If you're looking for a simple and tasty recipe of chocolate chip banana bread, then you've found it! This recipe only requires one bowl (or two if you include the bowl for melting the butter). It's a straightforward recipe that even a beginner can follow, and it's not complicated for a professional baker. So, why wait? Try this easy and delicious chocolate chip banana bread recipe today!

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  • 3-4 med-large (320-440g) bananas mashed
  • 6 tbsp (80g) butter melted
  • 3/4 cup (145g) brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg grated
  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips for the top optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and insert a parchment sling for easier removal. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, melt butter in microwave. Set aside to cool slightly. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork or potato masher. Add the melted butter and stir until butter is fully incorporated.
  3. Add the brown, salt, egg and vanilla extract to the banana mixture. Stir until completely mixed in.
  4. Next, sprinkle the baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then stir until there are no pockets of baking soda or cinnamon remaining. 
  5. Add flour and mix until partly incorporated. Fold in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips until all the flour has been incorporated. Do not overmix.
  6. Scrape the chocolate chip banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top, if using. Place on the center rack in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If browning too quickly, lightly tent the loaf pan with aluminum foil.
  7. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Using the parchment sling, gently lift the chocolate chip banana bread out of the loaf pan onto a wire rack to cool completely. 
  8. Slice, serve and enjoy!


  • Bananas: I highly recommend using 4 bananas because it adds moisture to the loaf. If you don't have enough bananas to make this chocolate chip banana bread, you can substitute 113g (1/2 cup) applesauce for each banana. 
  • Butter: A neutral cooking oil can replace some, or all,  of the butter for healthier banana bread. I prefer to only replace about half, as the butter adds flavor. 
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg: Feel free to use 1 tsp of any spice blend here in place of the cinnamon and nutmeg. For example, try Apple Pie Spice or Pumpkin Pie spice. 
  • Flour: If you'd like to substitute whole wheat flour for some of the all-purpose flour, I recommend only replacing half. 
  • Chocolate chips: 
  • Loaf pan: You can make mini-loaves of this chocolate chip banana bread for sharing. Just be sure to check for doneness around 25 minutes of baking time.
  • Storage: Leftover chocolate chip banana bread can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days.