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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of my favorite things to bake, but when it's chocolate chip banana bread I'm even more excited! This recipe is excellent!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 1 loaf of 3 mini loaves
Author Janssen Bradshaw


  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened (last time, I used 6 T butter and 2 T plain yogurt)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 t vanilla
  • 6 t water
  • 2 cups flour I've used white-wheat with great success
  • 3 t baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease your loaf pan(s).
  3. In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter (and yogurt, if using) and sugar until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute between each addition.
  5. Add bananas (I don't bother mashing them first), lemon juice, water, and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
  6. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat just until almost combined. Pour in chocolate chips and mix very briefly.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

(adapted slightly from Joy the Baker's Cookbook which I highly highly recommend)