Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips Recipe

Say goodbye to throwing overripe bananas and create a sweet and delicious banana bread made of overripe bananas, made even sweeter with lots of chocolate chips.

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips Recipe
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Origin of the dish

Banana bread with chocolate chips is another variation recipe of banana bread. It is made with mashed bananas. Typically, moist and cake-like. It is then added with a good twist of the chocolate chips.

The origin of the banana bread is still unclear, though there are theories about its origin in 18th century when housewives were experimenting with pearlash. Banana bread was first featured in American cookbooks in 1930’s. However, it is the simplicity of the recipe that made it popular all over the world.

When is banana bread typically served?

Banana bread is a good snack typically served with a cup of coffee or even a glass of juice. It is commonly served in cafes, and coffee bars. Banana bread is usually eaten as a quick snack, but some may even consider this as a breakfast and/or dessert in a meal. It is sweet enough to be a dessert, and versatile enough to be a good breakfast pair with a coffee to kickstart your day.

Kitchen Utensils You Need in Making Banana Bread

You may need the help of the following kitchen tools and equipment in baking a good banana bread with chocolate chips:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Hand mixer (optional)
  • Whisk
  • Parchment paper
  • Banana bread baking pan
  • Oven
  • Bread knife
  • Serving plate
  • Measuring spoons and cups

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips’ Primary Ingredients – Overripe bananas and Chocolate chips

Banana bread tastes better with overripe bananas, though this is optional. I prefer mine where the banana peel is slightly speckled with brown spots. I personally recommend it due to its extra sweetness. If you don't have overripe bananas at home, you can take advantage to its very cheap price in the market since it’s overripe, they’d rather sell them cheaper than throw them all away. Overripe bananas are much sweeter and super-soft. You can mash them completely and effortless because of its super soft texture. Plus, it gives a more flavor to its taste.

Chocolate chips are other options that you can add to the recipe. Some may add nuts, but you can have them both, or none at all. We also have a banana bread variation in this website that excludes the chocolate chip as an ingredient.

The feature of this recipe is the chocolate chips. You can use sweet or semi-sweet chocolates, or even dark chocolates but it can add a bitter taste to the bread. No need for you to change any directions or ingredients in making banana bread. You can just add chocolate chips and no worries, nothing could go wrong if you just stick to the directions and measurements.

Interesting Facts

  • Bananas are quite popular in the United States. In fact, 96% of its population purchase bananas at least once a month.
  • The first written record of the discovery of bananas is that of Alexander the Great, when he conquered parts of India in 327 BCE, and he discovered bananas.
  • Banana bread is considered a quick bread because it does not contain yeast but has baking powder.

Tips and Tricks When Making Banana Bread

  • You can use brown sugar as an alternative to the white sugar. But do not use any liquid sweeteners.
  • The key to a perfect moist-banana bread is the ratio of flour to banana. It should be proportional. If you use too much flour it will become too dry. But if you don’t use enough flour, you bread will tend to become too wet. Ensure your flour is sifted.
  • Preheat your oven thoroughly to prevent your banana bread from overcooking.


  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/12 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup melted butter salted or unsalted
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a mixing bowl, smash the bananas until smooth.

  2. Add the melted butter. Then mix.

  3. Next the baking soda and salt. Stir.

  4. Pour in next the white sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Then mix well.

  5. Pour in the All-purpose flour. Mix.

  6. Lastly, add in the chocolate chips and mix well.

  7. Butter the loaf pan. Then pour in the batter.

  8. Bake at 175 degrees C for 1 hour.

  9. Remove from the oven and let cool for few minutes. Remove from the pan. Slice in your preferred serving size. Serve and enjoy!

The perfect snack or dessert. Super moist and the process is so quick and easy. You can always play with it by adding chocolate chips or nuts, whatever you prefer. Gather your families by just the aromatic sweet smell of the banana bread lingering to their noses, wondering what and where and of course when to eat it and satisfy their excitement. It’s a good way indeed to please a hungry and craving stomach.