Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Your quest for the best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe ends here! This is the BEST!

I’m a HUGE banana bread fan. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in particular. Like I could easily put down an entire loaf of this without any questions. I’m that big of a fan. I’m fairly certain that this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was the first recipe I ever learned how to make. My guess, my mom taught it to me so I could start making it myself and she didn’t have to make bi-weekly batches because we ate it so quickly. Perks of having a child!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from (@Whatsgabycookin)

Banana Bread is just one of those recipes that you need in your back pocket. I’ve had plenty of banana bread in my day and this recipe below features everything that I’m looking for!

1: It HAS to be moist. No one likes dry banana bread.

2: Chocolate. The little chocolate chips give it that extra hint of sweetness.

3: No nuts. Okay you can add nuts if you want, but I’m partial to a no-nut banana bread! They just get in my way on my quest for the chocolate chips.

4: It tastes like banana! Load it up, I usually put in about 4 bananas. It’s the right thing to do.

There’s a video below if you want a step by step!!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from (@Whatsgabycookin)

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

5 from 23 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 loaves


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 4 over ripe bananas
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips plus extra for sprinkling on top


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar and whip for 2 minutes until combined.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is evenly combined.
  • Add the milk and the bananas and mix for 30 seconds. The batter will look a little curdled, this is normal.
  • Add the flour and the baking soda and mix for a few seconds until the flour is evenly combines. Add the chocolate chips and give it all a quick stir.
  • Spray 2 loaf pans with non-stick spray and evenly divide the batter in the 2 pans.
  • Transfer the loaf pans to the oven and bake for 45 minutes until a knife can be inserted in the center of the loaf and it comes out clean. Remove the banana bread loafs from the oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes before removing them from the pans and serving. If they need a little more time, continue baking until the knife comes out clean.


  1. I dislike the flavor of banana. I hate the texture of banana. I do not eat bananas. But i had too many ripe bananas that others were not eating. Made with the help of my toddler son so my measurements were not exact. I added some vanilla bc it’s kinda a baking rule for me. I ate half a loaf by myself. ‘Nuff said.

  2. Haha Gabi , I’ve just watched your snap chat… Been following your blog for years but I don’t do snap chat but took the plunge got my son to put it on my phone .and show me how to use it ….your banana bread snap is hilarious ..I Loved it , my banana bread is now in the oven ! Look forward to more of your snaps ..also LOVE James Corden car pools very impressed you guys in the US have embraced our very favourite comedian …Liza (London Town uk )

    1. I’m making it right now.Hey can I make cream cheese frosting on the side..Thanks gaby..

  3. I used to have a family recipe for banana bread but lost it in a move. I was craving chocolate and banana bread and came upon this recipe. It was amazing. The bread was so moist and the chocolate chips were the perfect addition. I already went back to the store to buy more bananas… Now I just have to wait for them to ripen! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. holy smokes! i just made this and it is delicious! my kids are going to love me more for this! thank you for the recipe!

  5. Ok Gaby, in the words of my boss… This bread is out of this world!! Thanks for helping me score points. It was very tasty!

  6. Googled best chocolate chip banana bread ever and your page came up. I used Heath bar chunks instead. Sooooo good!

  7. YUMMY and moist. Used dark chocolate chips to balance out the sweetness of the sugar and bananas. Thanks for the recipes!

  8. My daughter and I made this last night….it is absolutely delicious!!! The funny part….I don’t even like banana bread!!!

  9. I am making your bread right now and and while it smells heavenly, It has been in for 55 minutes already and is still gooey in the middle. Did I do something wrong? It is getting quite brown on top but I am going to let it bake a while longer and see if it will continue to bake. Any ideas?

    1. depending on your oven it might need to go for about 60 minutes – but I’ve never needed longer than that! Did you split the recipe up between 2 loaf pans or just 1?

    1. I haven’t tested it that way so I can’t tell you with any certainty that it would work – but if you try it, please keep us posted!

  10. I’ve been making these weekly for a couple weeks now with some disposable loaf pans we had on hand but we ran out and the only ones I had were the small size so I was forced to use a muffin pan and they still turned out great. Husband has been requesting these weekly since I first made them and he prefers the loaf form but agrees that the muffins are good too 🙂 Thank you so much for this recipe!

  11. I don’t have any milk!! Can your recipe still be a success without it? Or do you have anything I could replace it with? Please help 🙂

  12. Just wanted you to know Gaby that this our new fave banana bread recipe! I’ve been making them as muffins for the last couple months and I can’t seem to make them enough – super easy for lunches/snacks and absolutely delicious. I use half white and brown sugar, add vanilla and salt, and check them at about 15 min. 18 min or so seems perfect thus far. Thanks!!!!

  13. I make this all the time for myself and for when friends come over or as gifts for my coworkers at the animal hospital I volunteer at. I add a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract.

  14. I’ve made this many times and it’s amazing! What would be the best way to cut the recipe to make just one loaf? Thank you!!

  15. Just made this! I can’t wait to give these loafs as Christmas gifts! I bought some adorable mini pans for gift them in! Perfect, yummy, and cheap! Thanks for the great recipe!

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