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Chocolate Buttermilk Banana Bread

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Chocolate Buttermilk Banana Bread

When you’re in the mood to mix up your normal banana bread routine this Chocolate Buttermilk Banana Bread is the perfect delicious way to go! I love the chocolatey bread with the banana and chocolate chips. If you don’t have buttermilk you can sub cream or sour cream!

I really do bake a lot but it’s so fun to have a special treat for Saturday breakfast or for after school. This Chocolate Buttermilk Banana Bread is a great treat to make for your family because it only makes one loaf – nice treat to have around but not too much.

Also, when you’re making this Chocolate Buttermilk Banana Bread be sure to reserve half of the chocolate chips to sprinkle on top just before baking. This gives a really pretty top to the Chocolate Buttermilk Banana Bread but also tons of gooey chocolate on the top of each bite.

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Chocolate Buttermilk Banana Bread


  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil
  • 3/4 c. light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk (or sour cream)
  • 3-4 bananas, mashed
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1.5 c. chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 bread pan and line with parchment paper.
  • Combine all dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • Beat together butter, oil, and sugar. 
  • Once well combined add egg, vanilla, and buttermilk. Mix again until incorporated.
  • Add in all combined dry ingredients. Continue to mix until combined. Stir in 2/3 of the chocolate chips by hand.
  • Mix in mashed bananas. Stir well and then pour batter into prepared bread pan. 
  • Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Once top springs back bread is done. Remove from oven and let it cool on rack or oven for 20 minutes, then slice and enjoy!

Hope you love this Chocolate Buttermilk Banana Bread ! Our family loves it and I’m sure you’ll love it too. Be sure to let me know if you make it and tag me @plumstreetcollective on Instagram. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Cindy DeVries says:

    5 stars
    Unbelievable! The best I’ve ever had!

  2. Stephanie Mefford says:

    The recipe says to combine oil and sugars but it only lists the brown sugar. Since I’m in the middle of making this, hope I didn’t need additonal white sugar. ??? Is that a misprint? 🙂

  3. Can you tell me if the coconut oil should be measured solid, or warmed to be liquid? Is there a substitute, such as same quantity ( or less? ) of neutral oil like canola?

    1. Measure it as a liquid! So you may need to slightly heat the coconut oil. Also, you can sub a neutral oil but the flavor won’t be as rich!

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