Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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Brown spotty bananas in your fruit bowl? This double chocolate banana bread recipe is perfect to give those bananas a second lease of life!

Moist, delcious and loaded with sweet ripe bananas.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Basic ingredients
  • Simple steps, no cake mixers or electric beaters needed
  • Egg and Dairy Free: A vegan chocolate banana bread recipe.
  • Delicious!

Ingredients you will need

To make my vegan chocolate banana bread recipe you will need:

  • Plain flour 
  • Cocoa
  • Cinnamon
  • Ripe bananas
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Mild olive oil
  • Brown sugar 
  • Baking soda
  • Hot water
  • Dark chocolate drops
The ingredients to make a vegan double chocolate banana bread laid out on a bench top.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

  • Cinnamon: This can be left out
  • Ripe bananas: Very ripe bananas are the key, if your bananas aren't super ripe the banana bread won't be nice and sweet.
  • Mild olive oil: Be sure to use a mild flavoured oil, coconut oil or rice bran oil would work too. You can also substitute for melted butter if you don't need this recipe to be vegan.
  • Brown sugar: I love the flavour brown sugar adds to banana bread, but white sugar will work just fine too.
  • Dark chocolate drops: Most dark chocolate drops and chips are dairy free, but always check the label. Or if you don't need this recipe to be dairy free you can use your favourite chocolate drops (milk, dark or white)

I am an ambassador for Countdown supermarket, they support my blog by providing ingredients for recipe creation and testing. I used plain flour, cinnamon, and dark chocolate drops from their range in this recipe.


How to make vegan chocolate banana bread

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Prep: Heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. (360 Fahrenheit).

Line and or grease a loaf tin. I use a silicone loaf tin for this chocolate banana bread recipe

Step one: Start with the dry ingredients. Whisk or sift, or even fork together the flour, cocoa, and cinnamon.

Flour and cocoa powder being sifted into a glass mixing bowl.

Step two: Now for the wet ingredients. In a second bowl, mash your bananas.

A glass mixing bowl of mashed bananas with a fork resting in it.

Step three: Add the oil, vanilla extract and brown sugar to the bananas, mix until combined.

Step four: Mix the baking soda with 2 Tablespoons of hot water. Add this to the wet ingredients and stir well.

A bowl of banana bread wet ingredients on a bench top surrounded by mixing spoons and cups.

Step five: Add the wet ingredients to your dry ingredients. Combine them gently and fold through the chocolate chips.

Chocolate banana bread batter in a glass mixing bowl, being stirred with a wooden spoon.

Step six: Spoon the chocolate banana bread batter into a loaf tin. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 40 mins, Or until the loaf has risen and when a skewer is inserted into the centre of the banana bread it comes out clean.

Banana bread batter in a pink silicone loaf tin ready to be baked in the oven.

Cool on a rack before removing from the tin.

Enjoy!


A chocolate loaf on a hexagonal marble board sprinkled with chocolate drops.
Moist and delicious, full of ripe sweet banans

Top Tips

Here is how you can make these double chocolate banana bread perfectly every time!

Baking Soda: Dissolve your baking soda in hot water and add it to your wet ingredients. I find this eliminates any risk of having that horrible taste of unmixed baking soda infiltrate your baking.

A chocolate loaf on a hexagonal marble board, with a slice packed into a small pink lunchbox.
Lovely in lunchboxes!

FAQs

How to store chocolate banana bread?

Once cooled this recipe can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze chocolate banana bread?

Chocolate banana bread can absolutely be frozen. Wrap in cling film or place in an airtight container and freeze for up to four months.

Related recipes section

I absolutely love baking with bananas, if you are looking for other banana recipes try my:

A hand holding a piece of chocolate banana loaf above a marble board.

If you made my Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe  or any other recipes on the blog please :

  • leave me a comment and a star rating below to let me know how you got on, I love hearing from you.
  •  FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK,  INSTAGRAM,  PINTEREST to see more kid-friendly food and what I’m getting up to.

