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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread |

This is my mom’s famous banana bread recipe, and it’s one of my favorite foods from my childhood! It’s a fabulous way to use overripe bananas, bakes up in muffin form nicely, and freezes exceptionally well.

We definitely consider this a staple recipe in our family, and I’ll take that a step further and say it’s a staple in my comfort food repertoire. I think it has emotional healing properties… especially effective for taming wild hormonal outbursts.

And, er… I can personally vouch for that last bit.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread |

I love my mom’s baking. And her banana bread is like a great, big chocolate-chippy hug from her (we definitely express our love in chocolate chip and M&M form in our family).

So… if you ever need a hug from my mom, make this bread. It’s pretty much the exact same feeling ;)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread |

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 slightly beaten egg whites
  • 4 medium, overripe bananas
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mash the bananas (I usually beat mine in my stand mixer using the paddle attachment) until mostly smooth.
  3. Mix in the egg whites, sugar, vanilla, and oil, mix well.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Only mix until the batter forms. Fold in the chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.
  5. Pour batter into a greased and parchment lined loaf pan. A standard loaf pan will need to bake for about 45 minutes. Baking time will vary depending on the size of the loaf pan. A toothpick should come out clean before the removing the bread from the oven.
  6. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Check out one of my favorite banana bread recipes (involving Peanut Butter) over at Crazy for Crust!

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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19 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”

  1. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on August 26, 2013 at 10:22 am (#)

    Love chocolate chip banana bread! I agree its a total comfort food :)

  2. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on August 26, 2013 at 10:42 am (#)

    Aww there’s nothing better than a childhood favorite!

  3. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen posted on August 26, 2013 at 11:05 am (#)

    I love when childhood favorites are shared on blogs. There’s nothing better than a mother’s best recipe!

  4. ThisBakerGirlBlogs posted on August 26, 2013 at 1:10 pm (#)

    I love a good banana bread! The bursts of chocolate chips just make it that much better :)

  5. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on August 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm (#)

    Family recipes are the best! This looks great!

  6. Shiloh Barkley posted on August 26, 2013 at 4:04 pm (#)

    Yum! Just like Starbucks version!!

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on August 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm (#)

    I loooove banana bread. Never met one I didn’t love. I am guilty of having at least 25 recipes for it on my site. Lol But I keep making it and want to try your version next. Pinned!

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on August 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm (#)

    Mom’s banana breads are always magical! This is super gorgeous Ashton!

  9. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on August 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh, this just looks SO perfect on a morning before work with a cup of coffee. Can’t beat homemade recipes straight from Mom.. or from Ashton :)

  10. Emma posted on August 27, 2013 at 7:02 am (#)

    I love me a big ol’ slice of banana bread and this looks divine!

    Can not wait to try this, I have over ripe bananas at the ready. Yum yum!

  11. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on August 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm (#)

    I LOVE banana bread! This version looks awesome, Ashton!

  12. Loved the banana bread with choc chips posted on September 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm (#)

    This recipe is absolutely delicious and extremely easy to make. I made half the quantity and ate almost the entire thing. My husband, who doesn’t have a sweet tooth loved it as well, although he only got a couple of pieces.i am entertaining this weekend and am going to check out some more of your excellent deserts- hope to find some more of your moms recipes.

  13. Sandra posted on September 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm (#)

    Thanks for sharing your mom!

  14. Emily posted on December 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm (#)

    Any tips for making muffins instead of a loaf? I think these would be perfect for Christmas gifts, and I’m not up for baking several loaves. :)

    • Ashton posted on December 17, 2013 at 10:37 pm (#)

      Just pour the batter into muffin liners and bake for 20 minutes :) We do this often!

  15. Brooke posted on January 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm (#)

    I never knew you could make recipes like this without butter! I guess this truly shows how much I still need to learn! Great recipe by the way!

  16. Leigha @ Minougirl posted on February 2, 2014 at 12:16 pm (#)

    This looks SOSOSO yummy!! It’s very similar to my recipe! I’ve tried making it with applesauce, whole wheat flour, etc. but it’s just not quite the same. YUM!

  17. Chat posted on March 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm (#)

    i made it, and it’s reallly yummy! i’ll recommend it to my friends… thank you :)

  18. lori posted on August 14, 2014 at 9:22 pm (#)

    I made this and we loved it. Definitely my new go to banana bread recipe. Thanks for sharing.