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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Chocolate chip banana bread with a warm and gentle taste! The texture is soft, fluffy and moist. Banana bread with plenty of chocolate chips in every bite. Slice and serve for breakfast, brunch, afternoon snacks, or even dessert.

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A recipe for soft, fluffy and moist homemade chocolate chip banana bread. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare. This Banana Chocolate Chip Bread is perfect for a quick and easy breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert. A great way to use up ripe bananas. This classic quickbread recipe is a family favorite and always a hit.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This chocolate chip banana bread is quick and easy to make.
  • Only one mixing bowl is required.
  • This recipe was made with only ingredients I had on hand. You probably already have everything in your kitchen.
  • This bread takes less than an hour from start to finish.
  • It is characterized by its soft and fluffy texture.
  • You can make muffins from these and bake them! Perfect for healthy take-out options such as school lunches or individual meals.
  • Chocolate and bananas go very well together.
  • Both children and adults love this recipe.
  • This banana bread recipe can be made gluten-free and dairy-free. Plus, it’s naturally nut-free.
  • check this out whole grain banana bread Another delicious recipe!

Ingredients and Substitutes

List of ingredients for chocolate chip banana bread. The recipe card below contains the full recipe.

Use ripe bananas. Do not use yellow or green bananas. Ripe bananas have brown spots. Bananas that have turned brown are very naturally sweet.

Two eggs will help hold the banana bread together. I didn’t try any egg substitutes in this particular chocolate chip banana bread recipe.

For baking oil, use melted coconut oil or melted butter. For dairy-free use coconut oil. Refined coconut oil is tasteless and odorless. Unrefined coconut oil has a slight coconut flavor.

Vanilla essence adds warmth.

Use all-purpose flour or gluten-free 1:1 flour. Whole wheat flour is also a great option.

Add a pinch of sea salt for added flavor.

Both baking soda and baking powder help leave this easy bread.

Add sweetness with maple sugar or cane sugar. For a less processed version, coconut sugar is also suitable.

Finally, add sugar-free dark chocolate chips to the batter. This adds a hint of chocolate flavor! You can use any kind of chocolate chips. Additionally, white chocolate chips and chocolate chunks work well.

Ingredients for chocolate chip banana bread.

taste and texture

Naturally sweet chocolate chip banana bread! Not too sweet. The taste is a rich taste of banana with a hint of chocolate.

The texture is soft, fluffy and moist. This homemade banana bread recipe is neither dry nor bland.

how to ripen bananas faster

There are several ways to ripen bananas faster.

Bake the bananas at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10-12 minutes. Bananas taste ripe when they turn brown. Let the bananas cool completely before mashing and using them in this recipe.

Place the bananas in a brown paper bag for 1-2 days before baking. This process releases the chemical ethylene, which accelerates ripening.

Keeping bananas in a warm, dry place will ripen them faster. Place it on the windowsill in direct sunlight.

how to make

step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a standard bread pan with a parchment paper.

step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract. stir together.

step 3

Then add the flour, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder and maple sugar. Stir to combine.

Soft banana bread dough.

step 4

Mix in sugar-free chocolate chips. Leave a little on top of the bread.

Bread dough with chocolate chips.

step 5

Transfer to a bread pan lined with dough. Smooth into one even layer. Dot additional chocolate chips on top.

Bread mold with dough.

step 6

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

step 7

Finally, remove the bread from the oven. Allow chocolate chip banana bread to cool completely before slicing.

A slice of banana bread.

expert tips for success

For best results, use ripe bananas. It has a more natural sweetness and can be crushed easily.

Use melted coconut oil or melted butter. Both work equally well.

Additionally, use all-purpose or gluten-free 1-to-1 flour. Use whole wheat flour if desired.

To make this recipe refined sugar-free, use coconut sugar.

Do not overcook. Once it’s clean with a toothpick inserted, remove it from the oven.

Let the bread cool completely before cutting.

Flavor variations and add-ins

Chocolate chips go well with banana bread! Consider these other flavor variations and add-ins.

Replace chocolate chips with white chocolate chips.

Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.

Substitute raw blueberries for chocolate chips.

Raspberries work well too.

Use crushed nuts for the dough. Walnuts, pecans, and almond slices work best.

Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg.

Topped with streusel before baking!

Baked chocolate chip bread.

How to eat and store

This chocolate chip banana bread is baked, cooled and ready to serve!

This bread goes well with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and smoothies.

Enjoy it for breakfast, brunch, an afternoon snack, or a healthy dessert.

Spread peanut butter, almond butter, or butter on top.

Leftovers should be covered and stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Freeze for 1 month.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I freeze this banana bread recipe?

yes. Individual slices or whole loaves can be wrapped and frozen for up to 1 month. Thaw completely before eating.

Does chocolate chip banana bread need to be refrigerated?

No, this recipe does not require refrigeration. May be chilled if desired.

Are the bananas too ripe to make banana bread?

Use bananas with brown spots. If it’s completely black, it’s probably too ripe for this banana bread.

Can you make this banana bread gluten-free?

yes. Use gluten-free flour to make gluten-free banana bread.

Are sugar-free options available?

of course! Replace brown sugar with a keto sweetener. Alternatively, use coconut sugar or maple sugar if you prefer no refined sugar.

Need chocolate chips?

Feel free to omit the chocolate chips if you like. Substitute walnuts, pecans, or dried fruit.

Fluffy banana bread.

Required equipment

bread bread: This is the loaf pan that I use every week!

kitchenaid stand mixer: This stand mixer is durable and perfect for baking. Not required for this recipe, but nice to have.

pre-cut cooking sheet: Place a parchment paper on the back of the bread mold so that it can be easily removed.

pyrex 3 glass mixing bowl: These glass mixing bowls are sleek, durable and easy to clean.

pyrex glass measuring cup: Use these durable glass measuring cups to measure all your ingredients.

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