You are going to love this Simple Chocolate chip banana bread Recipe. Lots of chocolate chips and moist banana bread make this easy bread amazing.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
We took our super moist banana bread recipe and added chocolate chips to satisfy you chocolate lovers! I mean, who doesn’t love a good banana bread recipe with chocolate chips? Right? This is one delicious bread that won’t disappoint.
Next time you have over ripe bananas that look like they are going bad make this super easy banana chocolate chip bread recipe.
If you like this, try Moist Banana Bread Recipe. It’s so good! You can’t go wrong with this easy and delicious recipe.
Now if you are making banana and chocolate chip bread, make sure you have a good loaf pan.
If you need a loaf pan, I highly recommend you purchase this one – I would purchase 2. I have 2, but sometimes I wish I had 4.
This is a regular sized pan which is what I used. However, you can turn this recipe and make them into smaller loaves which are super fun for gift ideas.
Wilton Recipe Right 4 Cavity Mini Loaf Pan is a great pan and you can use this entire recipe to fill up those 4 mini loaf pans.
The Baker’s Secret 8 Petite Loaf Pan is also fun for gift ideas. You can use this recipe to make these 8 petite pans as well
If I am taking the loaf to someone, I like to use the disposable loaf pans so they don’t have to worry about getting anything back to me.
Ok, lets make this Simple Chocolate chip Banana bread Recipe:
Ingredients for easy chocolate chip banana bread:
- 3 to 4 bananas (ripe – if you have them in the freezer, just allow to thaw)
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 ½ cups of flour
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
How to make chocolate chip banana bread:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 5×9 loaf pan (I highly recommend this one) with cooking spray.
Peel the bananas. (these can be from the freezer, just thaw first) Mash the bananas.
Stir in melted butter, egg, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Stir well.
Add flour and stir well.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour into baking pan.
Cook for 1 hour. Let cool on a rack before removing from pan.
Other ideas to try:
- You can add nuts to this bread recipe. Yum!
- Try using dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate or anything you prefer.
- Substitute White chocolate chips for something different.
How to freeze banana bread:
This recipe freezes great and I try to always freeze a few loaves. You can make a lot all at once and then freeze them.
Just wrap it in cling wrap and place in a freezer bag. Allow it to thaw on the counter until you are ready to serve. Your family will never know it came out of the freezer.
You might want to double the recipe like we do so you can have one now and one for later. It really isn’t any more work to make extra and you can stock your freezer.
When I make a double batch, I like to make one loaf and then use the rest of the batter to make medium or mini loaves. We eat the large loaf straight away and then freeze the smaller loaves for later. Everyone loves getting to enjoy some now and later!
The mini loaves are also really cute gifts to hand out to neighbors, friends and more. It is the perfect size and everyone loves these.
You can also freeze slices of this bread so that you only are taking out what you need at that moment.
This is perfect for those times when you do not need an entire loaf. Or maybe one child wants a slice but the other does not.
Just grab and go! We are all about quick and easy around here and saving money is a plus for sure!
This makes a great snack, breakfast idea or even dessert. The kids and the entire family love this anytime of the day.
It is so easy and frugal. You will love it!
You might want to go ahead and double the recipe to have extra to freeze. It is so delicious and really handy too.
Can you freeze bananas to use for Banana Bread?
Remember, next time you have bananas that are about to go bad, freeze them so they are ready for some delicious banana bread!
I actually will put three to four over ripe bananas in a freezer bag and label it “ready for banana bread” so it is easy even easier to thaw and have it ready for bread.
Simple things like this really save time and money. This will make the best banana bread and you won’t have any waste thanks to freezing the bananas.
Sometimes we will buy bananas on sale and freeze them.
I am all about using what is on sale at the grocery store or that I already have in the freezer. I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
Save that money for something else or to give you family wiggle room in the budget.
Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable.
Try mini muffins.
You can also try mini muffins with this easy recipe.
If you don’t have a mini-muffin pan, I highly suggest you get one. Mini muffins just simply taste great. They are faster to cook and easier to eat.
I love my Wilton mini muffin tins, but for just a few dollars more you can get a silicone pan. These are great because the mini muffins just pop out so much easier.
The options are endless for this delicious and easy banana bread recipe! Try this today and see how much your family loves it!
The banana flavor is amazing and the bread is so moist and delicious. We enjoy this bread so much and always double the recipe.