Close up of the inside of a chocolate loaf, chunks of ripe banana visible.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This double chocolate banana bread is a delicious and simple vegan recipe, that your whole family will love.
Print Pin Rate
Course: Baking
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: Chocolate banana bread, double chocolate banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread, vegan chocolate banana bread, vegan banana bread
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 206kcal

RATE THIS RECIPE

4.89 from 9 votes

Ingredients

  • 120 grams flour 1 cup
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 250 g banana approximately 3 ripe medium
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 120 ml mild olive oil ½ cup
  • 110 grams brown sugar ¾ cup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons hot water
  • 70 g dark chocolate drops ½ cup

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. (360 Fahrenheit).
  • Line and or grease a loaf tin. I use a silicone loaf tin for this chocolate banana bread recipe
  • Start with the dry ingredients. Whisk or sift, or even fork together the flour, cocoa, and cinnamon.
  • Now for the wet ingredients. In a second bowl, mash your bananas.
  • Add the oil, vanilla extract and brown sugar to the bananas, mix until combined.
  • Mix the baking soda with 2 Tablespoons of hot water. Add this to the wet ingredients and stir well.
  • Add the wet ingredients to your dry ingredients. Combine them gently and fold through the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the chocolate banana bread batter into a loaf tin. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 40 mins, Or until the loaf has risen and when a skewer is inserted into the centre of the banana bread it comes out clean.
  • Cool on a rack before removing from the tin.

Notes

  • Once cooled this recipe can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Wrap in cling film or place in an airtight container and freeze for up to four months.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

  • Cinnamon: This can be left out
  • Ripe bananas: Very ripe bananas are the key, if your bananas aren't super ripe the banana bread won't be nice and sweet.
  • Mild olive oil: Be sure to use a mild flavoured oil, coconut oil or rice bran oil would work too. You can also substitute for melted butter if you don't need this recipe to be vegan.
  • Brown sugar: I love the flavour brown sugar adds to banana bread, but white sugar will work just fine too.
  • Dark chocolate drops: Most dark chocolate drops and chips are dairy free, but always check the label. Or if you don't need this recipe to be dairy free you can use your favourite chocolate drops (milk, dark or white)

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

Sharing is caring!

Brown spotty bananas in your fruit bowl? This double chocolate banana bread recipe is perfect to give those bananas a second lease of life!

Moist, delcious and loaded with sweet ripe bananas.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Basic ingredients
  • Simple steps, no cake mixers or electric beaters needed
  • Egg and Dairy Free: A vegan chocolate banana bread recipe.
  • Delicious!

Ingredients you will need

To make my vegan chocolate banana bread recipe you will need:

  • Plain flour 
  • Cocoa
  • Cinnamon
  • Ripe bananas
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Mild olive oil
  • Brown sugar 
  • Baking soda
  • Hot water
  • Dark chocolate drops
The ingredients to make a vegan double chocolate banana bread laid out on a bench top.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

  • Cinnamon: This can be left out
  • Ripe bananas: Very ripe bananas are the key, if your bananas aren't super ripe the banana bread won't be nice and sweet.
  • Mild olive oil: Be sure to use a mild flavoured oil, coconut oil or rice bran oil would work too. You can also substitute for melted butter if you don't need this recipe to be vegan.
  • Brown sugar: I love the flavour brown sugar adds to banana bread, but white sugar will work just fine too.
  • Dark chocolate drops: Most dark chocolate drops and chips are dairy free, but always check the label. Or if you don't need this recipe to be dairy free you can use your favourite chocolate drops (milk, dark or white)

I am an ambassador for Countdown supermarket, they support my blog by providing ingredients for recipe creation and testing. I used plain flour, cinnamon, and dark chocolate drops from their range in this recipe.


How to make vegan chocolate banana bread

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Prep: Heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. (360 Fahrenheit).

Line and or grease a loaf tin. I use a silicone loaf tin for this chocolate banana bread recipe

Step one: Start with the dry ingredients. Whisk or sift, or even fork together the flour, cocoa, and cinnamon.

Flour and cocoa powder being sifted into a glass mixing bowl.

Step two: Now for the wet ingredients. In a second bowl, mash your bananas.

A glass mixing bowl of mashed bananas with a fork resting in it.

