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Easy and Tasty Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

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Easy and Tasty Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips Recipe

Who loves banana bread? You’ll definitely want to check out this easy and tasty banana bread with chocolate chips recipe! The chocolate chips are optional but we just love them so I added them. banana bread with chocolate cipsUpdated Photo – May 2020

This month I’ve been in a mood for baking and making lots of different foods. I’ve been tired of the same old thing for breakfast, lunch and dinner and wanted some new snacks too. I love to bake but I don’t always have time and I don’t like to clean up the mess LOL. However, I do love freshly baked items and I love to do it with my daughter so we had a baking week.

We all love this banana bread with chocolate chips so this was an easy choice as our first baking item to do. We always double the recipe so we can get at least two loaves.

banana bread with chocolate chips

Who is ready to check out our easy and tasty banana bread with chocolate chips recipe? Let’s get to it shall we?

Yield: 1 loaf

Easy and Tasty Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

banana bread with chocolate cips

If you love banana bread you will want to try this easy banana bread with chocolate chips recipe. Easy, oh so tasty & it's a great recipe to bake with kids.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional in my opinion)
  • ½ cup of softened butter
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar (I use Demerara sugar but most use regular brown sugar)
  • 2 eggs – beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional but we LOVE vanilla)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease loaf pans (we use cooking spray)
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients into one large bowl
  3. In a separate bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl and stir (do not over mix) until moistened.
  5. Gently fold in half of the chocolate chips. The batter will be thick and lumpy. (Do not over mix)
  6. Pour batter in loaf pan/s and top with the remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Bake 50-60 minutes (depends on your oven) or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Set for 30 minutes and then put on a cooling rack

Notes

If you would like to add chopped walnuts add it at the same time with the chocolate chips in the batter.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

Looks easy right? It really is that easy to make this banana bread with chocolate chips and trust me when I say you’ll want to double the recipe! One loaf never lasts very long around here, even if I make two loaves it doesn’t last long. 

Make sure to check out some of our other tasty recipes we’ve got it all from snacks, appetizers, main meals and desserts!

banana bread with chocolate cips

How to store banana bread with chocolate chips

You need to store the banana bread with chocolate chips in preferably an airtight container for up to three days, ours never lasts that long before it’s gone. 

How long does Banana Bread last? Banana bread can last up to three days at room temperature or 5-7 days in the refrigerator or so I’m told because again we eat ours too quickly lolbanana bread with chocolate chips

Can You Freeze Banana Bread? 

Yes you can freeze the entire loaf in an airtight container or vacuum seal bag (on gentle). I suggest slicing it first though to make it easier when you defrost it so it’s ready eat. 

When you want a slice, just remove it from the freezer and microwave it for 15-30 seconds, depending on your microwave.

If you try this recipe let us know how you like it. Don’t forget to PIN this recipe for later!

If you love banana bread you will want to try this easy banana bread with chocolate chips recipe. Easy, oh so tasty & it's a great recipe to bake with kids.

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By on March 14th, 2014

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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123 thoughts on “Easy and Tasty Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips”

  1. Banana bread was and is a favourite in our home. Our grandchildren love it too. This looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh this banana bread looks so delicious!!! I make banana bread, but it’s very different compared to this recipe. Think the next time I make it, I’ll use your recipe. 🙂

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  3. We’re on a banana anything kick here lately. I love banana bread and haven’t made any in awhile. Thanks for this recipe. I’m going to try it out. I can smell it now. 🙂
    Carol L

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  4. (Easy and Tasty Banana Bread Recipe) This recipe for banana bread sounds so wonderful, it’s been a while since I have made any. I will make it real soon for my husband & I-

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  5. Now I want some!! I think I may tweak the recipe and add some chopped walnuts and some chocolate chips. I just love bananas with chocolate! Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. We love Banana bread around here but I use self rise flower and omit the salt,backing soda,and 3 banana’s mashed;per loaf,IT’S wonderful.

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  7. We Love Banana Bread. I Love your recipe!! I usually just buy the Banana Bread in a box where you just add eggs oil and water. But your recipe sounds Scrumptious. I will pin your recipe so I have it when I need it..Thankyou for Sharing! :0)

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  8. Your banana bread looks lovely. I have an old recipe that uses 4 BANANAS!! Can you believe it! Obviously not large bananas, but still. I will give yours a whirl one of these days..thanks!

