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Triple chocolate banana bread loaf with chocolate ganache glaze

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

5 from 9 votes
This isn't the kind of banana bread you're going to serve at breakfast - save this bad boy for dessert! This decadent triple chocolate banana bread is super chocolatey without being overly sweet, and topped with a thick layer of chocolate ganache. If you like bananas and you like chocolate, you're going to LOVE this!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices (1 loaf)



  • 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed (approx. 2 large or 3 medium bananas)
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ¾ cup coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled, or vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder or Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • 4 ounces good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces heavy whipping cream



  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9" x 5" loaf pan with nonstick spray or grease and flour the pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, egg, oil, sugar and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and whisk to completely combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan in an even layer. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. You want to be sure you don't overbake!
  • Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes, then turn it out directly onto the wire rack to cool completely.


  • Pour chocolate chips In a heat-proof bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, bring cream to a simmer and then pour over the chocolate chips in the bowl. Let stand for a few minutes, then stir to combine until completely smooth.
  • Once the loaf is completely cooled, pour the ganache over the top and let it drizzle down the sides. Let the glaze set before slicing and serving. Enjoy!



Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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