Chocolate chip banana bread is moist, sweet, and easy to make. This is my favorite bread recipe and I make it all the time. Very ripe bananas will work best in the recipe!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

I have to admit, I get a little excited when I see my bananas start to get those pretty little black spots on the peel. That means the bananas are getting extremely ripe, which is exactly what I need for my incredible chocolate chip banana bread recipe.

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I’ve been perfecting this moist and delicious banana bread with chocolate chips recipe for about a year, and I can tell you that this recipe is beyond perfect.

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If you follow my instructions and use very ripe bananas, you really just can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

My chocolate chip banana bread is so dense and moist on the inside, and the top bakes-up perfectly golden on top. Be sure to save a few of your mini chocolate chips to sprinkle all over the top of the bread, as this will give it a very pretty finish on top.

I’ve also found that sprinkling some granulated sugar on top with the chocolate chips gives the top a nice, extra-sweet flavor and texture.

Oh, and before I forget, if you love quick and scrumptious bread recipes don’t miss my blueberry zucchini bread and this amazing cream cheese filled pumpkin bread.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Best Dessert Bread

This banana bread is so sweet and delicious, you really don’t need to add any extras, but to boost the decadence level enjoy this bread with some softened butter spread on top.

This really is the bread recipe EVER!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

If you want to make some of my amazing bread, you’re going to need to have these delicious ingredients on hand.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, extra for the top

This is seriously the best chocolate chip banana bread recipe you’re ever going to try. The texture is perfect and the flavor is amazing. My husband requests that I make this bread all the time because it’s one of his favorite treats to have in the evening with a cup of coffee.

My kids also just plain love this recipe, especially when it shows up packed in their school lunches!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

I make this banana bread recipe in this 9 x 5 loaf pan.

This pan is my favorite for making this and many other bread recipes!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Can I Make This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread into Muffins?

This is a resounding YES! Check out my banana chocolate chip muffins recipe for all the details on accomplishing this!

I hope you ADORE this amazing recipe as much as my family does! It’s a keeper, and trust me, your friends and family are going to be begging for this delicious recipe. :)

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4.50 from 50 ratings

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Author: Crissy Page
Servings: 8 -10 slices
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total: 2 hours
Super moist and sweet chocolate chip banana bread is the ultimate quick bread recipe!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips extra for the top


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and the salt; set aside.
  • In another bowl mash the bananas with a fork or a potato masher. Stir in the vanilla and the milk; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer cream together the sugars and the butter until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
  • Mix the banana mixture into the butter mixture just until combined. Mix in the dry ingredients.  Using a wooden spoon, gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan. Lightly sprinkle the top with granulated sugar and add a few extra chips to the top, optional.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 65 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Place on a rack to cool for 15 to 20 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely before slicing.


You can also make this recipe into muffins. Please check out my banana chocolate chip muffins recipe.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 373mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g
Nutrition values are estimates, sourced from an online nutrition calculator. This information should never be considered a substitute for medical advice. Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Course: Quick Bread & Muffins
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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  1. This is the BEST RECIPE!
    I’ve tried several for other items…cookies and pancakes.
    Tried pancakes and cookies this morning… The pancakes take really long to cook and then they start browning a little bit on both sides so they don’t come out the best but the cookies come out perfect just like a muffin top… And I have done muffins with this recipe and it comes out the same as the bread just cooking about 20 or 25 minutes and it’s perfect 

  2. I love this recipe! Absolutely delicious. All my family loved it. Thank you

  3. I make this all the time. It really is a great recipe!!!!! Easy & very moist.
    I do sprinkle raw sugar to finish for a sweet crunchy top. And if I have them, I’ll throw in some butterscotch chips as well. 
    Thanks for sharing!!! Happy Baking y’all! 

  4. I made this bread yesterday. My husband & I loved it.

  5. Should the butter be Salted or not?

  6. I just made this and it’s so good! Thank you for the recipe! I added an extra banana just bc mine were smaller/organic and Didn’t feel they were medium sized. I also baked it into 2 – medium loaf tins and baked it for 55 mins. Which turned out PERFECT. I may have gone a little over board with the sugar. I lined the greased tin/pan with a little sugar after I sprayed it and gave it a sweet crust all around. I will be making this again!  I may bake it in mini loaf pans and gift to people during the holidays or something. ☺️

  7. Good morning! While I have not tasted yet.. I’m impressed by the quantity double batch it produced… I made four mine loafs and one reg size by doubling batch! Stay tuned for my toughest critics daughter and granddaughters..

  8. Elizabeth Martinez says:

    Will it work if I only have 2 bananas?

  9. Hope Whaley says:

    5 stars
    I have made this recipe twice in one week. My husband took one to a men’s Bible study and it was devoured. We enjoyed the second one. Delicious and so moist — just perfect. Love the choc chips and sugar on the top. A winner!!

  10. Dolores Lembeck says:

    5 stars
    This is truly the best banana bread I’ve ever made.  Absolutely delicious.  My friend thought it was a cake.  

    1. Crissy Page says:

      I’m so glad you loved it, Dolores!

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