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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe is a simple and fluffy banana bread loaf loaded with chocolate chips and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar for a crunchy topping.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 325kcal


For Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For Banana Bread:

  • 1 stick (113 grams) butter melted
  • 3 large bananas overripe
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (198 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (170 grams) chocolate chips


For Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar until fully combined.

For Banana Bread:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine the melted butter and bananas together. Mix the two together until the bananas are fully mashed and the butter is no longer hot.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until there are no lumps.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the top with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs. If the banana bread starts to get too brown you can cover it with foil for the remainder of the baking time.


  • Use overripe bananas. Overripe bananas are a must in banana bread. The more a banana ripens, the sweeter it becomes, adding lots of flavor to the banana bread.
  • Don't over-mix the batter. This is a pretty obvious one, but it can make a huge difference in the final product. Only mix until the ingredients are just combined.
  • Don't over-bake the banana bread. It can be really easy to bake the bread for too long, but make sure when you insert a toothpick it still has a few moist crumbs on it. When you remove the banana bread from the oven it will continue to bake from the residual heat.
  • The provided nutrition information is an estimate. The calorie accuracy is not guaranteed.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.1g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 12.9g | Saturated Fat: 8.1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 28.2g | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg