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! 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! 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

Yield: one loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 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


  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.
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. View our recommended baking equipment here.

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62 Responses to “Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread”

  1. manapproveddiet — January 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    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. Linda — January 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    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. Jenna — January 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm

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

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

  4. dianaramblesdotcom — January 9, 2013 at 11:35 am


    • Diana Rambles — January 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks for linking up!

  5. Nicole — January 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Banana bread is never complete without the chocolate chips!

  6. agenerose06 — January 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing. Banana anc chocolate is one of my favorite combinations. I can’t wait to try this.

    I host a link party each Thursday and would love for you to share this.

    Thanks for the great post!


  7. AP (@LvdMoreThnCrrts) — January 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Oh man, this looks fantastic! I’m definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up! As soon as Pinterest gets its act together, you’ll be pinned! ;)

  8. Carla — January 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Um…really?! I’m sold on the 7 minutes!! And, I have three bananas in the fridge begging to fix this recipe! I’m pinning too!

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — January 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks Carla! I am following you on Bloglovin and pinterest! I am sure I will find some crafts on your site that I will want to do with my nanny kids!

  9. kfiegel — January 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Mmm that looks delish. I’ve never added chocolate chips to banana bread – I might have to add them next time I make some.

  10. kfiegel — January 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Mmm that looks delish. I might have to try adding chocolate chips next time I make banana bread.

  11. katiesnestingspot — January 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    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!

  12. myhousetohome — January 11, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Yum! Chocolate chip banana bread is a family favorite in this house. We’ll have to give your simple recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Marlys @Thisand That — January 12, 2013 at 5:45 am

    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.

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — January 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

      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!

  14. debbiedoos — January 12, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Welcome to blogging. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe, I have not had the exact one, but close. So glad you found my blog. Enjoy.

  15. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — January 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Banana bread is my absolute favorite sweet bread. And with chocolate chips? Even better. :-) Thanks so much for linking up at What’s in Your Kitchen Wednesday.

  16. Christine — January 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Beth, I want that banane bread!! YUM!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  17. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes — January 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Great recipe! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I look forward to seeing what you share this week :)

  18. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime — January 14, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I’m on a search to find the best banana bread recipe. Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime. I’ll have to try it!

  19. danandmariel — January 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    This looks delicious! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  20. Alexis AKA MOM — January 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Ohhh Goodness that is so yummy looking!!

  21. Gina Kelly — February 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Fantastic recipe. So moist and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Mary-Margaret — August 9, 2013 at 8:25 am

    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.

    • The First Year Blog — August 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed them!!

  23. Jordan — January 24, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    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 — January 25, 2014 at 8:05 am

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

  24. Tina Jackson — July 31, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    This looks delicious! Im off to make it right now!

  25. Tracey — November 26, 2014 at 5:49 am

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

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      I typically grease mine :) Enjoy!

  26. Eva — December 30, 2014 at 9:59 am

    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!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 30, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Oh yum! I must add PB chips next time!!

  27. Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T — March 12, 2015 at 6:43 am

    I love banana bread, but adding chocolate chips? Perfect!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 12, 2015 at 9:34 am

      Winner, right?!

  28. Had to laugh at skipping the 1 cup and using the 1/2 cup twice…I do that all the time! But I still manage to use every utensil in the kitchen…

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 12, 2015 at 9:34 am

      Haha, I do the same.. somehow..

  29. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — March 12, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Banana bread is the ultimate comfort food for me! Especially when there’s chocolate involved :) Pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 12, 2015 at 9:33 am

      It really is, isn’t it Ashley!

  30. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — March 12, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I do have some very brown bananas at home that I need something to do with!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 14, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      :) :)

  31. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen — March 12, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    ONE bowl? I’m sold! Banana bread is one of my favorite snacks, especially with chocolate chips!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 14, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      It’s the only way to eat it!!

  32. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy — March 12, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I literally have brown bananas on my cupboard – I can’t wait to make this bread!! Pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 14, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks for pinning Jen!

  33. Karly — March 12, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Oh wow, Beth, this banana bread looks amazing! Guess I’ll be picking up a bunch in the morning!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 14, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      I hope they are brown by now!

  34. Andi @ The Weary Chef — March 13, 2015 at 10:31 am

    This is how I make banana bread too. Love the chocolate chip addition! Have a good weekend, Beth :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 14, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Easy, simple, and delicious!

  35. Renata — November 1, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Just made this, but substituted the veggie oil with coconut oil, and also added organic coconut flakes….topped the bread with extra deliciousness of chocolate chips and coconut flakes. So yummmmy

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 1, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      The coconut flakes sound so good!!

  36. I made this banana bread over the weekend and it came out delicious! I love hoe easy it was and my favorite part was that it was all done in one bowl. I didn’t have white flour so i used whole wheat pastry flour and I didn’t even taste a different. I also loved how this recipe had oil instead of butter…thank you for sharing! We really enjoyed it! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 1, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      I love that is uses oil instead of butter too!

  37. Elsa — January 18, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Can I use butter instead of oil and if so how much?

  38. Candace — January 25, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Made this last night (into 10 good size muffins) and they are delicious!! I saw ‘one bowl and 10 minute prep’ and was sold! I only had 2 large ripe bananas but that was still plenty. I had regular size semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I chopped them a little and it was fine. I couldn’t be happier with this simple recipe! Thanks. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 25, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Candace, I am so glad it was a hit!!! Send me a slice? :)


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