Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Take my classic banana bread recipe add chocolate chips and you’ve got this amazing Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. This is a one-bowl recipe perfect for any occasion.

chocolate chip banana bread in loaf pan

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Soft, sweet banana bread with melty chocolate chips laced throughout it (plus some more on top) this is my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe! One bowl, 4 bananas, and about an hour in the oven yields two whole loaves perfect for sharing or storing away for later. So good!

Main Ingredients Needed

This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is based on my classic banana bread recipe with a few changes (I subbed out the oil for butter and added in some brown sugar)! Besides those two changes here’s what else you’ll need:

  • Butter – softened! The alternative is to use 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of oil, I just ran out of oil so I went with all butter. For moisture and flavor.
  • Granulated + Brown Sugar – both are used to sweeten however the brown sugar helps keep the bread moist and rich.
  • Bananas – you’re going to want very ripe bananas for this recipe. More on this below!
  • Eggs – for structure and texture.
  • Vanilla – use the real stuff if you can! For flavor.
  • Flour – this fills out the bread.
  • Baking Soda – this is used as the leavening agent.
  • Salt – used to enhance and balance all of the other flavors.
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt – used for moisture and a slight tangy flavor!
  • Chocolate Chips – these are found inside and out of this bread. I used semi-sweet but feel free to use dark or another kind.

A Note About Bananas

You’re going to need very ripe bananas for this recipe. The riper the sweeter it’s going to be, so plan accordingly! If you have ripe bananas you can store them in the freezer until you’re ready to use them (remember to thaw). Or if you are trying to ripen your bananas faster, keep a couple in a brown paper bag together. Bananas release a natural gas that encourages ripening, so when you contain them inside a near airtight container that gas is able to work on the fruit in a higher concentration.

slice of chocolate chip banana bread

How to Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

For full details on how to make chocolate chip banana bread, see the recipe card down below 🙂

1. Preheat + Prep

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease two light-colored loaf pans (8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4” high) with non-stick cooking spray and line the bottom and longest sides with parchment paper. Spray lightly again with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Make the Batter

In a large bowl, mix butter and sugars until well combined. Stir in eggs, vanilla, and banana until smooth. (It may turn a little lumpy, but this is completely normal.)

Gently stir in dry ingredients and sour cream until a uniform batter has formed. Scrape sides to ensure no lumps are present. Stir again briefly if needed.

3. Add Chocolate Chips

Fold in 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips into batter. Divide evenly between prepared pans. Top each loaf with 1/4 cup chocolate chips (or more) if desired.

4. Bake + Cool

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the lower half of the oven or until completely baked. If your loaves are getting too dark for your liking, you can tent with foil. Remove from oven and cool at least 20 minutes before removing from pan. Slice and serve.

baked chocolate chip banana bread in loaf pan

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread FAQs

How do I store Chocolate Chip Banana Bread?

Wrap/cover your chocolate chip banana bread with plastic wrap or foil and leave it at room temperature (aka on the counter) for up to four days. I would not recommend storing it in the fridge because it dries out the bread.

Can I freeze this recipe?

Because this recipe makes two loaves it’s perfect for sharing or freezing. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and/or foil then place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to four months. Thaw at room temperature when you’re ready to enjoy!

How to keep chocolate chips from sinking in banana bread?

If you’re worried about the chocolate chips sinking while baking there’s a super easy trick to put your mind at ease. Simply toss the chocolate chips in flour then add them into the batter before baking.

Can I add walnuts to this recipe?

Yes! Go ahead and add walnuts to this recipe, they give such a great nutty crunch alongside the sweet chocolate.

slice of chocolate chip banana bread

Even More Banana Bread to Try!

You guys, this bread was so so so good. I love this recipe warm but it’s just as good cooled off too.

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy 🙂

5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Take my classic banana bread recipe add chocolate chips and you've got this amazing Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Perfect for any occasion.
servings 24 servings (2 loaves)
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease two light colored loaf pan (8 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 2 3/4” high) with non-stick cooking spray and line the bottom and longest sides with parchment paper. Spray lightly again with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix butter and sugars until well combined. Stir in eggs, vanilla, and banana until smooth. (It may turn a little lumpy, but this is completely normal.)
  • Gently stir in dry ingredients and sour cream until a uniform batter has formed. Scrape sides to ensure no lumps are present. Stir again briefly if needed. Fold in 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips into batter. Divide evenly between prepared pans. Top each loaf with 1/4 cup chocolate chips (or more) if desired.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the lower half of the oven or until completely baked. If your loaves are getting too dark for your liking, you can tent with foil. Remove from oven and cool at least 20 minutes before removing from pan. Slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breads, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread recipe, how to make chocolate chip banana bread

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