Chocolate Banana Bread with Marshmallow Bits

This Chocolate Banana Bread with Marshmallow Bits is incredibly moist and delicious! It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion, and it’s great for feeding a crowd.

Chocolate Banana Bread with Marshmallow Bits
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Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Here is the recipe I teased you with last Sunday on Instagram! Another that I was just playing around with and wasn’t planning on sharing, but after one bite I knew I better take some photos. Too delicious not to share!


Chocolate Banana Bread with Marshmallow Bits

Wait until you see how perfectly fudgy and brownie-like the bread turns out. The boys and I were over the moon, lol! …..and you wanna know the best part?! This is a one-bowl banana bread. No fuss, I promise! Yippee!

If your family loves nuts, add a good handful of your favorite nuts to the batter. That would be a great addition.

Loaf of Chocolate Banana Bread with Milk

I added a good handful of those fabulous Marshmallow Bits I find at Target. You can leave them out if needed, or….if you can’t find them you can order them online HERE.

Hope you’ll enjoy this fun treat as much as we did!

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Chocolate Banana Bread with Marshmallow Bits

This Chocolate Banana Bread with Marshmallow Bits is incredibly moist and delicious! It's the perfect dessert for any occasion, and it's great for feeding a crowd.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 227kcal
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  • Oven


  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow bits optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray 2 bread pans(9x4 or 9x5 inch) with cooking spray.
  • Cream butter and sugar into a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla mixing to combine. Mash all bananas and add to bowl, mixing to combine. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and marshmallow bits, stirring to combine.
  • Divide between the 2 prepared bread pans, spreading evenly on top. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until baked through. Remove and let cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan. When cool, cut into slices and serve.


If you want the bread to be dense and almost bread pudding like leave out the baking soda and baking powder and reduce the flour to 1 cup. For a more traditional textured bread pudding follow the recipe as stated 🙂


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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56 Responses
  1. Anna

    I made this today and was a little worried about it not rising but that’s the way it was supposed to be I guess. It has a very fudgey, dense but light texture. Kinda hard to explain but I put ice cream on it and it was AMAZING!! I’ll probably eat it for breakfast tomorrow, minus the ice cream and see how it is sitting overnight! I really like it, it’s yummy!

  2. Kevin (Closet Cooking)

    That looks so moist and dense, almost like a fudge banana bread! The perfect excuse to eat fudge for breakfast! 🙂

  3. SalBug

    Jenny – what a disappointment! I wanted to enter the ice cream giveaway that stated it was open until 5/26 8pm PST. It’s now only 7:38pm PST on 5/26 and it says the giveaway is closed. Bummer.

  4. Anna @ hiddenponies

    This looks so perfectly chocolate and moist and dense, I love that I could justify eating this for breakfast!

  5. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    Holy yum! This looks like the best banana bread ever! And because it’s a bread and not cake, does that make it okay to eat this for breakfast?

  6. Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

    I have been making Banana Breads for 18 years..I’d say hundreds of them! I have never thought about adding chocolate..and marshmallows. This looks unbelievably moist and delicious!


    You are brilliant! …and I am so jealous your boys get to try all your delicious recipes! 😉

  8. Spencer

    Looks absolutely beautiful! I would so love to try some. I reckon I would eat the lot in 10 minutes flat!

  9. Erika

    Hi Jenny, Thanks for another amazing recipe! I have a question though… my kids don’t care for chocolate (I know, crazy right!!!) Would this recipe still work without the cocoa or do I need to make a substituion to make a vanilla version of this? I’m not usually a baker, so I have no idea, but would love to try a non-chocolate version of this. Thanks!

  10. Lily @ Candied-Life

    love banana + chocolate

    marshmallows are another favorite

    looking forward to giving this a try!

  11. Amy

    Delicious! I made this earlier today and just took our first bites… exactly as described! We didn’t use marshmallows and I took it out after 45 mins (was already pulling away from sides and toothpick came out clean). I was nervous it might be underdone (as recipe said 55-60), but it was perfect. Highly recommend!

  12. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    What a great banana bread, Jenny! This looks so rich, decadent and chocolatey but I’d have no problem indulging in this for breakfast! Lovely take on one of my favorite quick breads ever – and so easy. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Deborah

    This recipe looks amazing! Is there a way you can add the nutrition to your recipes? Love your web site too!

  14. Lauren

    Oh dear. This looks amazing…like irresistable-i’m-gonna-have-to-make-this-today amazing. I always get into trouble coming to your site 🙂

  15. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme

    Banana bread has always been a favorite of ours, but you surely just put it over the moon with chocolate and marshmallows. Fabulous!

  16. Jennifer

    This looks amazing! I have bananas waiting for banana bread and was going to look for a good recipe today! Perfect timing! I have a question, though, the recipe reads 1 cup of flour, is that correct. Just doesn’t seem like quite enough, especially for 2 loaves? Thanks for all of your amazing recipes and pics!

  17. Annamaria @

    This looks positively delicious. I always have a problem when making banana bread though. My bananas always seem to be too watery after mashing them, the bananas sink to the bottom and the bread is very dense. Any ideas?

    1. Jenny

      Hi Annamaria, try not mashing your bananas so much. I kind of give mine a coarse mash. That seems to help.

  18. Rebecca kipe

    I’m thinking about doing this with zucchini in place of bananas…mainly bc I still have some to use up in the freezer. What do you think!? I bet you could also do pumpkin.

    1. Jenny

      Hi Rebecca, I think the pumpkin would work, but I’m not sure the zucchini would work since the textures are so different.

  19. melissa

    do you think you could use just regular mini marshmellows? and not the dehydrated kind? want to make today but don’t have time to cross the boarder to look for them boo whats your thoughts on that

    1. Jenny

      Yes Melissa, I would quarter the mini marshmallows before adding them to the batter. You can also just omit the marshmallows altogether 🙂

  20. Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser

    This would be a great way for kids to eat bananas (and adults too!). Even if it is packed full of chocolate and marshmallows 😉

  21. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    Ah, I’ve been waiting for this recipe ever since I saw it on Instagram! It looks great, Jenny!

  22. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Wow Jenny this looks amazing! Fudgy and moist…like a marriage of banana bread + brownies. DELISH! And one bowl, love it!

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