Chocolate Banana Brownie Bread

What do you get when you cross banana bread with a brownie? The fudgiest and most dense double chocolate banana bread. Simply melt in your mouth goodness.

Chocolate Banana Brownie Bread

I don’t know if you’ve caught on to my chocolate obsession or not, but it’s real. I’ll find every and any way to sneak chocolate into a recipe and I think this one is pretty apparent. My favorite way to enjoy chocolate is when it’s extra gooey and fudgy and I think this banana bread did just that.

If you’re here for a fluffy banana bread I think you’ve come to the wrong place, BUT I do have one of those recipes here.

chocolate banana brownie bread

Don’t worry if you think your bread is a bit undercooked when it comes out of the oven. Let it cool for 10 minutes before slicing. The texture is supposed to be a bit gooey!! You want it that way.

The ingredients in this recipe are so simple and healthier than your average dessert. I mean when is too much chocolate TOO much chocolate?

Here are some key ingredients that makes this banana bread the fudgy, and gooey masterpiece it is:

chocolate banana brownie bread

Flax eggs: I tend to use just 1 flax egg in bread and cookies, but the more liquid and moisture in this recipe the better. Two flax eggs makes for a perfectly gooey texture, which still holds together the bread (we don’t want it to be a pile of chocolate do we?)

Maple syrup: You could use a dry sweetener, such as coconut sugar, for this recipe. But similarly to the flax egg, it wouldn’t add as much moisture! See the pattern here?

Almond flour: I have found that almond flour is the ultimate gluten-free flour. It absorbs a lot of liquid, but doesn’t yield a baked good that just falls apart (granted, if you do it right). The nutty taste also yields an excellent flavor. Sure, you could try subbing gluten-free all purpose flour in this recipe, but I have not tested it so I can’t guarantee similar results. Gluten-free flours also tend to produce a more dry crumbly good, so test as you will!

Dark chocolate chunks: Highly recommend to chop up a bar of better quality dark chocolate instead of purchasing chocolate chips. The flavor is much better and will yield a richer chocolate banana bread loaf!

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This Chocolate Banana Brownie Bread is…

  • Gooey
  • Fluffy
  • Chocolatey
  • Fudgy
  • Simple
  • Easy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Oh so delicious!

4.41 from 10 votes
chocolate banana brownie bread
Chocolate Banana Brownie Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

What do you get when you cross banana bread with a brownie? The fudgiest and most dense double chocolate banana bread. Simply melt in your mouth goodness.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate banana brownie bread, gluten-free, vegan dessert recipe
Servings: 1 Loaf
Author: Taavi Moore
  • 2 tbsp (16g) flax seed meal
  • 4 tbsp (57g) water
  • 2 ripe bananas (¾ cup mashed or 161g)
  • cup (90g) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (96g) almond flour
  • cup (36g) dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • cup (85g) roughly chopped, dark chocolate
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk together flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 min. to thicken.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, mash ripe bananas until smooth. Whisk in flax egg, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Fold in almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda, and salt until smooth. Fold in dark chocolate.

  4. Pour batter into loaf pan and smooth over with a spatula to evenly distribute. Bake for 45-50 min. or until toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs (it may be a bit wet, due to the chocolate chunks).

  5. Important! Let cool for 10 min. before slicing. It may seem a bit underdone, but that's what makes it ultra gooey and fudgy.



  1. March 19, 2020 / 4:42 pm

    This looks fudgy and delicious!

    • healthienut
      March 19, 2020 / 5:16 pm

      thank you love!! appreciate it 🙂

  2. Alida
    March 21, 2020 / 4:15 am

    Any flour substitution?? Please!

    • healthienut
      March 21, 2020 / 4:17 am

      what do you have on hand?

  3. Amira
    March 22, 2020 / 7:43 pm

    Honey works as Maple substitute?? Looks really good, I wanna give it a shot 😆

    • healthienut
      March 22, 2020 / 7:44 pm

      yes it should!! honey is a little thicker in consistency so it may be slightly different but nothing big. let me know how it turns out!

  4. Sondra
    March 27, 2020 / 6:23 pm

    I don’t have almond flour – what would you consider substituting? I have all-purpose, cake flour, spelt flour and brown rice flour…

    • healthienut
      March 28, 2020 / 2:42 am

      if you don’t mind it not being gluten-free, all purpose should work

  5. Elyssa
    April 3, 2020 / 11:53 pm

    Will it make a big difference if I leave out the chocolate chunks?

    • healthienut
      April 4, 2020 / 12:01 am

      no not at all! just won’t be as chocolatey but still super tasty 🙂

  6. Michelle
    April 20, 2020 / 7:25 pm

    Could I sub with oat flour? And if I don’t want to add sugar could I replace with yogurt or applesauce? Thanks!

    • healthienut
      April 20, 2020 / 7:28 pm

      Subbing with all oat flour might not enable the bread to hold together as well, however I haven’t tried it. Also have not tried subbing the maple syrup for yogurt or applesauce, but I would probably recommend a thick yogurt! 🙂 let me know how that turns out.

  7. Megan
    May 15, 2020 / 5:04 pm

    How many eggs should I use instead of flax egg?

    • healthienut
      May 15, 2020 / 5:05 pm

      2 as well should work 🙂 Haven’t tested it though so let me know how it goes!

  8. Rh
    May 17, 2020 / 12:26 pm

    Can I drop flax seed meal or substitute with something else?

    • healthienut
      May 17, 2020 / 2:46 pm

      You can sub ground chia seeds or 2 eggs for the 2 tbsp + 5 tbsp water!

  9. VeganSpoons
    May 18, 2020 / 2:26 pm

    So yummy! I subbed in sunflower seeds for the choc chips and used a mix of almond and buckwheat flour.

    • healthienut
      May 18, 2020 / 2:34 pm

      So happy you enjoyed it!! Thank you 🙂

  10. VS
    June 23, 2020 / 1:41 am

    This was yum! Thank you!

    • healthienut
      June 23, 2020 / 2:00 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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