My mom’s chocolate chip banana bread is full of chocolate chips and is SUPER soft and moist thanks to 4 whole bananas and a little bit of oil. It’s the best!

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My mom's chocolate chip banana bread is full of chocolate chips and is SUPER soft and moist thanks to 4 whole bananas and a little bit of oil. It's the best!

My Mom has been making this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread for years, and it is THE BEST!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 medium, overripe bananas
  •  3/4 cup sugar
  •  1 egg
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  1/4 c. vegetable oil
  •  1 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
  •  1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  •  1/2 tsp. baking soda
  •  dash of ground cinnamon
  •  1/8 tsp salt
  •  1 cup chocolate chips + additional for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 9×5 baking pan by lining it with parchment or foil and lightly spraying with nonstick spray.
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork or whisk. Whisk in the sugar, egg, vanilla, and vegetable oil.
  3. Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. The batter will be lumpy.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan (top with more chocolate chips if you want). Bake for 55-60 minutes (start checking for doneness with a toothpick at 55 minutes). Let cool.

My mom's chocolate chip banana bread is full of chocolate chips and is SUPER soft and moist thanks to 4 whole bananas and a little bit of oil. It's the best!

My mom's banana bread is full of chocolate chips and is SUPER soft and moist thanks to 4 whole bananas and a little bit of oil. It's the best!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

My mom's banana bread is full of chocolate chips and is SUPER soft and moist thanks to 4 whole bananas and a little bit of oil. It's the best!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 medium, overripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • dash of ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips + additional for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 9x5 baking pan by lining it with parchment or foil and lightly spraying with nonstick spray.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 9x5 loaf baking pan by lining it with parchment or foil and lightly spraying nonstick spray.
  3. Mash the bananas with a fork or whisk. Whisk in the sugar, egg, vanilla, and vegetable oil.
  4. Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. The batter will be lumpy.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan (top with more chocolate chips if you want). Bake for 55-60 minutes (start checking for doneness with a toothpick at 55 minutes). Let cool.

Notes

Calories 312 | Fat 11g | Saturated Fat 8g | Carbs 52g | Fiber 5g | Sugar 32g | Protein 4g

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 3gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make substitutions?

If you want to lighten it up, feel free to omit the oil (or sub in applesauce) and replace the egg with 2 egg whites! We do this all the time, and it turns out great. You can also use whole wheat flour in place of the all purpose flour.

How do you keep banana bread fresh?

I’ve always found that this recipe keeps well simply wrapped in foil on the counter for a few days. 

How do you freeze banana bread?

This bread freezes REALLY well. If you have a ton of bananas and are wanting to make multiple loaves, it’s a great idea to freeze some for later! Wrap the cooled loaf in plastic wrap and then in foil. Let it thaw at room temperature before slicing.

Can I make muffins instead?

You can easily adapt this recipe for muffins! Just adjust the baking time to 20 minutes.

What can I add to banana bread?

There are so many fun ways to jazz up banana bread! Here are a few ideas:

  • Mix 1/4 cup peanut butter into the batter and add chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups.
  • Mix in toffee bits. The toffee will melt during baking and leave sweet little spots of caramel.
  • Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cinnamon sugar over the batter and then pour the rest of the batter on top. This will create a delicious cinnamon swirl.
  • Glaze! Add a peanut butter glaze or a chocolate glaze or a maple glaze. It’s amazing how a simple glaze can change a loaf of bread into a beautiful loaf cake!
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract, 1/2 teaspoon of butter extract, and 1/2 cup of sprinkles to make funfetti bread!

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