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One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe is an easy one bowl recipe made with ripe bananas and dark chocolate chips for an irresistible treat! This banana bread recipe is moist and full of banana flavor and mini chocolate chips in every bite! Enjoy this recipe for breakfast with a little butter or enjoy a slice of banana bread as a delicious snack, or even dessert!

If you're looking for a way to use up those overripe bananas sitting on your counter top, then you should try these other delicious banana bread recipes next - Classic Banana Bread, Chocolate Banana Bread, and Maple Cinnamon Banana Bread.

one bowl chocolate chip banana bread sliced on a serving board.
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We may be past the banana bread craze of 2020 but it's still a classic baked treat! This easy banana bread recipe has been on regular rotation in my house. It's a quick bread that's made in ONE bowl!

I repeat - one bowl! It's essentially a classic banana bread recipe with chocolate chips and is incredibly moist, tender, and soft with a amazing chocolatey flavor.

My favorite thing about this moist banana bread recipe is that it keeps YOU (the baker) in mind! It only calls for a handful of ingredients - everyday pantry ingredients that you more than likely already have on hand! It's all mixed in just one large bowl which makes this an easy recipe with even easier clean up. No stand mixer needed.

If those brown bananas have been on the counter top staring at you - grab them and make the best chocolate chip banana bread ever! I can 100% guarantee that this will be your new favorite banana bread recipe! Try not to eat the whole loaf at once. Happy baking!

Ingredients

ingredients to make chocolate chip banana bread - all purpose flour, baking soda, kosher salt, oil, butter, sour cream, bananas, eggs, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, melted butter. and chocolate chips.

This easy chocolate chip banana bread comes together with just a few simple ingredients.

  • Bananas - Now is the time to let your mushy, brown super ripe bananas shine! Overripe bananas are the best bananas because provide they have great flavor and mash easily. I like to keep a few small chunks in for some added texture when I mash the bananas.
  • Butter - Make sure the butter is melted so it blends better with the flour. You can use unsalted butter or salted butter as per your preference.
  • Vegetable oil - the helps to keep this a super moist chocolate chip banana bread. You can use canola oil, coconut oil, or even olive oil!
  • Sugar - I use a blend of brown sugar and white sugar.
  • Sour cream - Balance out the sweetness and add some extra moisture with this. You can also use greek yogurt or full fat regular yogurt in its place.
  • Vanilla extract - Bring out those warm flavors with a teaspoon vanilla extract. It adds a subtle caramel-like flavor that goes so well with those ripe bananas.
  • Eggs, all purpose flour and baking soda - Standard stuff for baking.
  • Spices - I used a ½ tsp of cinnamon and a ⅛ tsp of nutmeg to give this banana bread a little flavor. It's what makes this such a great recipe!
  • Dark chocolate chip chips - Elevate your banana bread with chocolate chips. You can also use extra chocolate chips, add chocolate chunks, or use semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of the bread for
  • Kosher salt - to bring all of the flavors together!

How to Quickly Ripen Bananas

Are your bananas not ripe enough? You can place bananas in a brown paper bag overnight to block oxygen and speed up the ripening process. If you need ripe bananas sooner, pierce them with a fork and place in the microwave for about a minute. Watch them closely.

You can also roast bananas in the oven on a baking sheet with the banana peel on. Place the bananas into the oven on the top rack preheated to 300 degrees F. Let them cook for 15-30 minutes, until the peels are black all the way around. Let them cool, remove the banana peels, and mash the bananas to make this chocolatey banana bread.

Variations & Substitutions

one bowl chocolate chip banana bread sliced on a board with butter.

Customise this homemade banana bread to your liking with the following tips:

  • Gluten-free - Use a 1-to-1 gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose.
  • Nuts - Walnuts or pecan would taste amazing with gooey chocolate morsels. It would also balance out the spices.
  • Chocolate chips - You can use whatever kind of chocolate you prefer. I used dark chocolate but you can use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips instead.
  • Add a little peanut butter for extra flavor!
  • Turn this traditional banana bread up a notch by adding brown butter for extra flavor.

