This chocolate chip banana bread is sweet and incredibly moist and tender.

Who doesn’t love an easy banana bread recipe? We absolutely do! This amazing recipe is made with chocolate chips which makes it the best version that everyone will love!  Pop it into a purse or briefcase for a workday pick-me-up!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread on a white plate

Why We Love This Recipe

What’s not to love? Fresh, flavorful, and easy to put together. This is a version of classic banana bread with the sweet addition of chocolate chips. Perfect as a breakfast bread (or even dessert)!

Have it with whipped coffee or cocoa for an afternoon snack! Use a dash of walnuts or even peanuts for a little extra crunch!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread ingredients mixed in a white bowl


BANANAS Ripe, mashed bananas are used in this dessert. Use bananas from the freezer if that’s what you have, just be sure to thaw them out before adding to the mixture!

CHOCOLATE I use semi-sweet chips but milk chocolate will work (milk chocolate tends to be a bit sweeter). Use chocolate chunks if that’s what you have on hand.

VARIATIONS Banana breads are a perfect foundation for a variety of add-ins.
Try toasted walnuts, peanuts, or pecans. Dried fruits like strawberries, cherries, or cranberries will taste great as well!

PRO TIP: The best banana bread is made with overripe bananas, so they are extra soft and sweet! Peel, chop and freeze overripe bananas in the freezer. No waste and they’ll also be ready to pull out next time a banana bread craving hits!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the pan before baking

How to Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This recipe comes out so perfectly moist every time!

  1. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix gently. Do not overmix.
  2. Fold in the chocolate chips or other add-ins.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake until a wooden pick comes out clean from the center.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the pan after baking

How to Store Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • Chocolate chip banana bread will keep about a week at room temperature as long as it’s in an airtight container.
  • All quick breads freeze beautifully because their texture is dense. Simply wrap tightly in plastic wrap and label with the date and it will keep it’s flavor for up to a month in the freezer.
  • Or, slice into single servings and wrap. Take a slice out of the freezer and it will be thawed by noon, just in time for a quick mid-morning snack!

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This chocolate chip banana bread is moist and flavorful! It makes a perfect after school or mid-day snack at the office!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cool Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 slices


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butter melted, or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ⅓ cups mashed bananas about 3 medium


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8"x4" loaf pan.
  • Whisk dry ingredients in a small bowl. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Combine butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla.
  • Fold in mashed bananas. Fold in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake.
  • Cool in the pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on a rack.


Chocolate chip banana bread will keep for about a week at room temperature in an airtight container.
To freeze, simply wrap in plastic wrap and label with the date and it will keep for up to a month in the freezer.
4.95 from 20 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 356 | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. Hi Holly
    I frequently go to your pages and see the beautiful baked goods plus instructions on how to make them. But I don’t see ingredients lists with amount of each ingredient. Is there someplace to click to see the ingredients?

    Thank you very much

    1. Hi Gail, to see the full list of ingredients with amounts you need to scroll to the bottom to the recipe. You can also click “jump to recipe” at the top of each page. I hope this helps!

  2. This was really good. I thawed a few frozen, very ripe bananas. My daughter and I actually thought the amount of sugar could be reduced. We used gluten free flour because my daughter has celiac disease. It was done baking at 50 minutes. Will make again.