Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe


Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe …my family’s favorite treat, requested by friends, and so easy to make! It is super soft, sweet and absolutely delicious!

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!

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!

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

Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe family's favorite treat, requested by friends, and so easy to make! It is super soft, sweet and absolutely delicious!



  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans optional


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Once the bread is cooked, remove the bread from the pan and place on a cooling rack.
  4. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!
Nutrition Facts
Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Potassium 91mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 17g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.4%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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87 comments on “Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. 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. YUMMY!!! Just pinned. :)

  3. 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. 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!

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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

    • 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. 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.

  12. 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. :)

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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).

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

      • 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!

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

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

  17. I am going to use this recipe tomorrow. Thank you for posting it. Any thoughts on the ideal time and temp for mini loaf pans?

  18. Dear god! This was THE BEST!!!! Thank you!

  19. Ok, maybe I have lost track of my recipes but I thought this used to be a chocolate chip banana bread but now it says cinnamon chip. I am finally getting around to writing down all of my favorite recipes and this was one. I am just hoping it is an autocorrect thing because you keep referencing chocolate chips :)

  20. looks good – what are cinnamon chips, though?

  21. I love this recipe. Instead of sour cream, I use greek yogurt, sometimes I use lemon or strawberry which adds another yummy flavor.

  22. Hey…getting ready to make these as my banans are just ripe enough,a friend gave me a buncha pecans fresh from Ga. & I’ve got some mini chocolate chips just dying to be used…My questions??? Is cinnamon chips a misprint? And where is the amount of nuts that you would use? Would you add 1 c. of choc. chips & 1 c. of chopped nuts or 1/2 a cup of ea??? I added extra nuts to a cookie recipe before & it just made them dry & I’ve got 12 bananas staring at me everytime I walk by my counter,saying…mash me,use me,abuse me & I’ll be good to you…Also…I’m thinking of using 1/2 white & 1/2 brown sugar…just a little sweeter maybe? Anyways…raining out,dogs are sleepin…ovens preheating…if i dont hear back from you before I add the nuts…methinks I will add a cup of each and let you know how things went…

    • Hi Beth! Yes, cinnamon chips is a misprint! I am so sorry about that. I would probably do 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 a cup of nuts, but if you really love nuts then definitely do 1 cup! :) Hope you enjoy these.

  23. Well…a great big thanks for the recipe…it turned out just as moist & scrumptious & my whole house was filled with an aroma that FEBREEZE should sell.It got attacked by some grateful men who said it was the best they ever had…and will be going to work w/ me tomorrow morning for the guys in the kitchen as we prep for brunch. I made a dbl batch & the recipe fared XCELLENTLY…nuts & all…thanks again & I will be visiting often

  24. What’s the measurement for sugar and  sour cream n flour…? Does c stands for cup 

  25. the banana chocolate chip recipe calls for cinnamon chips.  Is that an error…possibly crossed with you cinnamon chip bread?

  26. The second ingredient sugar, does that say 11 cups?

  27. I am making this for the first time today…and cannot WAIT to taste it.  The house smells amazing right now!  Thought of a question though, once the batter is assembled, can it be frozen for future use?  And if so, for how long?

  28. Just made today…I was not sure how chocolate chips would taste in banana bread, almost switched to raisins.. But followed recipe and yummy.. Muffins are delious..this will be my new fav banana bread recipe.. Thanks

  29. Kathy Manderfield Reply

    This bread and/or muffins is wonderful!!  We especially like it made with the MINI chocolate chips!!  :-)   Thanks for sharing!

  30. This is the best! I made the muffins for Christmas breakfast a year or two ago and people where begging for the recipe. Now whenever there’s a family get together I always have to bring muffins. Thanks for the recipe, it’s way too good

  31. I tried it yesterday. Absolutely wonderful. It did not say to spray the pans, but I did. I also sifted together the dry ingredients.
    The loaves are light, moist and delicious!

  32. Hi Jamielyn,

    Quick question for you….in Step 1 it states to add “cream, butter and sugar” to a mixing bowl;  in the above list of ingredients, ‘cream’ is not included at all – therefore, the amount of cream that the banana bread calls for is also not listed.

    What is the needed measurement of cream?  What type of cream do you recommend (heavy cream / half & half / almond milk substitute)?  

    Being that I am an inexperienced baker/cook, I follow recipes verbatim while in the kitchen and your banana bread sounds incredible so, I really hope to hear back from you so I can test it out tonight!  

    Thank you for your help!  I’ll let you know how it comes out :)


    • I Heart Naptime Reply

      Hi Allie!

      The instructions say, “In a large bowl cream butter and sugar.” In this sentence, it’s the action to cream – I use a standing mixer with a paddle attachment; if you don’t have one, a hand-held mixer with two metal beaters will work great! You want the butter and sugar to become one, light, and a little fluffy. It takes a minute or two.

      Do let me know if you have any additional questions! Happy to have you in the kitchen!

  33. Does the type of flour matter?  Self rising?  Cake?  All purpose?

  34. This is THEE best Banana Bread recipe hands down! I have never had a banana bread this amazing in my entire life! Usually most Banana bread recipes are dense, dry and heavy but this was light and moist! Thank you! This recipe will be locked away in my arsenal!

  35. I was wondering for the chocolate chip banana bread do you spray the loaf pans with cooking spray ?

  36. Holy moly this was delicious. Perfect recipe to deal with today’s blizzard. I used two large loaf pans and had to cook a bit longer than the hour, bout an 1hr 7 min or so.

  37. Hi!
    I’m from Malaysia. Your chock chips banana bread looks delicious. I will definitely try it today. But I have one question. How much is one stick of butter.? In my country we use bar. One bar is 250 gm.
    Thank you for the lovely recipe.

  38. I made this delicious choc. chip banana bread, but I forgot to spray the pan. Can I use spray and flour next time? It stuck to the bottom of the pan, but it was still very good. thanks.

    • I Heart Naptime Reply

      Oh no! It’s never any fun when I forget to spray or butter the pan!

      Yes! Spray, spray and flour, or buttering the pan should all work! :)

  39. Just made this tonight. I finally found a go to banana bread recipe! Soooo good! I divided it up into two 9X5 pans and it only took 45 min to bake through. Chocolate chips for kiddo and I in one, none in the other for hubby :) 

  40. Annette Fleming Stockwell Reply

    I made the banana bread this morning and it is so light and tasty. Very easy to make. I will freeze one for Easter breakfast and I made two small ones, one to have now and one to give away. Will make this again soon. It doesn’t need to be changed but I love cinnamon and may add just a little next time I make it.

  41. This is the best banana bread! I am usually not a big banana bread fan because it’s usually a little dry with not much taste. But the addition of sour cream made it so moist and we loved the chocolate in every bite. Left out the nuts. Couldn’t stop eating this and can’t wait to make it again. Thanks so much for the great recipe!

  42. Hi, can I use  yogurt instead of sour crean?

  43. Lauren Prescott Reply

    How many grams is one stick?

  44. Absolutely delicious. Best banana muffins I’ve had in a long time.

  45. I made this in one big loaf pan, it was great. It puffed a tiny bit over the edge of the pan but was baked enough nothing spilled out. It had to cook for about 1 hour 25 minutes to be done.

  46. I have tried several different banana chocolate chip recipes and this one is by far the best recipe.
    This loaf is light and very tasty.
    Will definitely make it again👍

  47. Is a stick of butter a half cup? I’m Canadian!

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