Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Growing up I was never a big fan of banana bread (I know that’s crazy!), that was until I discovered chocolate chip banana bread! This girl loves anything that’s filled with or covered in chocolate! This is hands down the best banana bread I’ve ever had which is why it doesn’t last more than a couple days in our house (sad because there’s only two of us). I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Note: As usual I substituted gluten free flour for all-purpose flour, so if you don’t have a gluten allergy you can use regular flour cup for cup with this recipe. If you’re gluten free or plan on making a yummy treat your gluten free friend can actually eat, I highly recommend Trader Joe’s all purpose gluten free flour.


2 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 ripe bananas mashed (the riper the better)
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I use dark chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 325. Grease 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.

Stir bananas, milk and cinnamon in a bowl.In a third bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Add eggs to butter mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition.Stir banana mixture into butter mixture. Stir in dry mixture until blended.Fold in chocolate chips until just combined.Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.Bake until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 70 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool on wire rack.Once cooled completely, slice and store in airtight container.


  1. says

    There’s literally nothing better than the smell of baking banana bread, plus it’s a great way to use up those browning bananas (which I HATE eating). Adding chocolate chips is always a yummy touch!

  2. says

    I can’t even tell you how excited I am to make this banana bread!! I have a nut allergy, so it’s usually so hard for me to eat banana bread because of the nuts. Thanks for sharing this nut-free recipe, Jen, and amazing pictures as always!

  3. says

    wow this looks so freaking good I can’t even handle it!
    I love that you gave a GF sub idea, I don’t eat bread/gluten so this is a recipe I absolutely am going to try :)

  4. Nnenna says

    I recently tried a recipe for chocolate chip banana scones and now I want to try this banana bread recipe- looks so tasty!

  5. Nina says

    I just made it, it’s still cooling down but the edges “broke off” so I was able to try it while it’s still warm. It’s delicious :)
    Thank you for sharing!!

  6. says

    Replacing my old Banana Bread recipe with this one. My 6 year old Grandson, who won’t eat Bananas, let alone the bread, has eaten 2 slices. His Mom couldn’t believe it. GREAT texture. GREAT flavor. Thanks for sharing.

  7. says

    This is a delicious banana bread. I was a little short on banana by about l/3 of a cup but it still turned out wonderfully moist and tasty. I added about 3/4 of a cup of blueberries which tasted great and also was visually pleasing. (Dusting the blueberries with flour help distribute them nicely) Thank you for a great recipe.


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