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Chocolate Banana Bread

sliced chocolate banana bread on parchment paper with melted chocolate chips

We all seem to have ripe bananas lying around and banana bread has become the craze. I mean why wouldn’t it be? It is so easy to make and requires just a few pantry staples to make a delicious loaf of cake. Count me in! Now, this chocolate banana bread just takes things to a whole other level.

I have always thought chocolate and bananas are a delicious match. The silky dark slightly bitter chocolate with the sweet ripened banana creates a mouthful of flavors that are quite addicting. Now imagine that in a decadent cake. This chocolate banana bread is not only gluten-free but dairy-free and has no refined sugars either!

Trust me this cake doesn’t lack chocolate or banana flavor. Its texture is moist, cake-like, and chocolatey. The cassava flour from Hearthy Foods made for a fabulous alternative to all-purpose flour. It is subtle in taste and adds a nutty note as well which enhances the loaf flavor. Highly recommend for any person following a gluten-free diet, whole30, or paleo to keep cassava flour in their pantry. You can use it for tortillas and/or baked goods just like this chocolate banana bread.

Check out my other classic banana bread recipe too!

sliced chocolate banana bread on parchment paper with melted chocolate chips
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5 from 20 votes

Chocolate Banana Bread

A moist gluten & dairy-free chocolate banana bread that also has no refined sugar.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, cassava flour banana bread, chocolate banana bread, dairy free banana bread, gluten free banana bread, gluten free chocolate banana bread
Servings: 6 slices
Author: Heifa


  • 1 cup Cassava Flour from Hearthy Foods 1 cup all purpose flour will work as well if not looking for a gluten alternative
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil melted, or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Egg To make vegan, try a flax or chia egg
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar Brown sugar will work too
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Medium Bananas mashed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Flavoring


  • In a bowl, add the mashed bananas and melted coconut oil. Mix together. If using a kitchenaid, then use the paddle adjustment.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and sugar to the mixture and mix very well together.
  • Add the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder next and mix well.
  • Lastly, toss in a majority of the chocolate chips. Leave a few for garnish on the top of the loaf.
  • Bake at 350 F for about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Place a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, then the cake is good to go. Take it out and let it cool down room temperature for 20 minutes before slicing and enjoying.

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  1. 5 stars
    It is an amazing recipe… I even used Shia seeds instead of the egg and still came out perfectly ❤️

      1. Made this today in muffin form, super yummy and moist. Used white flour and brown sugar, best banana bread thanks so much 🙂 next time will double batch because this yeilds only 6 pieces and its already all gone lol

      1. I believe it would be 1 tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp of water. Someone else made it with a chia egg and it worked for them!

  2. 5 stars
    The Chocolate Banana Receipe was an absolute hit ! Wow, it turned out exactly like the photograph and boy did it taste good straight out of the oven. I substituted with 1 cup of all purpose flour and tasted great. Thank you for sharing this great receipe !!

  3. 5 stars
    This chocolate banana bread was absolutely delicious!!! It was just fudgy enough and still light!!! Loved it

  4. 5 stars
    Amazing and easy recipe! Super moist… was literally gone in seconds made me wish I made a second loaf. I added walnuts and dark chocolate to mine. Thanks fufu for this recipe!

  5. I tried Fufu’s Chocolate Banana Bread and it was quite the hit! It was a very simple recipe and I threw it together pretty quickly. It’s a perfect fix for a chocolate craving and turned out moist and delicious ! I did use all purpose flour instead as that’s what I had. This recipe is a keeper!

  6. 5 stars
    Easy recipe to follow and wonderful taste! 10/10 recommended to try this I didn’t have a loaf pan so I used a bundt pan came out amazing!

    1. I haven’t made this yet, but I have a question! Do you think almond flour would work instead of cassava flour?

      It looks delicious

      1. I am sure it would work but the ratio would be different more than likely. Check to see the ratio between cassava and almond. Not sure if it’s 1:1.

  7. 5 stars
    This turned out perfectly! Used canola oil instead of coconut oil, and only a small handful of chocolate chips on the top because my little ones will eat it, so didn’t want it to become too messy. Had a slice and it was delicious, and I hate banana! Give this recipe a try.

      1. 5 stars
        This changed the whole banana bread game for me. It takes a regular banana bread to another level. The best loaf I’ve made yet! Super simple ingredients and soooo much depth and flavor highly recommend!

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks for this recipe, all the way from Belgium! I am usually not a big fan of banana bread but we’re bored at the house and decided to use the ripe bananas we had laying around. I even made 2 batches. The first one using regular flour and the second one using spelt flour with seeds. The flavour was rich and the texture moist. I love how the recipe is simple and easy. Also… it is soooooo chocolatey! We added walnuts to it and almonds. This one is a keeper. Shukran.

  8. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was DELIGHTFUL. So moist and delicious. Made my family happy 🙂 And such an easy recipe to follow, thank you!!!!

  9. 5 stars
    Loved this banana recipe!! If you’re both a chocolate & banana lover like me, then this gooey fudgy recipe is definitely for you!

  10. 5 stars
    Ok I’m never trying another chocolate banana bread recipe again, because THIS IS THE BEST! Doesn’t even dirty that many dishes in the process and it comes out tasting potentially better than cake!

  11. 5 stars
    Wow! This tastes sooo decadent and fudgey! My kids looove this banana bread and they legit think it’s a fudge cake and I don’t even have to feel bad about it… I even make it in a cake pan! Another success from Fufu!

  12. Made this today! It was delicious and so moist. Everyone was raving about it and couldn’t believe it was gluten free. Even my picky daughter ate it, she thought it was chocolate cake.

  13. 5 stars
    Made this today it was a huge hit with my family. It was so moist and chocolaty. My family couldn’t believe that it was gluten free. My daughters are picky eaters and they both ate and they thought it was a brownie. Thanks for sharing!

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