Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


Craving a sweet treat with a decadent twist? You’ll love this easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe!

It’s the perfect moist banana bread recipe with lots of gooey chocolate chips that will leave you craving more. You’ll love the flavor and how simple it is to make.

Enjoy it as an easy snack, breakfast on the go, or even dessert.

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A Perfect Quick Bread

This is the best chocolate chip banana bread recipe because it’s both simple and so delicious.

  • What’s not to love? It’s flavorful and extra moist.
  • This is a version of classic banana bread has added chocolate chips for a dose of delicious decadence.
  • It’s made with simple pantry ingredients that you probably already have.
  • It’s versatile, substitute the chocolate chips or try your own add ins.
  • Perfect for any time of day – breakfast, snack, or dessert.
  • You can make it ahead, and it keeps and freezes wonderfully.

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

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Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • The base: I use all-purpose flour with a bit of baking soda as a leavening agent, cinnamon for some warm spice, and a bit of salt.
  • Chocolate chips: I prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips but any variety will work in this recipe.
  • Butter: Use butter for a moist texture and rich flavor.
  • Sugar: A combination of both brown and white sugar add sweetness of course, but they also help create a perfect texture.
  • Eggs: They bind it all together.
  • Bananas: The star ingredient – ensure they’re ripe with lots of black spots for sweetness and moisture. Don’t add extra bananas or the bread can become heavy and dense.

VARIATIONS 

Banana bread is the perfect foundation for a variety of add-ins. Try toasted nuts like chopped walnuts or pecans. Dried fruits like strawberries, cherries, or cranberries will taste great as well!

The best banana bread is made with overripe bananas, so they are extra soft and sweet! Peel 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! To use in baking, thaw in the fridge or microwave and drain any liquid.

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. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in a second bowl.
  2. Mix the wet and dry ingredients just until combined.
  3. Pour into the prepared pan, top with additional chocolate chips if desired and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.
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

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8″x4″ loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

  • In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients. Add the chocolate chips and stir to coat.

  • In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, sugars, and vanilla extract. Beat in large eggs one at a time, then fold in the ripe bananas.

  • Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

  • Fold in mashed bananas. Fold in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

  • Pour the batter into the prepped loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Let the loaf cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.

Chocolate chip banana bread will keep for about a week at room temperature in an airtight container. You can sprinkle a few additional chocolate chips on top before baking if desired. To freeze, wrap in plastic wrap and label with the date and it will keep for up to four months in the freezer.
  • Use Overripe Bananas: The riper the banana, the sweeter and more flavorful your banana bread will be; they should have lots of black spots.
  • Don’t Overmix the Batter: Overmixing can create a dense, tough loaf. Mix just until the wet and dry ingredients are combined.
  • Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Room temperature ingredients blend together more smoothly for a better texture.
  • Check for Doneness: Ovens and baking pans can vary, use a toothpick to check if the bread is done. It should come out clean or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. Check the bread early to ensure it doesn’t overbake.
  • Allow the Bread to Cool: It’s important to let the banana bread cool before cutting into it to prevent it from crumbling.

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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