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The best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. This easy to make, super moist banana bread recipe will be your go-to recipe anytime you have overripe bananas on your counter!
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  1. Easy Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
  2. Ingredients for Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Recipe
  3. How To Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
  4. Banana Chocolate Chip Bread FAQs
  5. How to quickly ripen bananas
  6. Great add in's for Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
  7. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

The best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe ever! It is super moist and loaded with melted chocolate chips and fresh ripe bananas! See why this banana bread recipe has been shared millions of times and everyone agrees, not only is it fool-proof, it is the best around!

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Easy Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

We always have bananas sitting on the counter in our house. When the bananas begin to get a little bit brown and start getting a little overripe, no one will eat them. This can only mean one thing…banana bread time!

I swear I think my family may intentionally let the over rippen just so I will make a banana bread. However, let me tell you this… all banana breads are not created equal. Ask anyone and they will tell you they have the best banana bread recipe, but trust me on this one… they are wrong. This is THE BEST Banana Bread Recipe ever!

It is an easy-to-make, super moist banana bread recipe and I promise it will be your go-to recipe! This recipe makes TWO loaves, one for now and one for later – WIN WIN!!

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Ingredients for Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Recipe

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ⅓ tablespoons milk
  • 3 ripened bananas (see our tips below on how to speed up the ripening process)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ bag chocolate chips

How To Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

  1. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, combine sugar and butter. Add in the eggs and blend. Add milk and bananas and mix for about 1 minute.
banana bread batter with bananas on top
  • Add flour and baking soda and mix until blended and then fold in the chocolate chips.
mixing chocolate chips into a banana bread batter
  • Spray 2 loaf pans with non-cook spray and divide the batter. Split the batter into the two pans.
banana bread batter in two loaf pans
  • Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. You should be able to take a knife or a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf and they should come out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 30 – 45 minutes. Remove from pan and serve

PRO-TIP: I serve one and freeze one… wrap in plastic wrap and then with tin foil and freeze)

chocolate chip banana bread on iron rack

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread FAQs

Can I freeze banana bread?

Yes, you can freeze your banana bread. As I mentioned, the recipe makes two loaves of bread. One for now, one for later! You can wrap the extra loaf in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil and freeze it. Pull it out and let it thaw and it will be ready to serve at a later date!!

How do you make banana chocolate chip muffins?

You can easily make these into muffins! If you want to make full-size banana bread muffins, I would follow the instructions below, but bake them for about 25 minutes (bake them until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.)
I have a great mini banana bread muffin recipe that you can follow step-by-step here.

How to keep the chocolate chips from sinking in your bread?

This batter is pretty thick, so they generally don’t sink. However, if you are worried, toss them in a little bit of flour and that should keep them put! This will work with other breads and cakes, as well! I also like to sprinkle some on the top of the bread after it is in the loaf pan!

Can bananas be too ripe to use in banana bread?

Overripe bananas are not always safe to eat straight, but they can be used safely for baking. However, if they are black, it is time to throw them out.
When I have ripe bananas sitting on the counter and no time to make a loaf of banana bread, I will freeze the bananas (see tip below)

Can I freeze overripe bananas to use later in banana bread?

Yes! I like to peel my overripe bananas and break them up into pieces and throw them a ziplock bag and freeze them. Then, just thaw them when ready to use!

What are the best chocolate chips for Banana Chocolate Chip Bread?

We typically use semi-sweet chocolate chips in our banana bread. However, you can use milk chocolate or even dark chocolate chips.

Do you put baking soda or baking powder in banana bread?

Be sure to use baking soda when making banana bread, not baking powder. However, baking powder can be substituted if you are in a pinch.

How do you keep banana bread moist?

The secret is the banana to flour ratio. This banana breads ratio is perfect for a moist and delicious banana bread. If your banana bread is dry, you may have added too much flour.

Why is my banana bread soggy?

A soggy banana bread may be again due to the flour to banana ratio. In the case of soggy banana bread, you may have too much banana.

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How to quickly ripen bananas

There are a few ways to do this, depending on how much time you have.

Super quick method using the Microwave: One way to quickly ripen bananas is using your microwave. Leave the banana in the peel and poke the banana using a fork on all sides. Pop it in the microwave for about 30 – 45 seconds (use about 15-second intervals until desired ripeness.) It won’t look pretty on the outside, but should be ripe on the inside! Let it cool (it may be hot).

12-24 hour method using a paper bag: If you have a little more time, place the bananas in a brown paper bag. The Ethylene will build up and circulate within the bag and speed up the ripening process.

15 – 30 minutes method using oven: If you have a few minutes to spare, try the oven method to ripen your bananas. The bananas cannot be too green for this method. Grab a cookie sheet and place the unpeeled bananas in the oven at 300 degrees for about 15-30 minutes until the peels are shiny and black.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread bite

Great add in’s for Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

  • Walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Coconut flakes
  • Sprinkles (make it festive!)
  • Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Serves — 12
The best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. This easy to make, super moist banana bread recipe will be your go-to recipe anytime you have overripe bananas on your counter!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ⅓ tablespoons milk
  • 3 ripened bananas
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ bag chocolate chips totally your preference on how much you like

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar and the butter.  Use a mixer on low until combined.  
  • Add eggs and blend.  
  • Add milk and the bananas and mix for about 1 minute. The batter may look at little lumpy – that’s ok! 
  • Add the flour and the baking soda and mix until blended. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spray 2 loaf pans with non-cook spray and divide the batter. Pour the batter into the two pans.
  • Bake for 45 minutes (mine took a little longer, but my ovens are not so great).  You should be able to take a knife or a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf and the they should come out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 30 – 45 minutes.  Remove from pan and serve 
  • (I serve one and freeze one… wrap in plastic wrap and then with tin foil and freeze)

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.4mg
The best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. I wanted to drop you a thank you for this recipe. The instructions are so easy to follow and as a beginning baker that’s appreciated. I have made this twice now as loaves and muffins and it has turned out absolutely perfect both times. I went with a more bitter chocolate but that’s just a preference thing. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. I have made it as loaves and muffins and been happy both times. The instructions are great. Today I added cocoa to the batter so we’ll see how it turns out. Waiting for them to cool. 🙂

  3. Made the 3 ingredient banana breakfast cookies. They’d taste great but are a little on the pale side & a little wet on the bottom. I cooked the full 18 min. I also only got twelve cookies from the batch. They weren’t thick just bigger than your picture They taste great and I would make them again for sure. The second batch I made I added a bunch of nuts & seeds instead of the chips and they are great too. Very versatile recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    So yummy and delicious! I added some chopped walnuts for a crunch. Anyway, it certainly doesn’t stay around our house too long! Thanks for the recipe

  5. I’ve made your recipe many times because everyone just loves it and ask for it. I add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa and 3/4 cup brown sugar to give it even more chocolate flavor. Super yummy 😋😋😋

  6. I love your easy and delicious recipes..
    I have had great success with all I have tried.
    Saying this, I don’t like all the bouncing Ads, as they are very distracting…..to the point of getting frustrated just trying to see it.
    Please continue sharing but in a much calmer way.