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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread sliced on a bread board with a glass of milk
5 from 12 votes
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 328IU7%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:12 slices
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins

This recipe for chocolate chip banana bread is quite possibly the best banana bread in the world. There, I said it! It's so easy too make in one bowl and is a moist loaf of the classic sweet bread that’s chock full of decadent chocolate chips. It’s the perfect brunch or dessert option and can be frozen for later use!

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch or 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer, combine butter and sugars. Add in mashed banana, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Sift in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix until incorporated, but don’t over mix.

  2. Toss 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon flour. Fold the chocolate chips into the batter.

  3. Pour mixture into loaf pan. Top with extra 1/4 cup chocolate chips for presentation. After 35 minutes, I suggest lightly covering bread with foil, to avoid the top from getting too brown. Bake for a total of 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan for at least 10 minutes. Use a butter knife to loosen around the edges and carefully remove the bread from the pan. Cool completely on a cooling rack before slicing. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Storage: This bread will keep covered at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can store the bread in the refrigerator for longer, up to 7 days. If you want to enjoy  the refrigerated bread warm, you can heat it in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds or in a toaster oven for a short time.

Freezing: This chocolate chip banana bread freezes beautifully! You can double the recipe to have a whole extra loaf to freeze, or freeze leftover slices of bread. You can tightly wrap the whole loaf in plastic wrap, then place in a resealable bag and freeze. Thaw your bread at room temperature when you’re ready to eat. The other option is to wrap up individual slices in plastic wrap and store them in a resealable bag. You can then thaw your slices at room temperature or microwave them for about 20-30 seconds. Banana bread can be frozen for up to 3 months. I like to go ahead and mark the bag with the "to eat by" date, so I don't forget.

Recipe slightly adapted from All Recipes

Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.

Author: Kim
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread, easy banana bread

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