Tips for the Best Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

a hand grabbing a piece of chocolate chip banana bread.
  • Use room temperature ingredients. The eggs, sour cream, and bananas should be at room temperature for the batter to come together without separating.
  • Do not overmix the batter. Mix only until the wet ingredients and dry ingredients are just combined.
  • Avoid over baking so the banana chocolate chip bread doesn't become dry. Around 1 hour and 5 minutes, check the bread by poking the center of the banana bread with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is finished baking. If a little bit of batter is on the toothpick, let it bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Having this after dinner? Serve with a side of ice cream (coffee ice cream if you really want to indulge your sweet tooth).
  • Use a kitchen scale to measure your ingredients! This will provide the best results for this easy recipe.

How to Make One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9x5 baking pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer or electric mixer, mix together bananas, melted butter, vegetable oil, brown sugar, and sugar in a large mixing bowl until mixture is smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add eggs, one at a time, making sure that each egg is fully incorporated prior to adding the next. Add sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
mashed bananas, sour cream, melted butter, eggs, oil, and sugar in a bowl.
  • Using a silicone spatula, fold flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda into the banana mixture. Mix together until just combined. Then add chocolate chips and continue to fold together.
chocolate chip banana bread batter in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add banana bread batter to the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the top of the batter with additional chocolate if desired. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes.
banana bread batter in a 9x5 loaf pan.
  • Allow the loaf of banana bread to cool on a wire rack.

Recipe FAQs

Can bananas be too ripe for banana bread?

Yes. You can tell if a banana is too ripe for banana bread by looking at it and smelling it. Surprisingly, a black banana can still be good to use because they often produce the sweetest banana bread! But if you spot mold, the inside of the banana is leaking, or it has an odd odor, do not consume it. Throw it away.

How to Keep Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Moist?

In order to keep it moist, allow the banana bread to completely cool then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Place it in an airtight container or ziploc bag. It will keep on the counter for up to 5 days or 8 days in the fridge.

Can you freeze banana bread?

You can freeze banana bread for up to 3 months in an air-tight container. Let it defrost in the fridge when you are ready to enjoy it.

moist chocolate chip banana bread on a piece of parchment paper.

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one bowl chocolate chip banana bread sliced on a serving board.

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is an easy one bowl recipe made with ripe bananas and dark chocolate chips for an irresistible treat. Enjoy this homemade banana bread for breakfast, or brunch, as a snack, or dessert.
Serving: 10
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Calories: 370kcal

Equipment

  • 9x5 loaf pan
  • hand mixer
  • Large Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Salted Butter (melted)
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ¾ cup Brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs (room temperature)
  • cup Sour cream (room temperature)
  • 1 ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 Bananas (ripe and soft)
  • 2 cups Flour
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • tsp Nutmeg
  • tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips additional for topping

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9x5 baking pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer, mix together melted butter, oil, brown sugar, and sugar until mixture is smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add eggs, one at a time, making sure that each egg is fully incorporated prior to adding the next. Add sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Then add bananas and use electric mixer to incorporate the bananas into the batter.
  • Add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and kosher salt. Mix together until just combined. Then add chocolate chips.
  • Add batter to the prepared baking pan and sprinkle with additional chocolate if desired. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Notes

Tips
  • Use room temperature ingredients. The eggs, sour cream, and bananas should be at room temperature for the batter to come together without separating.
  • Do not overmix the batter. Mix only until the wet ingredients and dry ingredients are just combined.
  • Avoid over baking so the banana chocolate chip bread doesn't become dry. Around 1 hour and 5 minutes, check the bread by poking the center of the banana bread with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is finished baking. If a little bit of batter is on the toothpick, let it bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Having this after dinner? Serve with a side of ice cream (coffee ice cream if you really want to indulge your sweet tooth).
  • Use a kitchen scale to measure your ingredients! This will provide the best results for this easy recipe.
Variations and Substitutions
Customise this homemade banana bread to your liking with the following tips:
  • Gluten-free - Use a 1-to-1 gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose.
  • Nuts - Walnuts or pecan would taste amazing with gooey chocolate morsels. It would also balance out the spices.
  • Chocolate chips - You can use whatever kind of chocolate you prefer. I used dark chocolate but you can use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips instead.
  • Add a little peanut butter for extra flavor!
  • Turn this traditional banana bread up a notch by adding brown butter for extra flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve always been kinda sorta about banana bread. No more! Britney you NAILED this! Like I cannot wait to make this again. The chocolate isn’t overpowering and the texture and banana flavor is the best I’ve ever made! Omg Britney!!!!

  2. 5 stars
    Easily the best banana bread I've ever made. The chocolate chips go really well with the banana flavor and it's super moist too.