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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 banana bread loaf
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We took our super moist banana bread recipe and added chocolate chips to satisfy you chocolate lovers. This is one delicious bread that won’t disappoint.

You will love this quick bread recipe. It is the perfect bread to make for the holidays or wrap up as a gift. I also make this cranberry bread, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread and applesauce bread for a delicious dessert for the holidays.

Why This Recipe Works:

This banana chocolate chip bread is made with simple ingredients. If you love to bake, then you probably already have the majority of the ingredients. You will love the chocolate and banana flavor all combined in a delicious homemade bread recipe.

The soft texture and moist crumbs makes this This Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe. Enjoy for many occasions, even an afternoon snack.


Ingredients needed - bananas, butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, salt, flour, chocolate chips
  • Ripe Bananas (if you have them in the freezer, just allow to thaw)
  • Melted Butter
  • Large Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Chocolate Chips

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  • Chopped Nuts – You can add nuts to this bread recipe. Chopped walnuts are always a great option but chopped pecans and slice almonds are great too.
  • Chocolate Chips – Try using dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate or anything you prefer. White chocolate chips can also be used.
  • Skip Chocolate Chips – If you are just wanting banana bread, you can leave the chocolate chips out.
  • Brown SugarBrown sugar can be substituted for granulated sugar. You can also use half dark brown sugar and half granulated sugar.

Step by Step Instructions:

prepared loaf pan

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 5×9 loaf pan (I highly recommend this one) with cooking spray.

Mashing bananas in a white bowl

Step 2 – Peel the bananas. (these can be from the freezer, just thaw first) Mash the bananas in a medium bowl.

Mix in the butter, egg, sugar, vanilla, baking soda and salt in a white bowl

Step 3 – Whisk in melted butter, egg, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Stir well.

Adding in the flour to the banana mixture

Step 4 – Add flour and mix with well with the other ingredients.

Adding in the chocolate chips into the banana bread batter

Step 5 – Fold in the Chocolate chips to the banana bread batter.

Pouring the chocolate banana bread in a loaf pan

Step 6 – Pour the banana bread batter into loaf pan and bake. Cook for 1 hour and let cook on wire cooling rack before removing from pan.

Expert Tips:

  • Freeze Slices – 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.
  • Double Recipe – You might want to go ahead and double the recipe to have extra to freeze. It is so delicious and really handy too.
  • Combine Ingredients – Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl thoroughly.
  • Chocolate Banana Muffins – For a delicious option, make this recipe into muffins.
Chocolate Banana Bread loaf on a wire rack with a side of chocolate chips in a bowl and bananas

How to Freeze:

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 plastic 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.

How to Ripen Bananas:

This recipe is best to use ripen bananas. If the bananas are frozen, they need to be thawed and they will be ready to mash. If they are not ripen, break the bananas apart and place in a brown bag.

You can also bake the bananas for about 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 300 degrees. Let the bananas cool to room temperature before using in the banana bread batter.

Chocolate Banana Bread sliced on a counter

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Store banana bread in an airtight container. Store banana bread at room temperature. This banana bread will last about 5 days if stored properly.

Why Did Bread sink in the Middle?

When combining the ingredients, make sure to not overmix. This could cause the center sink and not using the right size of pan. Using the right size of pan allows the center to bake all the way through.

Can I Add in Greek Yogurt?

Yes, you can add in Greek Yogurt or sour cream to the mixture. This allows the batter to be extra moist. Add ½ cup for a delicious addition to this family favorite banana bread recipe.

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Simple Chocolate chip banana bread Recipe

5 from 13 votes
Try this simple Chocolate chip banana bread Recipe! If you love banana bread, then you are going to love this easy chocolate chip banana bread recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Calories 258


  • 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
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  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Next time you have over ripe bananas that look like they are going bad try making this super easy banana chocolate chip bread recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 258kcal, Carbohydrates 41g, Protein 3g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 29mg, Sodium 200mg, Potassium 127mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 25g, Vitamin A 230IU, Vitamin C 2.6mg, Calcium 25mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Cote says:

    5 stars
    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!

  2. stef says:

    5 stars
    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!

  3. Carrie says:

    I would cook the muffins at 350 for approximately 25 minutes. Thank you and let us know how they turn out.

  4. Jillian says:

    Hi there,

    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?

    Thank you!

  5. Ava :) says:

    5 stars
    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.

  6. Beth says:

    5 stars
    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!

  7. Carrie says:

    That is fantastic, thanks so much for the great review.

  8. JGL says:

    5 stars
    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!

  9. Morgan says:

    5 stars
    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.

  10. Carrie says:

    1 cup of chocolate chips. I’ll fix that Sara. Thanks for visiting!

  11. Sara says:

    How much chocolate chips do you use?