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5 from 1 vote

Dark chocolate chip banana loaf

Go and look in your fruit bowl. Is it full of ripe and overripe fruit? Yes? Any bananas in there? Good. Then grab a few and make this moist, flavourful dark chocolate chip banana bread.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: cakes and bakes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana cake, chocolate chip banana bread, dark chocolate chip banana bread
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Emily Leary



  • 115 g baking margarine melted
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 170 g golden granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan).
  • Put three of the bananas into a large bowl and mash with a fork.
  • Add the margarine and sugar and beat until creamy.
  • Add the eggs and beat again.
  • Fold in the flour and baking powder.
  • Add the chocolate chips, stirring gently until the chips are evenly distributed.
  • Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Pour in the mixture and gently level off.
  • Slice the remaining banana in half lengthways and place on top of the batter.
  • Bake for 1 hour until golden brown on top and fully cooked through. You can check this by pushing a skewer into the centre of the loaf. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready.
  • When completely cooled, slice your chocolate chip banana loaf like bread and enjoy!



If you prefer, milk chocolate or even white chocolate chips work well in this recipe too. Or you could try some chopped walnuts.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg