Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is my favorite quick and easy banana bread recipe that is loaded with chocolate chips. It’s moist, has tons of flavor from ripe bananas and it’s the best treat ever. I love that it only requires one bowl and its the perfect recipe to use up those ripe bananas sitting on the counter!
ONE-BOWL BANANA BREAD WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS!
I’m all about the easy baking recipes lately! With the start of school and getting back to our regular (and busy!) fall routine there’s nothing I love better than low-maintenance baking like this super moist Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips. This time of year when it starts to cool off I love to make quick bread because, well, they’re quick! My Pumpkin Bread, Zucchini Bread, and Apple Streusel Bread go into heavy rotation during the fall – I mean, is there anything better than the scent of fresh-baked bread? Make it an easy one and I’m sold! I will love it forever.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic Banana Bread but adding some chocolate chips takes it from pretty amazing to over-the-top delicious. That’s what I’m sharing today – a super easy Banana Bread recipe studded with chocolate chips that get all melty while the bread bakes. Serve it as a snack, as a dessert or for breakfast. Yes, you heard it from me – this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is the best excuse to have chocolate for breakfast!
In this post, I’m sharing all of my best tips for moist and delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread including how to ensure your banana bread puffs up while it bakes and doesn’t fall flat. If you’re ready for some easy fall baking, I think this banana bread should be first on your list!
WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD?
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
- ripe bananas
- baking soda
- mini chocolate chips
HOW DO I MAKE BANANA BREAD WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS?
- Cream the sugar and butter together in a large bowl for about 2 minutes or until it’s creamy. Add the eggs and bananas and mix until combined.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Fold the mini chocolate chips into the batter.
- Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan. Top the batter with more mini chocolate chips.
- Bake the banana bread for one hour at 350 degrees F or until a cake tester (or toothpick) comes out clean.
Although it’s tempting to slice the bread as soon as it comes out of the oven, I recommend cooling the bread for at least 30 minutes. This allows the flavors to develop and it will slice much easier, too!
WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE?
- stand mixer or a handheld mixer and a large bowl
- measuring cups and measuring spoons
- 9×5″ loaf pan
WHY DO CHOCOLATE CHIPS SINK IN BANANA BREAD?
Regular chocolate chips sink in banana bread because they are too heavy for the batter. That’s why I use mini chocolate chips for this recipe. They are lighter and don’t sink!
HOW DO YOU KEEP CHOCOLATE CHIPS FROM SINKING INTO BANANA BREAD?
If you don’t have mini chips you can use regular chocolate chips, but try tossing them in some flour before you add them to the batter. The flour sort of adheres to the batter and they don’t sink as much.
CAN FROZEN BANANAS BE USED FOR BAKING?
Yes, you can use frozen bananas for this recipe. Freezing ripe bananas is a great way to keep them on hand longer for recipes like this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Just peel the bananas and wrap them in plastic wrap. Store them in an airtight container (like a freezer bag or freezer-safe container) and they will keep for two to three months.
When you want to use them for Banana Bread, just thaw them for a bit at room temperature. It won’t take long!
WHY IS MY BANANA BREAD FLAT?
There are several reasons why your banana bread is flat:
- It’s not fully baked. Be sure to check the doneness with either a toothpick or cake tester. You should check for doneness in the center of the banana bread. Under baked banana bread can fall flat after it cools.
- Be sure to accurately measure the wet ingredients. Banana bread that is too moist might turn out flat!
- Has your baking soda expired? Baking soda is what gives this bread its lift, so if it’s expired it won’t rise as much or at all. Also, don’t substitute baking powder for this recipe otherwise the banana bread may not turn out the way it’s supposed to.
- Did you substitute a different kind of flour? I’ve only tested this recipe with all-purpose flour. Other types of flour may not work as well and could result in your banana bread being flat.
Are you ready to give your Banana Bread a chocolate upgrade? I’m pretty sure you’re going to love this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!
MORE BANANA BREAD RECIPES!
Love a fresh slice of banana bread with butter as much as I do? Here are a few more quick banana bread recipes that you will love!
- Banana Bread
- Chocolate Banana Bread
- Cinnamon Banana Bread
- Banana Zucchini Bread
- Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread
- Sour Cream Banana Bread
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