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Award Winning Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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!

Yield: 12 slices

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

chocolate chip banana bread

Delicious banana bread the entire family will love!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 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 flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter in a large mixing bowl until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and stir one final time.
  4. Mix together banana and milk until smooth in a medium size bowl. Set aside.
  5. Beat flour mixture and banana mixture into butter mixture.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool loaf in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove loaf from pan to wire rack and cool completely.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:


12 slices

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 7/5/2021. Nutritional data is not always correct.

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Wednesday 6th of June 2012

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


Sunday 3rd of June 2012

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!!

Miz Helen

Saturday 2nd of June 2012

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

Cara Ivey

Friday 1st of June 2012

I'll be making this tonight for dessert! Looks like a good banana bread. Great picture!!


Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Looks yummy! Love banana bread. ps. love the picture simple but lovely


Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Thanks so much for the photo compliment. I've been working hard on my food pics - trying to make them more appealing! :-)

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