A delicious homemade banana bread loaf sprinkled generously with chocolate chips. Try this quick, easy and sinfully moist banana bread recipe made with ripe bananas that are sitting right on your kitchen counter.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread in a loaf pan

This chocolate chip banana bread is an easy one-bowl recipe with no need for a mixer or any other appliances. Just put all the ingredients in a bowl and use a whisk and spatula to bring it all together. The chocolate is not overpowering and gives you the gooey goodness and takes this yummy chocolate chips banana bread to the next level.

The chips melt within the banana bread loaf, giving you a taste of bliss. The buttery banana and melty chocolate chips make for a best-ever banana bread recipe and a sure family favorite.

My family would eat this banana bread anytime. In fact, when ever I bake it, half is gone right when it comes out of the oven and is warm.

I prefer both chocolate and walnuts on my banana bread, but my daughter wants an excess of chocolate chips. She is the reason for chocolate on any bread or muffins I make!

If you are looking for a healthier version of this banana bread, check out my Whole Wheat Banana Bread which does not use any butter or sugar too.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

When my daughter wants a cake or bread that has chocolate, this banana bread and these easy banana chocolate chip muffins fit the bill perfectly. I usually have ripe bananas sitting on the counter. They add the perfect sweetness to the bread, and add a little bit of temptation with the chocolate chips. This recipe has now become a family favorite and we never tire of it. You can also make this easy banana bread recipe topped with walnuts in place of chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread loaf on a brown paper

How to make this easy chocolate chip banana bread?

This recipe calls for no appliances except the oven. All you need to have a is a bowl large enough for you to mash and mix all the ingredients together well. To make this banana bread, you need ripe bananas, the browner they are, the better is the flavor.

  • Before you start prepping the ingredients, pre-heat the oven at 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease a 9×5 loaf pan or you can line a parchment paper inside the pan.
  • Now is the time to mix to all the ingredients of this best banana bread recipe.
  • Take a large bowl, peel the bananas and mash them well without any lumps. If you like little lumps in your banana bread then you can mash the bananas coarsely.
  • Then mix the butter with the mashed bananas well.
  • Then add sugar, yogurt, vanilla with the banana and butter mixture. Sprinkle the baking soda and a pinch of salt and mix all the ingredients together.
Bananas in a white bowl being mashed
Sugar on top of mashed bananas
Mashed bananas in a white bowl
egg, yogurt and vanilla on mashed bananas
  • Now you need to add the flour and mix well before adding the chocolate chips to the banana bread.
  • Save some chocolate chips to add on the top of the banana bread once you have transferred the batter into the greased pan.
flour on top of mashed bananas with a spatula in a white bowl
Mini chocolate chips in top of batter in a white bowl
Batter in a white bowl
Batter with chocolate chips
  • Pour the batter and spread the chocolate chips on the top and slide the pan into the oven for baking.
  • Bake the banana bread for 45 minutes. Stick a toothpick inside the bread and see whether it comes out clean. if not bake for a few more minutes.
Batter topped with chocolate chips in a loaf pan
  • Once you have removed the pan from the oven, let it cool for some time before taking the bread out of the pan.
  • Remove the banana bread from the loaf pan and place it on a wire rack.
  • Slice it and enjoy the delicious slice of chocolate chip banana bread with your family.
Baked bread with chocolate chips in a load pan

Tips to make a loaf of delicious banana bread:

If you want to make this homemade banana bread more delicious, try these tips:

  • Use ripe spotted bananas for making this recipe. If your bananas are just getting brown leave them for an extra day.
  • It is best to have all the ingredients be at room temperature before you start mixing.
  • You can mash the bananas well if you want a smooth and moist banana bread or you can leave them a bit chunky too.
  • I generally use granulated sugar to make this banana bread recipe, but brown sugar works well too.
  • Melted butter works much better for this banana bread as this a one-bowl recipe and does not use a mixer.
  • Once you have added the dry ingredients, do not mix too much. Just fold in the flour gently.
  • I have used semi-sweet mini chocolate chips for this banana bread recipe, but you can use normal sized chocolate chips as well.
  • To keep your banana bread moist, wrap it in a plastic wrap and store it your kitchen counter or refrigerator.
Kid hands picking a slice of banana chocolate chip bread

How to store Banana Bread?

