Sour Cream Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sour Cream Chocolate Chocolate Banana BreadSour Cream Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is a somewhat-healthy dessert in our house. This chocolatey banana bread is not fresh fruit salad by any means, but it is a great option for dessert or an extra special breakfast.

I found a recipe I liked, but wanted to make it  healthier by using whole wheat flour and extra bananas. I prefer extra dark cocoa in this recipe, but you are of course free to use whichever kind you prefer. Just make sure that it is unsweetened cocoa powder. My daughter will not touch banana bread if it has nuts in it, so we decided to skip the pecan or walnut pieces, but feel free to add  1/4 a cup to 1/2 a cup of nuts to the recipe.

I hope you enjoy this chocolatey treat of Sour Cream Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread as much as we did and if you are looking for more muffins or banana breads check out our Muffin Recipe Collection for more inspiration!

Sour Cream Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sour Cream Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Adapted from Savory Sweet Life


  • 1 stick softened salted butter
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 large ripened bananas mashed
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 T extra dark cocoa powder
  • ½ c sour cream
  • 1 c dark chocolate chips (mini will work as well, but I prefer regular sized ones in this recipe)


  1. Preheat over to 350℉
  2. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan, or 2 mini pans with non-stick spray.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  4. Stir in the egg, mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla until well blended.
  5. Add baking soda, cocoa, and whole wheat flour.
  6. Mix everything until well incorporated.
  7. Add chocolate chips.
  8. Pour batter into loaf pan(s) and bake for 45 minutes for a loaf pan or 30 minutes for a mini loaf pan until a tooth pick inserted in the center come out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and let it cool ten minutes before removing from the pan.


Throw Back Thursday ~ Spicy Mexican Martini
Baked Kale Chips


  1. This sounds so yummy! Can’t wait to try your recipe.

  2. OMG this looks just so fudgey and dense! Yummmm! Beautiful job on this!

  3. Yes, yes please!! YUM!!!

  4. Love this for the weekend breakfast and snacks. Pinned/shared.

  5. Sour cream in this bread sounds perfect! Love the combinations of chocolate and banana as well!

  6. Wow, this sounds really yummy. Chocolate and bananas – doesn’t get much better.

  7. We have a recipe similar to this except not Chocolate. I didn’t think it could get any better…but I’m pretty sure it just did! Thanks for sharing

  8. That looks so moist and delicious!

  9. Wow I bet that has a nice rich flavor!

  10. I absolutely love the healthier substitutes in here. So perfect!

  11. Can’t wait to try this out! And I’m in agreement with your daughter — I can’t stand nuts in my banana bread either. Chocolate chips sound like a much better substitute. :-)

  12. This looks soooo good!! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Yum this sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it! :)


  1. […] Sour Cream Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread […]

Speak Your Mind