Chocolate Banana Bread


Last Updated on December 6, 2021

The most rich and decadent chocolate banana bread! It’s made with oat flour and dairy-free friendly, and the perfect way to use up your spotty bananas. 

chocolate banana bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Decadent and fudgy chocolate banana bread has been on my to-do list forever! I wanted a bread that wasn’t overly sweet, was crisp on the outside, and just melts in your mouth.

This delicious chocolate banana bread is made from just 10 simple ingredients. It’s the perfect way to use up ripe bananas, and an easy snack to have around to pair with your cup of coffee.

chocolate banana bread

What you’ll need to make chocolate banana bread

Wet ingredients:

  • Spotty bananas– the more spots, the better! Brown bananas are the ideal bananas to bake with because they’re a lot sweeter. 
  • Eggs
  • Light brown or coconut sugar
  • Coconut oil– or you can swap vegan or regular butter
  • Vanilla extract

Dry ingredients:

  • Cocoa powder- I like using a special dark, like this one
  • Oat flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to store your chocolate banana bread

This banana bread is freezer friendly, so can be prepared and stored in the freezer, fridge or on the counter.

  1. Freezer– slice your banana bread and freeze it in an airtight container or bag for up to 3 months.
  2. Fridge– If you wanted to enjoy it throughout the week, you can store it in the fridge for up to 1 week. Warm it in the microwave for a melt-in-your-mouth treat!
  3. On the counter– if you plan on eating your banana bread rather quickly, it’ll stay fresh in an airtight container on the counter for 3-4 days.

This recipe is truly so easy to make, and has the perfect texture. Enjoy it with your breakfast or as a snack throughout the day. It’ll satisfy all of your chocolate cravings!

chocolate banana bread

Other banana recipes you’ll love:

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Cinnamon Banana Muffins

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

4 from 10 votes
Course: Snacks


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  • 3 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1 cup 1 oat flour

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 light brown or coconut sugar

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 unsweetened cocoa powder,
    I used special dark

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 melted coconut oil or butter

  • 1 1 egg, at room temp

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp 1 baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, egg, oil, vanilla and light brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add in the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and stir well until no clumps remain. Fold in the chocolate chips, saving some for the top
  • Line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper and pour the batter into the pan. Sprinkle the top with the extra chocolate chips.
  • Bake for about 50-55 minutes, or until the top is firm to touch and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Keep stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.

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  1. Miri Gregory

    Super yummy and moist. In addition to lining the pan with parchment paper i also used a little baking spray made it extra easy to take out of the pan

  2. I highly recommend making this recipe. It came out so flavorful and moist. I love anything with banana and chocolate. You can’t go wrong here. Next time I think I’ll add some Walnuts for some crunch.

  3. Caroline

    I loved this! Simple to make. I only had to buy bananas and I had all other ingredients at home. I used regular flour, butter, and Kroger regular coco powder. Tastes amazing!!

  4. A lot of oat flour different recipes I’ve made in the past were not my favorite, BUT this was amazing! Tasted like a rich chocolate cake, so happy it’s healthier too!

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