Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread – this one bowl banana bread recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep! It’s one of the best banana bread recipes I’ve tried!

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread - this one bowl banana bread recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep! It’s one of the best banana bread recipes I’ve tried!
This is one of those recipes that you can pull together in about 10 minutes.

I like to think of it as the perfect sunday afternoon recipe. I’ll be relaxing around the house and I’ll decide that I want banana bread. 10 minutes later, the bread is prepared and baking in the oven. And the best part? This banana bread is made in one bowl, so you’ll have less dishes to clean!

To be exact you’ll probably have one mixing bowl, one spatula, the 1/2 cup, the 1/3 cup, the 1 cup, and the teaspoon to clean. If you’re really wanting to cut corners, skip the 1 cup and just use the half cup twice :)

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread - this one bowl banana bread recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep! It’s one of the best banana bread recipes I’ve tried! Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread - this one bowl banana bread recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep! It’s one of the best banana bread recipes I’ve tried!
I thought it was pretty standard to put chocolate chips in banana bread. That’s how I grew up eating it. But then I met someone who’s mind was blown when I told them that I put chocolate chips in my banana bread. It’s funny because I don’t think I’ve ever made banana bread without chocolate chips.

That would be like making a PB&J without the jelly, it just doesn’t seem right :)

But if you really prefer your banana bread without chocolate chips, you can (gasp!) skip them.

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread - this one bowl banana bread recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep! It’s one of the best banana bread recipes I’ve tried!
If you’re all about the chocolate chips, lets do an air high five! But, I do have this teeny tiny weird obsession about banana bread and chocolate chips. I must use mini chocolate chips.

That way the chips are evenly distributed and I don’t end up with a large pile of melted chocolate in one area. If you only have regular chocolate chips on hand, you can give them a quick chop on a cutting board to get them into smaller pieces.

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread - this one bowl banana bread recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep! It’s one of the best banana bread recipes I’ve tried!

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
 
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Yield: one loaf
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 
1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of flour
  • 
1 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Smash the bananas in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add in the vegetable oil, stir with a spatula.
  4. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Stir to combine with a spatula.
  5. Add in the flour, baking soda and salt, stir together with a spatula.
  6. Lastly, mix in the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow the bread to cool in the pan before slicing.
Notes
To make this recipe into muffins: Line a muffin pan with muffin liners or if you're not using muffin liners, lightly spray each muffin cup with non-stick cooking spray. Prepare the batter as directed. Evenly divide the batter among the muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Yield about 10-12 regular size muffins.

Equipment used: mixing bowl, loaf pan, spatula.

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread - this one bowl banana bread recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep! It’s one of the best banana bread recipes I’ve tried!
We also love making this recipe into banana bread muffins. That will cut the baking time down to about 15-20 minutes. I think you’ll fall in love with how easy this recipe is and how much it reminds you of the bread your mom or Grandma used to bake!

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread - this one bowl banana bread recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep! It’s one of the best banana bread recipes I’ve tried! Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread - this one bowl banana bread recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep! It’s one of the best banana bread recipes I’ve tried!

Comments

  1. says

    I love the banana and chocolate combination! Plus I’ve started looking for gluten free recipes for my neighbor, so this is perfect! Thank you for sharing this on Man Approved Monday!

  2. says

    This sounds yummy. I just baked banana nut bread yesterday. But the addition of the chocolate (YUM!) sounds great! Thanks for sharing! Linda @www.paperseedlings.com

  3. says

    Wow! Chocolate and Bananas!? My husband would love this! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

  4. katiesnestingspot says

    Hi Beth, thanks for sharing your banana bread. I love banana bread to begin with but the addition of chocolate can only make some great, even better! I’m following on Pinterest now but am not on Blog Lovin’. I just got an iphone and noticed it’s got an free app version for it. Do you like it? I’m tempted to add it to my phone and if I do, I’ll add ya!

  5. says

    This looks so good. Do you have to add anything else when you use gluten free flour? and is there a gluten free baking soda? I know that there is a gluten free baking powder. I keep thinking I should go bake on a wheat free diet. Thanks for sharing on foodie friends friday and remember to come back and vote tomorrow.

    • says

      Hi Marlys! Sometimes I add a very tiny portion of xanthan gum (a baking agent to help make gluten free baked goods have a better texture, cuts out crumbly-ness). I use Arm and Hammer Baking Soda and have never had any problems!

  6. Mary-Margaret says

    These make great muffins too. Just taught my teen and preteen sons how to make it. Great one bowl recipe for when they go off to college one day.

  7. Jordan says

    So, I’d never MADE banana bread before. But I found this recipe on Pinterest tonight, saw that I had everything for it, and made it. SO GOOD. Boyfriend has eaten 3 slices already. Only thing I changed, I added more chocolate chips on the top, because…duh, chocolate. :) I’m definitely looking through the rest of your recipes!

    • The First Year Blog says

      Hi Jordan! Of course adding more chocolate chips is always a great idea! We’re happy to have you!

  8. Tracey says

    Hi! Just found this, and it looks delicious! Going to make it for Thanksgiving with the family…does the pan need to be greased?

  9. Eva says

    Hi!
    I made two loaves for my dad’s poker party. The recipe was really easy to follow and really easy to double. In addition to chocolate chips I also added peanut butter chips.. it was a hit!

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