Chocolate Banana Bread

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This Chocolate Banana Bread is SO moist and delicious. The recipe is incredibly easy. Only four ingredients and one of them is a brownie mix.

Sliced Chocolate Banana Bread sprinkled in powdered sugar on a blue tray.

Chocolate Banana Bread

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’d like to eat brownies but pretend that I’m being healthy”? Then this is the recipe for you! This Chocolate Banana Bread will satisfy all of your chocolate cravings while still letting you say you ate some fruit 😉 Did I mention that it’s also only four ingredients? I bet you have all the ingredients to make this in your pantry and fridge right now!

Tips for Making Chocolate Banana Bread

For this Chocolate Banana Bread, our favorite brownie mix to use is the Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Mix. I like it because it has three kinds of chocolate chips — milk, semi-sweet, and dark.  One thing to remember when making this bread is that some brownie mixes come out really gooey in the middle and then bake a little more while they are cooling, so doing the classic “toothpick test” on this bread can be a little misleading. Be careful not to over-bake the outside. It is also important to let it cool the full two hours before slicing it — which is hard to do because this bread smells SO amazing when it is cooking. I wanted to eat the whole loaf the second I pulled it out of the oven, but if you slice before it is completely cooled it won’t hold its shape very well. We also dusted it with a little powdered sugar and served it with a BIG glass of milk (you will need it because this bread is so rich and chocolate-y).

Other Sweet Breads You’ll Love

Sweet breads are great because they have all the comfort food homey-ness of homemade bread but without all the waiting for the dough to rise and the elbow grease of kneading! When you’re in the mood for a warm, sweet treat, try one of these other sweet breads!

How to Make Chocolate Banana Bread

Sliced Chocolate Banana Bread sprinkled in powdered sugar on a blue tray.

Chocolate Banana Bread

5 from 6 votes
This Chocolate Banana Bread is SO moist and delicious. The recipe is incredibly easy. Only four ingredients and one of them is a brownie mix.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease an 8x4 bread pan.
  • In a bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Stir in brownie mix, butter, and egg. Mix until moistened.
  • Pour batter into the greased bread pan. Bake for 60 minutes.
  • Remove bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then remove from pan, and place bread onto a cooling rack.
  • Let cool for 2 hours before slicing.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 283mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 1gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 285IUVitamin C: 2.6mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 2.2mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’d like to try this. Can I use olive oil instead of melted butter. If not, is there any substitute you would recommend? Thanks!

    1. Olive oil will change the flavor of the bread, so I wouldn’t recommend that. I would use coconut oil!

  2. 5 stars
    This is seriously the most moist delicious bread of all time. Adding the chocolate to an already delicious banana bread just takes this over the top and it is incredible.

    1. Looks delicious! Seems like there isn’t enough liquid. Do the bananas really make up for the water in the regular brownie recipe?
      Also, can you substitute cooking oil (Olive or vegetable) for the melted butter?

      1. Yes, the bananas do bring enough liquid to the recipe. I would recommend vegetable oil as a substitute, not olive oil. You can also use coconut oil!

    1. The amount of brownie mix is 1 – 20 ounce box or bag of brownie mix. I’ll fix this one the recipe so it is easier to read. Thanks for asking!

  3. I just want to make sure…..do you make the brownie mix first with instructions on the box? Thanks sounds delicious.