Best chocolate chip banana bread recipe

Today I’ll be sharing the BEST chocolate chip banana bread recipe. Seriously! I’ve tried quite a few recipes and have finally nailed down the perfect banana bread… which of course involves chocolate chips. This bread is requested by all my friends. It is super soft, sweet and absolutely delicious!

The BEST chocolate chip banana bread on ... it is super soft, easy to make and absolutely delicious!

You can leave the chocolate chips out, but in my opinion they make the bread! ;) You can also add some chopped walnuts as well if you like those. My family is not a fan, so we stick to straight chocolate chips.

This chocolate chip banana bread is super easy to make. The hardest part is waiting that whole hour for it to bake. ;) You can also make banana muffins with this recipe too. We make those a lot and will freeze half the batch!


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


  • 1 stick butter
  • 11/3 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 c chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans (optional - I left these out!)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Then mix in eggs, vanilla and sour cream. In a separate bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to sugar mixture and stir until combined. Fold in bananas, nuts, and chocolate chips. Pour into 2 large loaf pans or 4 small loaf pans. You can also make 24 muffins. Bake for 1 hour in a loaf pan, 35-45 minutes in a small loaf pan or 25 min in a muffin pan. You want the bread to be lightly browned. Make sure it comes clean with a toothpick.
  2. Once the bread is cooked, remove the bread from the pan and place on a cooling rack.
  3. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!
If you’ve been a long time follower you may remember I posted this recipe a few years ago here. I love looking back at my firsts posts to see how much I have grown. My old pics always make me laugh!
The BEST chocolate chip banana bread on ... it is super soft, easy to make and absolutely delicious!
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  1. Gloria @ Simply Gloria posted on January 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm (#

    I love everything about this banana bread! I’m a little excited, because I have some over ripened bananas … and sooo ready to make this today!


  2. Kristyn posted on January 16, 2014 at 11:09 am (#

    YUMMY!!! Just pinned. :)


  3. Ashton posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm (#

    I have a major weakness for banana bread. And, seriously, who makes banana bread without chocolate chips?? That’s the whole point of banana bread right!? Love this recipe and pinned!


  4. gina posted on January 17, 2014 at 10:48 am (#

    Can you use frozen bananas? I freeze them when they get super ripe and now I have a ton and am all smoothied out – ha!


    • Jamielyn replied on February 16th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Yes you can definitely use frozen bananas! Just let them thaw and them mash them before making your banana bread! :)


  5. Ursula posted on January 17, 2014 at 7:40 pm (#

    I’m dying here with a major sweets craving attack and the chocolate chips melted in the banana great looks a-ma-zing. Pinning… ;)
    Thank you for hosting Friday’s linky!


  6. Sunny posted on January 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm (#

    I made this recipe today and it is everything you said and more! It is definitely a keeper!


    • Jamielyn replied on January 21st, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks for your comment Sunny! I’m glad you liked the banana bread! :)


  7. Diana Bustamante posted on February 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm (#

    This bread is delicious! So soft and moist. This recipe is a keeper.


    • Jamielyn replied on February 13th, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Diana! Thank for your nice comment! :)


  8. Karri posted on February 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm (#

    Yum!!! Just made these in muffin version, using half milk.choc chips and half peanut butter chips. SO moist and delicious! Done in exactly 25mins. My batch made 22. The whole family is creepin’ the kitchen right now, trying to steal more. Thanks!


    • Jamielyn replied on February 24th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      I’m glad your family loved them Karri! The peanut butter chips would be delicious too, I’ll have to give that a try! :)


      • Lisa replied on March 10th, 2014 at 11:27 pm

        White sugar or brown sugar? Or it doesn’t matter?

        • Jamielyn replied on March 12th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

          White sugar! :)

  9. Deborah posted on March 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm (#

    I just made it. It really was lovely! I’m not a huge banana bread person, but I couldn’t stop eating it. Thanks for sharing!


    • Jamielyn replied on March 17th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Deborah! The sour cream and chocolate chips definitely make this my favorite! Thanks for your comment. :)


  10. Jennifer posted on March 13, 2014 at 10:55 pm (#

    Can I pour all of the batter into one large loaf pan?


    • Jamielyn replied on March 14th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Hi Jennifer! I always pour it into 2 large loaf pans or make 1 large loaf pan and the rest in a muffin tin! I think it might overflow if you put all the batter in one!


  11. Kammie posted on April 8, 2014 at 11:19 am (#

    I’ve been making this recipe weekly the past few months. I make it into muffins. They are so yummy. My whole family loves them and is the best way to use up those overripe bananas.


    • Jamielyn replied on April 9th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      I’m glad your family loves this recipe! My kids love when I make them into muffins too or mini loaves! Thanks for your comment Kammie. :)


  12. Tina posted on April 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm (#

    Hi, is the sugar 1 and 1/3 cups of sugar? Or 1/3 cups of sugar? Thank you! I’m making this recipe today and can’t wait to try. :)


    • Jamielyn replied on April 21st, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Hi Tina! It is 1 and 1/3 cups of sugar! :) Hope you enjoyed these!


  13. Michelle posted on June 20, 2014 at 10:01 am (#

    How big is the stick of butter? We don’t really use sticks of butter here. All we have is the pound of butter or margarine in a container.


    • Jamielyn replied on July 2nd, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Michelle! A stick of butter is the same as 1/2 cup or 8 Tablespoons! :)


  14. Julia posted on June 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm (#

    Hi, This recipe sounds great! Just curious, how much is ’1 stick of butter’?


    • Jamielyn replied on July 2nd, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Hi Julia! 1 stick of butter is 1/2 cup or 8 Tablespoons. :)


  15. Kristina posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:04 am (#

    A few questions…1 cup of sour cream?! As in sour cream you typically put on tacos and burritos? Also, how many bananas does it normally take to make 1 cup? (I haven’t had banana bread in so long can’t wait to have some).


    • Jamielyn replied on July 10th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Hi Kristina! Yes, 1 cup sour cream is right. :) Sour cream makes breads, cakes, etc. really moist! It is usually about 3 medium bananas!


      • Gracey M. replied on July 13th, 2014 at 4:01 am

        I just made this and absolutely loved it! I actually added a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and instead of 1 c sour cream, I used 1/2 c and another 1/2 c of applesauce. It was really moist, but go so good. I also through in 3/4 c of walnuts for crunch. This was a real easy recipe. I had my little princess help me with the mixing too. Thank you!

        • Jamielyn replied on July 22nd, 2014 at 10:23 pm

          I’m so glad you enjoyed it Gracey! Thanks for stopping by again to let me know! :)

  16. Leslie posted on August 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm (#

    I just made these during naptime. Quick and easy! Thank you!!!


    • Jamielyn replied on August 13th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      So glad you liked them Leslie! I buy extra bananas just so I can make these! :)