Loaf of chocolate chip banana bread with a few slices cut off on a bamboo tray with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate chip banana bread is a delicious variant on traditional banana bread. Just add some cocoa powder and chocolate chips for an easy breakfast bread!

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Banana bread is a staple in our house. We make it at least a few times per month. My boys love it for breakfast and it makes a great evening snack when it’s fresh out of the oven.

For a while, Tyler has been begging me to add chocolate. I kept saying no since we don’t need the extra sugar in the morning. But, one day, I caved. And man, were we missing out!

The chocolate chip banana bread is delicious. I still won’t make it all the time since I want to still limit our sugar. Though it’s a great way to make something a bit different for a change.

I used our regular banana bread recipe and made a few changes. I took out the cinnamon and added cocoa powder in its place. Then, we also added some chocolate chips into the batter.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a loaf pan.

Ingredients in stainless steel bowls for chocolate chip banana bread on a wooden surface

Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.

Creamed butter and sugar in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Stir in the eggs until they are well blended.

Banana bread batter in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Add the bananas and water and beat for at least 30 seconds.

Bananas mixed into batter in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa powder.

Cocoa powder mixed into banana bread batter in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Carefully fold the chocoalte chips into the batter.

Chocolate chip banana bread batter in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan. Bake for about 70 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Loaf of chocolate chip banana bread with a few slices cut off on a bamboo tray with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

When we make banana bread, it’s often in the evening and we have it for breakfast the following morning. After it’s done and cooled, cover with a beeswax wrap or aluminum foil. We then put it in the microwave so our cat doesn’t decide to find it on the counter, but that isn’t necessary.

Recipe

Originally Published On: July 31, 2020

Loaf of chocolate chip banana bread with a few slices cut off on a bamboo tray with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate chip banana bread is a delicious variant on traditional banana bread. Just add some cocoa powder and chocolate chips for an easy breakfast bread!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course:
Breakfast
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Dessert
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
banana
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bread
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chocolate
Dietary Needs:
Nut-Free
Servings: 12 slices
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas (overripe, smashed)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Grease a loaf pan
  • Mix the sugar and butter in a bowl
  • Stir in the eggs until well blended
  • Add the bananas and water, then beat for at elast 30 seconds
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa powder
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips
  • Pour into loaf pan
  • Bake about 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 167mg7%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 233IU5%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”

  1. I do a super similar recipe! I love making different variations of banana bread. Anything with chocolate chips is a huge favorite in this house.

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