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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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The recipe for this fabulous chocolate chip banana bread was given to me by a neighbor years ago when we lived in Air Force base housing in Okinawa, Japan. It’s one of my very favorite things to make when I have rotten bananas to use up and it’s always a hit! It amazes me that the nastiest of bananas can make such a wonderful treat!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

chocolate chip banana bread


  • 2 cups flour {I use freshly ground hard white wheat}
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed, ripe banana {about 2 large}
  • 2 TBS milk
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips {mini chocolate chips work best}


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan.
  2. Stir together dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Beat together banana and milk until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Beat butter in a large bowl until smooth and creamy.
  5. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.
  7. Beat flour mixture and banana mixture into butter mixture.
  8. Stir in chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool loaf in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.
  11. Remove loaf from pan to wire rack and cool completely.
  12. Enjoy!

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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankMiz Helen says

    Hi Michelle,
    This is a wonderful Chocolate Chip Banana Bread that we would just love. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. blankMichele says

    I remember having this bread as a kid. It was sooo yummy! Can’t have it now but it sure looks good. Your photo looks amazing, you’ve really improved!!

  3. blankRobin says

    This is the best banana bread I’ve had, and I’ve tried lots. This is my new “keeper” recipe. Thanks!

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