you still get that banana flavor, it’s just more of an undertone.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread with a slice cut.


This is a recipe from Spend With Pennies I spotted on Pinterest. You can find it and many other enticing banana recipes on my Going Bananas! Pinterest Board. Yes, it’s necessary to have a Pinterest Board just for bananas.

This banana bread is a triple chocolate whammy. The first dose of chocolate comes from cocoa powder in the batter.

Second dose? Semi-sweet chocolate chips tossed into the batter. Enough to notice they are there, but not enough to overpower the bread.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread


Finally, a thick and rich chocolate glaze on top. Don’t be shy with it.

All in all, a truly decadent banana bread to make snack time extra special!

Chocolate Banana Bread on a white serving platter


Triple Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe Tips:

  • Use very ripe bananas. They should have lots of black spots on them. The bananas add both sweetness and moisture and super ripe bananas have more of each.
  • I love the richness the glaze adds but it can be skipped and you’re still left with delicious chocolate banana bread.


This super rich banana bread makes a great snack or breakfast and it has enough sweetness and chocolate flavor to pass as dessert.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread on a white serving platter



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Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread with a chocolate batter, chocolate chips, and rich chocolate glaze is super moist and delicious.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 50 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 9X5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy. With mixer on low speed, add eggs one at a time and then beat in bananas and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour mixture and stir until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  • For glaze, in a small saucepan heat half-and-half and brown sugar until sugar dissolves and it just starts to simmer. Stir in butter and vanilla extract. Add chocolate chips, remove from heat, and let sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Let glaze cool slightly and then drizzle on cooled bread.


Calories: 367kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, quick bread

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Recipe Source: adapted from Spend with Pennies

Chocolate Banana Bread with glaze on a white serving platter.

Recipe originally published March 4. 2015

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23 thoughts on “Triple Chocolate Banana Bread”

  1. Hi! re: the glaze recipe – is it just a teaspoon of butter, or a tablespoon? Most recipes divide butter into tablespoons, so wanted to check!

  2. Hi! Looks really yummy! Can I ask you what’s “half and half” in glaze instructions? Thank you.

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