One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is a quick-fix banana bread recipe that will knock your socks off!

No one can resist this warm and moist banana chocolate chip bread!

White plate with four thick slices of Banana Bread with chocolate chips, piled high. My One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread only takes a few minutes to prep and is baked in less than an hour. Enjoy it warm with butter for the ultimate treat!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I love when bananas get extra ripe on my counter top because that means it’s time to make banana bread! This easy recipe for chocolate chip banana bread is perfect for beginners and never fails. 

Banana Bread Ingredients

You only need a handful of ingredients to whip up this super easy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe…

  • BananasI’m using 3 medium sized bananas that are nice and ripe (about 1.5 cups mashed)
  • ButterI prefer to use unsalted butter for this recipe
  • Sugar feel free to reduce the amount of sugar used if you want it less sweet.
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Soda 
  • Salt
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Chocolate ChipsI like to use the mini chocolate chips!

To make homemade banana bread, start by mashing up ripe bananas in a bowl with a fork. No mixer needed!

How To Make Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

What I love most about this easy banana bread recipe is that it’s mixed up in just one bowl!

MASH BANANAS   Start off with some super ripe bananas and then stir in the melted butter. No mixer needed for this one! You can mix the whole thing up with a fork or a sturdy wood spoon.

COMBINE WET AND DRY INGREDIENTS    Add in the remaining wet ingredients, followed by the dry ingredients.

FOLD IN CHOCOLATE CHIPS    Finally, just fold in the mini chocolate chips and pour into a lightly greased loaf pan.

Banana bread batter in a large bowl with chocolate chips on top, ready to be mixed.

How Long To Bake Banana Bread

You’ll want to bake banana bread at 350 degrees F. for 50 minutes up to an hour. A toothpick inserted into the center of the banana bread should come out clean when it is fully baked.

Try to not over bake the banana bread or it can become dry.

How Do You Keep Banana Bread Moist?

This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe is ultra moist and delicious from the start. If you want to keep banana bread moist, I recommend letting the banana bread cool completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap.

Place the wrapped banana bread in a zip close container to ensure to oxygen can not reach it, and then store on the counter for up to 5 days. You can keep it refrigerated for up to 8 days as well.

Can You Freeze Banana Bread?

YES! You can definitely freeze banana bread! I love making banana bread when I have loads of ripe bananas to use up, then store the cooled bread in the freezer (wrap in plastic wrap, and store in a zip close bag), for up to 3 months!

Let the banana bread defrost in the refrigerator before slicing.

Ultra moist Chocolate Chip banana bread in a loaf pan. Topped with extra chocolate chips.

Can I Make Banana Bread Into Muffins?

YES! You can definitely switch this recipe from a loaf into individual muffins. The baking time would decrease to about 20 to 22 minutes, or until the muffins are cooked through.

Check out these Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins for a great recipe that includes Greek yogurt!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Tips and Variations:

  • try using half chocolate chips, half toffee bits.
  • remove the chocolate chips completely for a basic banana bread.
  • swirl in some peanut butter before baking for a fun twist.
  • mix in 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans for a nutty flavor.

Easily freeze banana bread for up to 3 months after it's been cooled.

More Banana Bread Recipes

I can’t get enough of that sweet banana bread goodness. Here are a few more of my favorite ways to incorporate bananas in to bread!

You’re going to fall in love with this super moist chocolate chip banana bread recipe!


Last updated on June 11, 2022 1:33 pm

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One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This delicious and easy banana bread recipe is mixed up in just one bowl with just the right amount of mini chocolate chips!

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time50 mins

Total Time1 hr

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Servings: 8 slices

Calories: 307 kcal

Author: Shawn


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8″x5″ (or similar size) loaf pan with baking spray (the kind with flour in it) and set aside.

  • In a large bowl mash the bananas until completely smooth. Stir in the melted butter until smooth.

  • Add the sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt and flour and stir until the batter is thick and combined. Fold in the chocolate chips then pour/scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy!

Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top of the batter before baking for a pretty presentation.
If you want plain banana bread, simply leave the chocolate chips out. 


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

Keywords: Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip, Homemade, nuts, One Bowl

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WOW! This One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is so easy and seriously SO GOOD!

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