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A loaf of banana bread with two freshly cut slices in front of it

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is a treat guaranteed to delight all those who try it. With its dense, moist crumb and soft texture, you’ll never follow another banana bread recipe again!


  • 2 cups (260g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (112g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (168g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup (77g) sour cream
  • 2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 large ripe bananas)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups (211g) chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment, add the butter and brown sugar and beat together until light in color and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until just combined before adding the next.
  5. Add the sour cream, mashed bananas and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  6. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Do not over mix or you’ll end up with tough banana bread.
  7. Gently fold in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
  8. Add the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips over the top.
  9. Bake for 60-65 minutes. If your oven has a tendency to brown things a lot, you can tent it after 25-30 minutes. To test for doneness, a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf should come out clean.
  10. Remove loaf from the oven and allow to cool completely in the pan. Slice and serve when ready.


  • To Store: Keep bread in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days, or in the fridge for up to a week.
  • To Freeze: Wrap bread in plastic wrap and freeze in an airtight container for up to 4 months. Unwrap and thaw before enjoying.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 367
  • Sugar: 30.2 g
  • Sodium: 123.3 mg
  • Fat: 16.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.8 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.6 mg

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