Step three: Add the oil, vanilla extract and brown sugar to the bananas, mix until combined.

Step four: Mix the baking soda with 2 Tablespoons of hot water. Add this to the wet ingredients and stir well.

A bowl of banana bread wet ingredients on a bench top surrounded by mixing spoons and cups.

Step five: Add the wet ingredients to your dry ingredients. Combine them gently and fold through the chocolate chips.

Chocolate banana bread batter in a glass mixing bowl, being stirred with a wooden spoon.

Step six: Spoon the chocolate banana bread batter into a loaf tin. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 40 mins, Or until the loaf has risen and when a skewer is inserted into the centre of the banana bread it comes out clean.

Banana bread batter in a pink silicone loaf tin ready to be baked in the oven.

Cool on a rack before removing from the tin.

Enjoy!


A chocolate loaf on a hexagonal marble board sprinkled with chocolate drops.
Moist and delicious, full of ripe sweet banans

Top Tips

Here is how you can make these double chocolate banana bread perfectly every time!

Baking Soda: Dissolve your baking soda in hot water and add it to your wet ingredients. I find this eliminates any risk of having that horrible taste of unmixed baking soda infiltrate your baking.

A chocolate loaf on a hexagonal marble board, with a slice packed into a small pink lunchbox.
Lovely in lunchboxes!

FAQs

How to store chocolate banana bread?

Once cooled this recipe can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze chocolate banana bread?

Chocolate banana bread can absolutely be frozen. Wrap in cling film or place in an airtight container and freeze for up to four months.

Related recipes section

I absolutely love baking with bananas, if you are looking for other banana recipes try my:

A hand holding a piece of chocolate banana loaf above a marble board.

If you made my Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe  or any other recipes on the blog please :

  • leave me a comment and a star rating below to let me know how you got on, I love hearing from you.
  •  FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK,  INSTAGRAM,  PINTEREST to see more kid-friendly food and what I’m getting up to.

Close up of the inside of a chocolate loaf, chunks of ripe banana visible.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This double chocolate banana bread is a delicious and simple vegan recipe, that your whole family will love.
Print Pin Rate
Course: Baking
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: Chocolate banana bread, double chocolate banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread, vegan chocolate banana bread, vegan banana bread
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 206kcal

RATE THIS RECIPE

4.89 from 9 votes

Ingredients

  • 120 grams flour 1 cup
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 250 g banana approximately 3 ripe medium
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 120 ml mild olive oil ½ cup
  • 110 grams brown sugar ¾ cup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons hot water
  • 70 g dark chocolate drops ½ cup

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. (360 Fahrenheit).
  • Line and or grease a loaf tin. I use a silicone loaf tin for this chocolate banana bread recipe
  • Start with the dry ingredients. Whisk or sift, or even fork together the flour, cocoa, and cinnamon.
  • Now for the wet ingredients. In a second bowl, mash your bananas.
  • Add the oil, vanilla extract and brown sugar to the bananas, mix until combined.
  • Mix the baking soda with 2 Tablespoons of hot water. Add this to the wet ingredients and stir well.
  • Add the wet ingredients to your dry ingredients. Combine them gently and fold through the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the chocolate banana bread batter into a loaf tin. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 40 mins, Or until the loaf has risen and when a skewer is inserted into the centre of the banana bread it comes out clean.
  • Cool on a rack before removing from the tin.

Notes

  • Once cooled this recipe can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Wrap in cling film or place in an airtight container and freeze for up to four months.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

  • Cinnamon: This can be left out
  • Ripe bananas: Very ripe bananas are the key, if your bananas aren't super ripe the banana bread won't be nice and sweet.
  • Mild olive oil: Be sure to use a mild flavoured oil, coconut oil or rice bran oil would work too. You can also substitute for melted butter if you don't need this recipe to be vegan.
  • Brown sugar: I love the flavour brown sugar adds to banana bread, but white sugar will work just fine too.
  • Dark chocolate drops: Most dark chocolate drops and chips are dairy free, but always check the label. Or if you don't need this recipe to be dairy free you can use your favourite chocolate drops (milk, dark or white)

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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