Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread

chocolate banana bread

Sometimes all it takes, is a little bit of chocolate powder. This vegan chocolate banana bread recipe is just an update to my favourite vegan banana bread recipe, simply by adding a few spoonfuls of cocoa powder.

So instead of the usual blurb – I don’t even have any for you anyway – I will talk about why is it important to by fair trade cocoa powder.

The impact of modern cacao production impacts both the environment and people. Most of the world’s chocolate comes from West Africa.

Cacao plantations take a long time to be profitable; a cacao tree doesn’t produce seeds until its third or fourth year, and can produce for up to 40 years. In West Africa, forests are being cut down to make room for more cacao plantations. This leads to cascading environmental catastrophes, including local effects like habitat loss, diversity loss, and desertification, as well as global effects on climate from the release of carbon into the atmosphere. Also, cacao farming in West Africa relies heavily on dangerous petrochemicals which further degrade soil and water quality.

Millions of cocoa farmers work extremely hard, under gruelling conditions, yet often don’t earn enough in return to cover their own basic needs – like decent food, housing and education. On average, cocoa farmers earn just 6% of the final value a bar of chocolate. Labor conditions on West African cacao farms are notoriously deplorable, and child labor is widely used even today

This is why it’s important to only buy chocolate that is fair trade certified. Fairtrade sets social, economic and environmental standards for both companies and farmers and workers. 

And now the recipe – made with fairtrade cocoa powder:

chocolate banana bread

chocolate banana bread

chocolate banana bread

it's ready to eat!

It's on the plate!

Vegan Chocolate - Banana Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This is a super easy and simple recipe, just add some cocoa powder!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: chocolate banana bread
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 225 g all purpose flour
  • 100 g soft brown sugar
  • 75 ml olive oil or any other type of cooking oil
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp cocoa or carob powder
  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius.

    Mash the bananas with a fork and measure out all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

    Mix everything (use a wooden spoon) until they are combined well. Grease a loaf pan with generous amount of olive oil. Spoon the bread mixture into it.

    vegan banana bread
  2. Bake it for about 25-30 minutes, check with a toothpick or a fork that it's not wet. Let it cool before taking it out of the pan and decorate it as you wish.

    chocolate banana bread

chocolate banana bread

If you like this vegan chocolate banana bread then why not check out my other chocolatey recipes:

Vegan Chocolate – Orange Cupcakes Recipe

Vegan Chocolate – Rhubarb Cake Recipe

Vegan Sweet Potato – Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Homemade Vegan Chocolate With Pistachios And Goji Berries

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Laura July 28, 2020 - 8:25 am

This looks incredible. 😍 We have some time off with the kiddies at the end of the month, so we will definitely be trying this x

Claire Simpson-Graves July 28, 2020 - 8:33 am

Yum, this looks lovely! I adore banana bread, and the cocoa is a great addition.

Patrick July 28, 2020 - 9:13 am

Yummy, I bet this tastes nice. May have to get this made myself for my mams birthday coming up :)!

Marie Blake July 28, 2020 - 8:41 am

Looks delicious, I’m always looking for new banana recipes!

Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee July 28, 2020 - 6:51 pm

I was putting chocolate chips into my banana bread which is amazing but this takes it to a whole new level!

Hong July 28, 2020 - 10:57 pm

Looks so lush!

Melanie Varey July 29, 2020 - 10:17 am

This looks so tasty! I love finding vegan treats to try and live banana breads so am sure I’d love this.

Sarah Stockley July 29, 2020 - 11:23 am

Amazing! I love banana bread, adding cocoa powder makes it even more appealing. I tend to use oil in my cakes instead of butter too.

Emma Reed July 29, 2020 - 4:20 pm

I saw this on Instagram and loved the look. I haven’t ever thought about adding banana and chocolate together.

makeupmuddle July 29, 2020 - 10:34 pm

Wow my mouth is watering just reading your recipe! What a delicious looking chocolate and banana bread. It looks so fluffy and light, thank you for sharing with us xo

italianfoodfast July 30, 2020 - 8:51 am

This banana bread looks delicious

Shelley Whittaker July 30, 2020 - 9:13 am

Well doesn’t this sound delicious?!? I like to swap out the sugar for honey when I make banana bread in an attempt to make it a bit healthier. But then the bag of choc chips I add most likely counteracts that, ha!

Anonymous July 31, 2020 - 12:38 pm

Oh wow this looks absolutely delicious! I love banana bread but would you believe I have never tried making it myself?

Grace Pass August 1, 2020 - 4:51 pm

That looks delicious! We always seem to have bananas left over so any banana recipes go down a treat here!

Happy Family Hub August 1, 2020 - 9:14 pm

This looks lovely! I love the fact it includes cocoa, I will have to try this recipe rather than the standard one I’ve been baking over lockdown!

Rachel Bradbury August 2, 2020 - 5:52 am

Oh my goodness… This chocolate banana bread is my new best friend! And its vegan too. Happy days all round… Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to get in the kitchen with the little ones x

Jennifer Sizeland August 2, 2020 - 9:11 am

This looks amazing! I’m going to save this to my Pinterest board 🙂

Georgina @ Culinary Travels August 2, 2020 - 3:01 pm

I was hooked as soon as I saw this on your Insta page. This banana bread looks amazing. So good that it’s vegan too.

Clare August 2, 2020 - 8:40 pm

Oooh this looks divine. Will definitely try it. Thank you!


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