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Chocolate Banana Bread

"This is a very different banana bread recipe; it has chocolate chips, cocoa, and a touch of sour cream. Delicious!"
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1 h 10 m servings 278 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 - 9x5 inch loaves)


  • Calories:
  • 278 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together margarine, sugar and eggs. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Sift in flour, baking soda and cocoa; mix well. Blend in sour cream and chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a loaf comes out clean.

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Most helpful positive review

Excellent! We've made this several times and have found that baking it in a bundt pan makes it extra pretty and you need use just one pan. We bake it for about 90 minutes.

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If I want banana bread, I don't really want a chocolate taste with it. Too bad I didn't realize that before I spent the time to make this bread...

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Excellent! We've made this several times and have found that baking it in a bundt pan makes it extra pretty and you need use just one pan. We bake it for about 90 minutes.

Fabulous! I had some sour cream and very ripe bananas to use up, so I tried this recipe. So glad I did! Both the banana and chocolate flavors came through. Modifications: 1) Used regular so...

I've been meaning to rate this recipe for a while...let's just say that it's one of my FAVORITE things to bake. First of all, if you love chocolate, you need to try this. Second, if you want a...

This is wonderful! Definitely a 5 star bread! I made it for a school bake-sale....I am sure it will be a big hit. Warning: make sure you use a BIG mixing bowl....there is a LOT of batter!

This was absolutley incredible! So moist and soft. I added a tsp of cinnamon and a tsp of salt to balance the flavors, but we will DEFINATELY make again when I have leftover bananas.

Very good! I halved the sugar and combined brown and white and still found it sweet enough in the end. It makes a great dessert and a naughty breakfast!

Just a tip for people who change the recipe -- you won't want to substitute baking powder for the soda (they work in TOTALLY different ways and react with ingredients differently). However, if y...

if i were just making this for myself, i would have added cocoa, but i omitted it b/c i think most people prefer without (I LOVE chocolate!) i used brown sugar instead of white and dusted the bo...

I love bananas and chocolate combined, so I had to give this a was so moist and so delicious - a really nice take on traditional banana bread! I cut the recipe in half and used half w...