Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Banana Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Dana at


  • 1 stick butter 1/2 Cup, unsalted softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed bananas about 2 large bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 oz gel no-taste red food coloring
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With a hand mixer in a large bowl, mix together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add in the vanilla and bananas, mix until combined. Add in the eggs one at a time. Last, add in the sour cream until everything is well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Slowly fold this into the wet mixture until there are no lumps, saving about 1 tablespoon of the dried mix. Add the food coloring into the batter and mix well. Toss the chocolate chips in the remaining dry ingredients and fold them into the batter.
  • Spoon mixture into an 8x5 prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a wired rack for 20 minutes, take out of loaf pan and set bread directly on the rack to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Icing

  • While the bread is cooling, make the icing by creaming the cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl with a hand or stand mixer. Add in the powdered sugar a little at a time, add in the milk and vanilla until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • When the bread is cooled, pour the icing on top, enjoy!