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  9. YUM! I’ve been craving banana bread, but with all this heat, it’s hard to turn the oven on without feeling extra hot. I would love to add walnut to it. Great recipe; I will PIN it. Thanks!

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  10. I pinned your banana bread recipie to my favorite bread recipie board on pinterest. Thank you, can’t wait to make it.

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  11. My picky little grandson loves banana bread. Your recipe sounds wonderful. I will definitely make it the next time he’s over.

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  12. Oh my gosh this looks divine! I’ve been craving banana everything for a while now and banana bread sounds amazing right now. I love that this recipe is so easy to follow…I’ll be making this soon! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I Love Banana Bread! I usually buy it in a box and make it..But now that I have your recipe I want to try it.. I actually like cooking from scratch! I pinned this recipe so I can go to it when I need it! Your recipe sounds Delicious!! Thankyou so much for Sharing!!

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  14. LOL! I love this bread it is my favorite and looks easy to do.Thank you for sharing this post! I no I will be putting on a couple of lbs. with this one. It’s worth in my husband has been asking me to make one and this is perfect!

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  15. This looks so yummy! I just bought a bunch of bananas. I am going to have to let them age, so I can make this. I’m excited 🙂

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  16. Now this is up my alley as far as easy and have the ingredients on hand. I am not much withoug on of those big
    dough mixer but we will make it anyway .I love bananas and they love me too

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  17. While I’m not a fan of banana bread, seemingly all the women in my mom’s side of the family (plus a few others) are. Thanks for the recipe, I love using up bananas!

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  18. I haven’t made Banana Bread in years and the one’s you made look so tasty. Thanks for the reminder. Think it’s time for me to whip up a batch or two 🙂

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  19. This looks more and more like I need to make this today. You can almost smell the bread, looking at the pictures.

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  20. I came here cause I remembered seeing this recipe the other day and a have a bunch of over ripe bananas!! off to make some bread, thanks for having the recipe right here and so handy!! wish me luck hehehe

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  21. Today has been rainy and cold, and tomorrow will be the same. I have plenty of bananas so this will be perfect. Thank you for posting something so easy and good.

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  22. wow you bread looks amazing, i have been trying to find a great banana bread recipe, my daughter found one the other day and it didn’t turn out to great, i don’t know if it was my 16 year olds cooking or the recipe, but IM going to try this out. great recipe, thanks a bunch

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  23. I am so going to try this recipe ….I am allergic to fresh fruits and veggies, I am always looking for new recipes with either in them, mainly because I can only have them cooked or baked …Thank you so much for this recipe!!!

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  24. I’m not much of a baker but I do like to make banana bread and other breads. They’re great for breakfast and snacks and I can easily put them in hubby’s lunch. I like your daughter’s idea of adding chocolate chips and think I’ll do that next time.

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  25. I’m a sucker for banana bread, and I like all varieties. I’m going to put this particular recipe on my to-do list this week.

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  26. My biggest weaknesses are breads and pastas, and I’m a sucker for Banana bread. I tried making it one time aqnd it did not turn out as moist as I thought it should have. It wasn’t dry but should have been more moist. I will try this recipe and see how I do. Yum, I love banana bread!

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  27. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I had a great banana bread recipe that I used all the time, it was soooo easy, but I lost it!! I’ve found others, but they are more difficult to make, which makes me too lazy to make it lol

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  28. I Love Banana Bread with or without nuts. I have also had it with coconut in it. Now I think I’ll make some Banana Bread tomorrow morning since I have banana’s that are too ripe.

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  29. I love Banana nut bread but I have to leave out the nuts because some of the people in my family can’t eat them. I do however like to spice it up a bit by adding some cinnamon and or cloves/nutmeg. whatever I feel like that day sometimes all 3.

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  30. I love banana bread . It is a great way to use overripe bananas. I too always add vanilla and sometimes nuts or cranberries. I use brown sugar but a little less.

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  31. My Mom loves banana bread! Might try this for her! (I love bananas, but not banana flavored foods, bizarrely…except banana popsicles, lol!)

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  32. I love banana bread! A great way to use those bananas that seem to ripen so quickly! But I’m a little confused on your recipe, what is amount of bananas to use? I can’t read it right. Thanks!

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  33. I love banana bread and I wish I could make it more often. Heck, I love baking- I just don’t have the physical ability to do much of it. It’s probably just as well or I’d have a hard time not gaining weight, yikes!

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