Chocolate chip banana bread is filled with pops of chocolate for an ultimate flavor combination. It’s a perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Of all the variations of our classic Banana Bread recipe, this one might be my favorite. No offense to Peanut Butter Banana Bread, or Cream Cheese Banana Bread, but chocolate chip banana bread is definitely the simplest variation!
everything is better with chocolate chips
Banana bread is our go-to for using up ripe bananas. The only thing that makes our Best Banana Bread Recipe even better is CHOCOLATE CHIPS!
Anyone that tries this chocolate chip banana bread falls in love with it. Not to mention, I love making it because it’s such an easy quick bread.
Quick breads are simple, sweet, and delicious! They don’t require rise time, which means you’ll be slicing it up to enjoy in no time.
Eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert (just add ice cream) – just about any time of the day!
Easy Sweet Bread!
Simple and delicious, and no need for yeast! You will love this easy banana bread recipe that is studded with chocolate chips.
PREP. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two large loaf pans with spray or grease and flour.
WET INGREDIENTS. In a large bowl, cream sugars, oil, and eggs. Add vanilla, sour cream, and mash bananas (see our post on How to Ripen Bananas if you need them more ripe). Mix well.
DRY INGREDIENTS. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and powdered whipped topping. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and mix well. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
BAKE. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
Make muffins. Easily turn these into Banana Muffins! Be sure to add the chocolate chips.
Toppings. For even more sweetness sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on top of the batter before baking.
Nuts. Stir chopped nuts, like pecans or walnuts, into the batter and/or put them on top of the batter before baking.
Whipped topping powder. Dream Whip is a common brand for powdered whipped topping, but you can often find generic versions too.
- The boxes typically come with four 1.25 oz packages.
- Use one package in the recipe.
- Do not make it according to the box direction, only use the packet of powder in the recipe.
Bread tips. There are a few little tips that can help you produce a beautifully baked loaf of the best chocolate chip banana bread recipe.
- Use a strip of parchment paper to line the long sides and bottom of the pan to help keep the bread from sticking to the pan.
- Test for doneness. Stick a toothpick or wooden skewer into the center of the bread. If it comes out clean or with a couple of crumbs, then it is done.
- If the top of the bread is browning too quickly, tent a piece of tin foil over it during the remainder of the baking time.
- Allow the bread to cool in the pan for a couple of minutes then remove and cool completely on a wire rack to avoid a soggy bottom.
in case you have leftovers
STORE. Store banana bread with chocolate chips in an airtight container, a plastic Ziploc bag, or covered in tin foil for a few days at room temperature on the counter or up to a week in the fridge.
FREEZE. Most bread freezes quite well, and this recipe is the same. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil and place it in a freezer bag.
This should last up to 3-4 months when stored properly in the freezer.
Thaw on the counter and reheat in the microwave when ready to serve.
Unless they’re going moldy and infested with fruit flies, there’s no such thing as too ripe! The banana peels should have large dark spots with very little yellow showing through. When they get to this point, they are very sweet and soft.
A cracked top is very common when making quick bread. It happens when the top forms a crust before the center has finished expanding.
It’s similar to powdered milk. You add water to it, and whip it together to make instant whipped cream. Dream Whip is a common brand, but you can often find generic versions too. Make sure you just use the powder in the banana bread recipe, don’t follow the instructions on the package.
For more banana bread recipes, try:
- Pumpkin Banana Bread
- Chocolate Banana Bread
- Bisquick Banana Bread
- 3 Ingredient Banana Bread
- Banana Nut Bread
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 12 oz. sour cream
- 4 bananas overripe
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 whipped topping mix envelope
- pinch salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two large loaf pans with spray or grease and flour.
- Cream sugars, oil, and eggs. Add vanilla, sour cream, and bananas. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and powdered whipped topping. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and mix well. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
- Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
Nothing better than warm chocolate chip bread coming out of the oven. My husband does not like chocolate chips but so hard to resist this bread. Great recipe and the only one I use!
This is the best type of banana bread! So yummy!
Banana bread perfection, so moist and flavorful!
one of my FAVORITE recipes! So delicious!
Love this! Super easy and perfect for breakfast or as a snack!
This is seriously me favorite!! I love banana bread, but adding chocolate chips makes it so much better!! Love that there is no yeast involved. It’s super easy to make!
This is my favorite recipe to make when my bananas get too ripe and no one will touch them!
Mine too!! The best!
I like having frozen muffins On hand for lunch boxes, quick breakfasts Or an agterschool snack. Ive been seArchIng for a banana bread reCipe that my oLdest child would also like and i finally found it. Yay! ThanKs for shaRing.
Can’t beat chocolate chip banana bread! We make it all the time at our house!
No, you can’t! Thanks!
I love making this Bread on a cold day. My kids get so excited to smell it when they come home from school. It is so good!! we love it
I didnt realize when i made this it was enough for 2 loafs and i made one whole one so it had to bake longer but it came out delicious!!! Definitelt will make again in the correct portions haha
That would be one nice loaf! Glad you liked it! 🙂 Thank you for trying it!
Nothing better than chocolate and banana!
Powdered whipped topping mix? You mean like Dream Whip?
Yep! That’d work perfect.
This was so moist and yummy! I used crunchy peanut butter on top because I ran out of creamy and it turned out delicious.