Chocolate Covered Classic Banana Bread

close up of a load of banana bread

Weekends are for super moist, classic banana bread with a decadent swirl of melted dark chocolate – simple but SO delicious.

I forget how much I love banana bread until I make it and eat several slices in one sitting. What’s better than classic banana bread baking in the oven, filling up your home with that sweet & irresistible smell? I can’t think of anything either.

banana bread slices

This classic banana bread is a one bowl situation, made with simple pantry ingredients, and all things moist and delicious. What more could you ask for? Soft thick slices of chocolate covered crust and perfectly sweet banana bread is just what you need.

This bread is quick & easy, perfect for a snack or dessert, and simply irresistible. THIS is how you do your weekend. ❤

banana bread slices laid out

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banana bread slices laid out

Chocolate Covered Classic Banana Bread

Servings 8 slices
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Super moist classic banana bread, covered in chocolate, and is ALL things delicious! The perfect banana bread recipe. <3 

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Author: A Simple Palate


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 

  2. In electric mixer, mix together bananas, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda until smooth. Add eggs in slowly. Then add flour - mix until just incorporated (don't over mix). 

  3. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan. Pour batter in, smooth top out. Melt chocolate chips, stir if needed. Pour melted chocolate over bread batter. Bake for 60 minutes - test with tooth pick to make sure center is fully done. 


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