The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


When I woke up this morning, I went into the kitchen to pour myself a cup of coffee. I noticed the overly ripe bananas sitting on the counter and suddenly had the urge to bake banana bread. That is something my mom would do. My mom made banana bread at least once a month because no one in the house would eat bananas, and she continued to buy them. I didn’t mind because I love banana bread. The best kind of banana bread is moist, falls apart easily, and has just the right amount of banana power.

I didn’t have my mom’s recipe on hand, so I went to the best source for banana bread…the internet. When it comes to baking, I like to find recipes with the best reviews. That way, you know it’s good. After doing some research, I found this recipe for banana bread on It had over 550 reviews and most of them were 4-5 stars. After writing up this blog post, I’ll be adding another review and another five stars to the page.

I like simple to follow recipes and this was definitely one of them. It took about 10 minutes to prepare and one hour to bake. While the banana bread baked, I sipped on my coffee and enjoyed the delicious banana bread aroma that filled the air. No need for banana bread candles when you can have the real deal floating around.


The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 49 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 4 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 180 kcal
Author Taralynn McNitt


  • 1 Stick (1/2 cup) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar (or Swerve)
  • 2 Large Eggs (beaten)
  • 3 Medium Extra-Ripe Bananas
  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 10 Ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  1. Grease a loaf pan with butter/or cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in an electric mixer.

  3. Mix in the beaten eggs, vanilla, and bananas. 

  4. Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together.  

  5. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the mixer. 

  6. Stir in the chocolate chips. 

  7. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. 

    *top with walnuts or other fun toppings if you want! 

  8. Bake for 5-50 minutes. Use the toothpick method to determine if they are done. 

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-Bake the loaf for 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn oven off and let the loaf sit in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I like banana bread when it is fresh out of the oven. But, if you are not going to eat it right away, store it in the fridge so that it will stay nice and moist.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I was extremely happy with the way the banana bread turned out. The texture and flavors were spot on. I move into my new place next week and I can’t wait to start back up baking and cooking new recipes. I know I’ve been slacking in that category, but it’ll all be back to normal soon!

xo and have a wonderful Monday!Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 10.17.16 AM

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  • Jaclyn

    Thanks for the recipe! It turned out delicious

    Reply to Jaclyn
  • Selene

    I can aet banana bread literally with anything 🙂

    Reply to Selene
  • Laura

    Making this banana bread for the 5th time now…I’m obsessed! I almost cheer when I see the bananas get a little too ripe. Thank you for sharing this recipe!! 🙂

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  • tina

    Best tasting banana bread I have ever made.

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  • Donna

    Made this with half a cup chickpea flour, half cup brown rice flour, and half cup white flour. Still turned out fantastic

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  • SAUL

    This was on my Facebook feed and now I’m going to have to try it. DARN COWORKERS!

    Reply to SAUL
  • ana

    making this asap

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  • Bill

    Can I keep this in the freezer?

    Reply to Bill
  • viv

    My favorite recipe of yours!

    Reply to viv
  • melanie

    This was the best banana bread I have ever made! (sorry mom)

    Reply to melanie
  • Will

    My coworker brought this into the office (she works with your boyfriend Nick) and everyone loved it.

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  • Regan


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  • Mick

    Yum! I have to make this.

    Reply to Mick
  • cate

    I made this and it was fantastic. Thank you tl

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  • pat

    loved this recipe *****

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  • Ariel

    Delicious–I had to keep mine in the oven 10 more minutes since I used a smaller bread pan, but this was a total hit! I split it up with friends before a trip and it was done in moments..

    Reply to Ariel
  • Amy

    This was fantastic and so easy. We couldn’t stop eating it. My new favorite banana bread recipe. Thanks!

    Reply to Amy
  • Einat

    It looks so good. I’m gonna give it a try today. Do u think I can replace the butter with something lighter like milk? or use less butter?

    Reply to Einat
  • Lisa

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! If I use baking stevia it says 1/2 cup equals to 1 cup of sugar. Above you mentioned substituting it with 1 cup of baking stevia, will it be the same or sweeter ?

    Reply to Lisa
  • Mindy

    Just made this tonight! Loved it! I added some cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to it and used walnuts since I didn’t have the dark choc chips. So yummy!! Thanks for posting the recipe!

    Reply to Mindy
  • Leila

    lol.. Banana bread candles! That would be something.. Anyway, the banana bread looks delicious! I really liked the video tutorial. Hope there will be more to come!

    Reply to Leila
  • Livi

    I made some delicious banana bread this weekend!! Love it!

    Reply to Livi
  • taylor

    my dad passed down a family banana bread recipe using buckwheat flour…I think ill add chocolate chips to it after seeing this!

    Reply to taylor
  • Melanie

    YUM I love banana bread. It’s one of my favorite things to bake! I have a whole wheat choc chip banana bread recipe on my blog that is delicious! I definitely want to give this recipe a try.

    Reply to Melanie
  • Leigha @ The Yooper Girl

    BANANA BREAD <3 it's my all time favorite food, for sure. I just made blueberry banana muffins yesterday! So yummy 🙂

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