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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


You can never have too many quick bread recipes, especially with our chocolate chip banana bread. Learn how to make this cake-like treat now.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper. Spray the entire loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar and butter on medium speed until blended together. Add eggs one at a time, and continue to beat the mixture until combined at medium speed.
  4. Mix in the bananas, sour cream, milk, and vanilla.
  5. Add the flour mixture. Beat at low speed, just until combined.
  6. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips without overmixing, reserving the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips for garnish.
  7. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes in the pan on a wire rack, then remove loaf and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Quick Breads
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods

Keywords: banana bread, chocolate chips, banana, chocolate