Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This is a classic banana bread – moist and full of chocolate chips! This recipe is one of my family’s favorites that I make on a sometimes weekly basis. I am the only regular banana eater in the house (besides my dog – he can hear me peeling a banana from the opposite end of the house and comes running) but keep buying them every week because my kids request the banana bread. A great way to use your overripe bananas, this loaf makes a great hostess gift, plus it freezes well tightly wrapped in foil the freezer for up to 3 months.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 bananas, mashed (1 cup mashed banana)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.

Grease and flour a 8 1/2-inch x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan (or use baking spray).

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the oil, bananas, and eggs. Stir in the chocolate chips (do not over-mix!) and pour into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 60-80 minutes. Cool the loaf in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely, right side up.

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  • Shannon Turner

    Yum I wanna try this one? Is this one loaf or two?

    • Beti Horvath

      One loaf, I often double it. Also a teaspoon of vanilla and or cinnamon are great additions.

      • Shannon Turner

        IM going to make sweet bread and fold in chocolate chips in sections and put it into the bread maker to bake. I just got the cutest little cooker.

      • Tamma Williams Borzotra

        I have never made banana bread what kind of flour is used? All-purpose?

  • Bethan Pf

    Made this yesterday. Really yum. I subbed half a cup of the flour for spelt flour and added a tsp of cream of tartare as I always find you can taste the bicarbonate (baking soda) otherwise.

  • Samantha

    I make this all the time, my family devours it in 15 minutes! I add peanut butter chips. I mean peanut butter banana and chocolate, the best!

  • katie213

    Yumm, does it make 1 mini loaf or 1 big loaf? Trying to figure how much i need to double by.

  • Maddie Whitehead

    more chocolate chips = better 🙂

  • Fritz Jameson

    My coworkers have made banana bread with chocolate chips, however, they say the chips go to the bottom. Any ideas?

    • Karen Galanty-Mari

      Coat the chips with a dusting of flour, then gently add to batter. That should prevent them from sinking while baking.

  • Rita Evans

    Replaced a little of the baking soda with baking powder and….. perfection!

  • Anne McIntyre

    Made this last night and it was delicious!

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