One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

WOW! This One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is so easy and seriously SO GOOD!

This One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is a quick-fix banana bread recipe that will knock your socks off!

WOW! This One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe is so easy and seriously SO GOOD! pinterestOne Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread only takes a few minutes to prep and is baked in less than an hour. Enjoy it warm with butter for the ultimate treat!

It’s Spring Break for our kiddos so we hit the road and have been spending our time in Sedona, Arizona exploring all the bike trails!

I made a loaf of this banana bread just before we left so we would have something to snack on during  our long drive, but it was gone before we even left the house!

To make homemade banana bread, start by mashing up ripe bananas in a bowl. No mixer needed!

How To Make: Easy Banana Bread Recipe

What I love most about this banana bread recipe is that it’s mixed up in just one bowl!

Start off with some super ripe bananas and then stir in some melted butter. No mixer needed for this one!

You can easily adapt banana bread to have chocolate chips, nuts or whatever type of mix-ins you like.

You can mix the whole thing up with a fork or a sturdy wood spoon.

I added mini chocolate chips to my banana bread because I love how the little chips seem to cover every inch of the bread once baked.

WOW! This One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is so easy and seriously SO GOOD!

Can I Make Banana Bread Into Muffins?

YES! You can definitely switch this recipe from a loaf into individual muffins. The baking time would decrease to about 20 to 22 minutes, or until the muffins are cooked through.

Check out these Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins for a great recipe that includes Greek yogurt!


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Tips and Variations:

  • try using half chocolate chips, half toffee bits
  • remove the chocolate chips completely for a basic banana bread
  • swirl in some peanut butter before baking for a fun twist
  • mix in 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans for a nutty flavor

WOW! This One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is so easy and seriously SO GOOD!

You’ll love this super moist chocolate chip banana bread recipe!


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One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This delicious and easy banana bread recipe is mixed up in just one bowl with just the right amount of mini chocolate chips!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8″x5″ (or similar size) loaf pan with baking spray (the kind with flour in it) and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mash the bananas until completely smooth. Stir in the melted butter until smooth.
  3. Add the sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt and flour and stir until the batter is thick and combined. Fold in the chocolate chips then pour/scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy!


Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top of the batter before baking for a pretty presentation.

recipe adapted from Simply Recipes

Keywords: Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip, Homemade, One Bowl, Nuts


WOW! This One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is so easy and seriously SO GOOD!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
153 Responses
    1. Jennifer

      I have made this twice now. Such a hit. Doesn’t last longer than 24 hrs in my house. Tried it with walnuts the second time. So yummy.

      1. PJ

        Have made this with and without nuts, always a favorite. Today, out of vanilla! Instead added 2t cinnamon and scant 1 t cloves to double recipe. Smells lovely baking.

  1. Carmen

    Made this a couple of times because it’s so easy and so delicious. Some times I’ll add walnuts too. Excellent recipe!!

  2. Agnes

    I made this banana bread tonight and it turned out amazing!!! So moist and delicious. Thanks for the incredible recipe, it was super easy to follow and 50 minutes cooking time was perfect. Will definitely be making this banana bread again!

      1. Jaynee

        It’s in the oven now! I made a variation, we’ll see how it turns out….
        I added the walnuts, a pouch of applesauce with cinnamon in it, and adjusted the vanilla to 1/4 tsp almond, 3/4 tsp vanilla…..

  3. Robyn

    Love this recipe! So simple and delicious. I have a batch baking at the moment and added a couple Tbsp. of unsweetened apple sauce for extra moisture just because in my opinion the moister the better!

    1. Hi Susie, I’m going to say about 1 1/2 cups of mashed banana. If you happen to have a little more or less I don’t think it would affect the recipe too much.

  4. Kristina

    Perfect banana bread! I have made this several times and it comes out wonderful. I have made it to exact measurements, I have also added some heath bits in too! I currently have it in the oven right now and this time I added a couple tablespoons of sour cream because my bananas were not as ripe as I like them to be and I wanted to ensure moist bread.

  5. MamaBear

    Have this recipe in the oven as we speak. I am counting calories and was able to find a site that gives you nutritional info based on ingredients! It’s called So for those of you that may be curious if the bread is cut into 6 slices each slice is 426 calories, cut into 8 slices is 320 a slice and cut into 10 is 256 a slice.

  6. Lola

    I love the simplicity of this recipe. One bowl and done! I was going to make another banana bread recipe that called for *three* bowls, but then found this one. Easy prep and yummy. Thanks!

  7. This banana bread comes out moist and delicious! My kids absolutely love it too. For those that are looking for exact measurements in bananas, I used 3 medium. That’s basically my rule of thumb for banana recipes when they say “three bananas” I always use medium bananas. Love this recipe! I will definitely be making this again. Thank you so much!

  8. Rachel

    Hi can i use almond flour in place of all purpose flour or will this affect the consistency of the bread? Also how many cups does the bananas equal to?

  9. alicia kullas

    For recipes that call for bananas, it would be easier if you listed how many cups the 3 bananas would equate to as bananas come in all sizes. Thank You!

  10. Stephanie C

    Just whipped up a gluten-free version (almond flour) and added mini sea salt caramels. Thanks for a really easy adaptable recipe! Yummo!!

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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