Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Easy Chocolate Banana Bread, chocolate being optional, don’t have to change the recipe at all except for the addition of the chocolate. Easy, right?



Also try this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread or this Cranberry Eggnog Bread for two other great breakfast bread ideas!

It took me years to make my first loaf of Banana Bread. Truth is, a friend used to make many at a time and always gave me one or two from her supply. I was always so happy to get one from her so one day she asked why I didn’t just make them myself.

At the time, I didn’t ‘do bread’, and this confession made her laugh uncontrollably. She showed me how very simple it was, and it was then that I laughed at myself as well. It really is so easy!

Since that day many years ago {when she handed me her recipe and stopped being my bread dealer} I regularly make Banana Bread for my family myself.

Like she does, I make many loaves at a time, since they freeze so well. Then, I take one out of the freezer once a week, and serve as breakfast.

Banana Bread is a nice break from the usual cereal that my kids eat before school. Plus, it makes a great snack too, very great to have on hand.


** What I have pictured here is Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, yet you can just as easily make this Banana Bread recipe without the chocolate chips.

Or, perhaps you could use white chocolate. Feeling festive? Try green chocolate chips {coloured or mint flavoured} for St. Patricks Day.

Since I make many loaves at one time, I usually do half with the chocolate chips and half without.

In my recipe you’ll see the chocolate being optional, meaning you don’t have to change the recipe at all except for the addition of the chocolate. Easy, right?

So in honour of February 23rd being Banana Bread Day, I give to you this Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe. From our family, to yours. Enjoy!


Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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

Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, chocolate being optional, don't have to change the recipe at all except for the addition of the chocolate. Easy, right?


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp Magic brand baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • *optional - 1 cup Baker's milk chocolate chips


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl
  2. Add the mashed bananas and the eggs, and mix together
  3. Add everything else and mix thoroughly
  4. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for 1 hour or until an inserted fork comes out clean
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 511Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 346mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 3gSugar: 41gProtein: 8g

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  1. I love chocolate chip banana bread and make it quite often. In fact I have a freezer full of bananas right now that need used up!!

  2. Excited to try this recipe, looks delicious. I always make banana chocolate chip muffins but never the bread.

  3. I didn’t do bread either for the longest time. I was missing out on some good recipes. This looks super easy and tasty!

  4. I love making banana bread, you are right that it’s easy. I need to make more than 1 like you do though. Great idea!

  5. My son asked me this morning why I had never made banana bread and if I could make him some. This recipe looks yummy! I’ll try it with him this afternoon. Thanks, Caroline

  6. Yum! This looks delicious! For some reason my banana bread never turns out right so I’m gonna ask my mom to make it for me 🙂

  7. oh this looks so yummy. I’ve pinned it to my recipes board to try in the next week or two! Thank you for sharing such an easy tasty recipe!

    1. Thanks for the pin Darlene! It’s a great recipe, I need to make a few more loaves soon. My freezer is running low!

  8. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it. My little guys will LOVE the chocolate chips!

  9. I will have to try this out! I had a favorite recipe years ago, but lost the book and the printed page. I’ve been looking for a good recipe since!

  10. chocolate and banana, wonderful and as my husband doesn’t like banana it would be all for me

  11. Baking and soul food are a must in the fall. Brisk cold air – nothing better than a pot of homemade stew and bread rolls. If girth is your enemy – abstain – and a cup of coffee and a slice of banana bread will do. Never thought of using green chocolate chips – but will tuck that away for St Patrick’s Day. One thing I have found most banana breads can be quite dense/dry. A little tip that I learnt – use 6 bananas will not alter recipe but will make the banana bread more moist and once it comes from the oven – brush the top with milk – lends to a moist topping with soft edges.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

  12. Comfort food today – on this windy Monday morning. Ideal with a cup of coffee and an agenda to complete. Happy Monday – looks very delicious and moist.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

  13. I knew I would find what I was looking for in your recipe box!! I have 4 frozen bananas that I would like to make something with. I was thinking banana bread but with a bit of a ‘kick’ to it…chocolate is the perfect pairing with bananas. Thank you!

  14. Yum!! This looks amazing, my whole family would love this. Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

  15. My kids didn’t like bread until I added a few chocolate chips. Now they’re hooded on it

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