Try chocolate chip banana bread for lunch box treats or after school snacks!
We all know how expensive all of those pre-packaged treats can be. They really add up over time and don’t go that far when your family is large like mine.
I like making homemade treats and it saves a ton of money. It also is a big hit with the kids.
One trick I have is to put slices of this banana Bread in ziploc bags. They will be all ready to grab for after school snacks, breakfast or lunchboxes.
I have found that if I do this, it’s just as handy as those expensive pre-packaged items you buy at the store. This gives me all the convenience without all the cost.
Plus, it just tastes much better.
This recipe is perfect for gifts!
Everyone will love this yummy recipe. The mini loaf pans make the perfect size to hand out as gifts.
We love to wrap these up and hand them out to neighbors, teachers and friends. It’s the perfect thing to show we care without spending a ton of money or time.
It is also great for Christmas when we want to do something for everyone but time and money just will not allow. People love this bread and I love being able to do things for those around me.
It’s the thought that counts and everyone always is so appreciative of these little loaves.
You can also buy disposable loaf pans if you prefer. They have the aluminum ones to choose from and the pretty paper ones.
The paper mini loaf pans do cost a little more but they are so pretty. I try to catch these on sale and keep some on hand for when I’m baking for others.
They just look so pretty when I’m giving these as gifts. Sometimes during the holidays you can find some of the paper pans all decked out for Christmas.
Give this frugal and delicious recipe a try!
Prepacked snacks and breads from the grocery store or bakery are not cheap. Make them at home for a fraction of the price.
This recipe tastes better than anything store bought and your family will love it! From after school snacks and dessert to breakfast on the go, this is a great recipe to try.
I love being able to give my family amazing recipes without breaking the bank. You won’t find any complicated ingredients or long lists of instructions.
We keep things simple and this recipe does not disappoint. Let us know once you try it and how you like it! It is sure to be a hit.
So who is going to try this banana bread recipe with chocolate chips?
We love it and it turned out perfect! We all loved this recipe and I bet your family does too.
For another simple and tasty recipe, try Easy Banana Bread Recipe. So moist and delicious. It is so fun to bake and this recipe is definitely a family favorite.
Whether you make loaves, muffins or mini loaves, this is sure to be a hit with your friends family too!
Print this easy chocolate chip banana bread recipe below:
Simple Chocolate chip banana bread Recipe
- 3 to 4 bananas (ripe – if you have them in the freezer, just allow to thaw)
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 5×9 loaf pan (I highly recommend this one) with cooking spray.
- Peel the bananas. (these can be from the freezer, just thaw first) Mash the bananas.
- Stir in melted butter, egg, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Stir well.
- Add flour and stir well.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour into baking pan.
- Cook for 1 hour. Let cool on a rack before removing from pan.
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How much chocolate chips do you use?
1 cup of chocolate chips. I’ll fix that Sara. Thanks for visiting!
Oh I am! This sounds so good. I am going to make this for my little clan while we put up the Christmas tree this year.
I just tried your recipe using gluten free flour and adding 1 tsp cinnamon. Cooked to perfection at exactly 55 minutes! Super moist and so good it didn’t last 10 minutes (even better served warm with butter). This is our new weekend favorite!
That is fantastic, thanks so much for the great review.
SO, SO good! I baked for 55 minutes and let sit to finish the cooking process. Oh my gracious! The loaf will be gone in no time!
I was going to use the recipe that I usually use for banana bread, but I didn’t have the right ingredients for it. I am so so so so so so glad I used this one. The banana bread was so delicious. I used bananas that were very brown and mushy, but it still turned out great.
I love making this original recipe, and wanted to try it as muffins!
How long do you suggest baking time should be for muffins, and oven temperature?
I would cook the muffins at 350 for approximately 25 minutes. Thank you and let us know how they turn out.
I was looking for an easy recipe and found this. I had put the loaf in the oven when i remembered that i had forgotten to add the melted butter! took it out(had only been in 5 min) back in bowl, mix in butter, melt all the chips. oh well, back in oven. one hour later the best Chocolate Bananna bread ever! loved it!
OH MY GOSH!! Just made this recipe with milk chocolate chips and 4ozs of unsweetened applesauce! AMAZING!! Was still warm when I tried it and added a little butter and WOW!! Very moist and out of this world!! Only had a glass pan but it came out great (40 minutes cooking time). Will definitely make this many more times!! Thanks!