The best way is to keep Banana bread you are going to enjoy in 2-3 days  is on the kitchen counter. Once the banana bread is cooled, cover it with a plastic cling wrap or in an airtight container.

Can you store your banana bread in the freezer?

Yes, you can store the banana bread in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can store the whole loaf or cut it in slices. Just wrap the banana bread in plastic wrap or freeze wrap, then put in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer. Take it out of the freezer and let it come to room temperature and then enjoy a delicious slice. You can also warm it in the microwave for 10 seconds to get the fresh out of the oven taste!

Hope you enjoy this delicious Banana Bread with chocolate chips!

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Easy One-Bowl Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

A delicious homemade banana bread loaf sprinkled generously with chocolate chips. Try this easy and quick and sinfully moist banana bread recipe made with ripe bananas that are sitting right on your kitchen counter.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5 loaf pan or line a parchment paper in the pan.
  • In a large bowl, peel and smash bananas with a fork. Mix butter into the mashed bananas.
  • Mix in the sugar, egg, yogurt and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
  • Add the flour last, mix well. Then fold in the chocolate chips (save some to top after transferring the batter to the loaf pan). 
  • Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Spread the saved chocolate chips evenly.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the banana bread from the loaf pan on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

Storing: You can store on the counter for 2-3 days wrapped in a plastic wrap. 
Freeze banana bread: You can freeze banana bread wrapped in plastic wrap or in a freeze ziplock bag. To enjoy, take it out of the freezer and let it come to room temperature. You can also warm it in the microwave for 10 seconds.  

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 189mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 274IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Nut-free
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I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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17 Comments

  1. I am not sure what i did wrong, first time making this but didn’t grow at all. I was wondering if it was baking soda instead of powder, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I used greek yogurt, could that have been the issue?
    I will try again…eben tho did not grew at all was still delicious.

    1. Hi Sofia – sorry to hear that the bread did not work out as well. I do use baking soda in this recipe. I think greek yogurt should work fine. Glad you still liked the taste.

    1. Hi Luiza – Sure! if you use salted butter, skip adding the additional salt in the recipe.

  2. Wondering if it would work with whole wheat, almond, coconut or a flour mix? If someone tries that, would you please let me know. Thanks!

    1. Hi Vejay – You can use maple or agave syrup in this recipe in place of sugar. Hope you enjoy the banana bread.

      1. Raising hand…..I use 1/3 cup Stevia Leaf Extract (a powder) and 1/3 cup Greek yogurt to make up the volume. It works really well for me. Thank you for all of your hard work, I really love your recipes. Take care…

    1. Hi Anusha – I have not tried, but using 1/4 cup applesauce in place of an egg or Vinegar & baking soda (1 tsp baking soda mixed with 1 tbsp vinegar replaces 1 egg) are popular to substitute eggs in such bread recipes. Hope you give it a try!

  3. Can use Walnuts instead chocolate chips? If I can , then sugar quantity remain the same if not using chocolate chips?

    1. Hi Bhavana – Sure, you can use walnuts in this recipe. If not using chocolate chips, you can increase sugar to 3/4 cup. If you like lightly sweetened banana bread, 2/3 cup would work fine too. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. This bread turned out delicious! Will definitely make this more often. It was super easy to prepare.

  5. This was easy to make and it turned out delicious! I added chocolate chips and walnuts to mine. Will definitely be making it again.

  6. Yes you can make without egg.replace one egg with one tablespoon vinegar or 1/4 cup applesauce or 1/4 cup Plain yogurt