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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!

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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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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30 Responses to “Best chocolate chip banana bread recipe”

  1. Ashton

    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!

  2. gina

    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!

  3. Ursula

    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!

  4. Karri

    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!

  5. Deborah

    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

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

    • Jamielyn

      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!

  6. Kammie

    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

      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. :)

  7. Tina

    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. :)

  8. Michelle

    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.

  9. Kristina

    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

      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.

        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!