Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

easy banana chocolate chip bread

If you have some overripe bananas in your fruit bowl and no clue what to do with them, I have the perfect recipe for you!

This easy banana chocolate chip bread is dense, moist and just sweet enough.

It’s a very simple recipe, you don’t need a fancy mixer, just a whisk and a wooden spoon or spatula. Whisk the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet ingredients in another, and then fold them together. In less than 10 minutes your banana bread will be in the oven!

With banana breads the rule is the riper and uglier the bananas, the better. Ripe bananas are sweeter and have a more intense flavor, they also make the bread super moist.

How amazing is chocolate and banana together? Such a great combo!  If you don’t like chocolate chips (who doesn’t like chocolate chips?!?!?) you can even toss in chopped nuts or leave it plain.

Cover the bread with foil halfway through baking if it’s browning too much. Banana bread may look done on the outside while the center remains uncooked. To check if it’s cooked, when you insert a toothpick it should come out clean.  If not, bake for another 5 minutes.

It keeps very well in an airtight container for a week or slice it, freeze it and pop it in the toaster/oven when you are ready to eat it.

This easy banana chocolate chip bread is perfect for a quick breakfast in the morning or an afternoon snack when you get the munchies. It’s so good and so simple that you’ll find yourself buying extra bananas so you can make it again.

easy banana chocolate chip bread
5 from 6 votes
Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
Prep Time:
7 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 7 mins
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Breakfast/Dessert

This easy banana chocolate chip bread is dense, moist and just sweet enough. It's a very simple recipe, you don’t need a fancy mixer.

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 160 grams (3/4 cup) light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 170 grams (6 ounces) Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 medium/large ripe bananas peeled and mashed (about 1 1/2 cup when mashed)
  • 240 grams (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100 grams (2/3 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C ( 350 degrees F). Spray a 23x8 cm (9x3 inch) loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the oil, sugar, eggs, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract until well combined.
  5. Add the bananas and stir to incorporate.
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  7. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, being careful not to over mix the batter.
  8. Fold in the chocolate chips (keep 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips aside)
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  10. and pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
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  12. Bake for 50 mins/1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  13. If the bread starts to brown too much, cover with foil and continue to bake until cooked through.
  14. When the easy banana chocolate chip bread is done, allow to cool in the loaf pan for at least 15 minutes before transferring to a rack to finish cooling.
  15. Banana bread will keep for up to 1 week in an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  16. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (60 g) — Calories: 152, Fat: 4.7g, Saturated Fat: 1.2g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 26mg, Carbohydrates: 25g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12.5g, Protein: 3.1g

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19 comments on “Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread”

  1. Love a good banana bread especially one with chocolate chips as well !

  2. This looks delicious, your photography is beautiful!

  3. Even I could bake this. Looks scrumptious. And healthful too, with all that banana! 😉

  4. First off this is one gorgeous banana bread. Your picture really have me sold. The addition of chocolate chips makes me want to reach right into my monitor and help myself.

  5. Looks really delicious Elena!

  6. G’day Love banana and chocolate combination! Great bread and photo! Pinned
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. One of my family favorites is Banana Bread and I haven’t made it in so long!! I have to change that.

  8. This bread looks and sound delicious! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  9. Your banana bread is supermodel pretty!

  10. I’m definitely one of those people who often has over-ripe bananas sitting around (both on my counter, and in my freezer) – they’re all just begging to be turned into banana bread! Love the option of using Greek yogurt for added protein and nutrition with less fat! Yummy, yummy photos of a great recipe! 😀

  11. Chocolate and banana are a perfect match!

  12. Elena! Fantastic, I have been craving this exact flavor of bread!!!!

  13. I bet your house smelled AMAZING when this was baking!!! I could go a for a slice of this right now!!

  14. I love a few slices of these toasted with some butter spread on top right now! YUM!

  15. This is better than store bought bread. From now on, Bananas and chocolate chips should be the staple in every bread I eat. Those pictures are very very enticing.

  16. This looks so delicious and I kind of want it right now!!! Like right this minute 😉

  17. I love a good banana bread.. especially when it contains chocolate like this. Just divine!

  18. Banana and chocolate is one of my favorite combos. Look mighty good! Pinned.

    Have a great day!

  19. I have just popped my loaf into the oven, smells delicious already! Can’t wait to share witit with my family this evening. Thanks for sharing this really easy recipe.

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