One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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

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!


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

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!

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

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

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!

I really wish we had more of this chocolate chip banana bread right now!

I guess next time I’ll have to bake a double batch and hide one before we head out.

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

This bread is not overly sweet on it’s own, so adding the chocolate chips really gives it the perfect balance.

Here are some other great flavor options for this One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread:

  • 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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Serves 8 slices


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!

10 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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  • 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 minute 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


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

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
120 Responses
  1. Christina M Jackson
    I made this as shown and decided to add 1/4 cup of Ghiradellil Cocoa Powder. Man, it sent it over the top with a rich chocolatey taste, that perfectly complimented the banana bread flavor. I'm saving this recipe, as I really loved how I had it in the oven in 5 mins after reading this for the first time, super easy, super delicious! Thanks so much for this recipe!
  2. Ruth D Dyson
    The bread didn't last.... We finished the last piece a few minutes ago. The loaf made 12 pieces. I gave the last piece to my sister who now wants the recipe. I'm sharing it with her. The sweetness is perfect!
  3. Ruth D Dyson
    As I write this review there is one in the oven and I can hardly wait! I tried some of the dough before putting it in the oven and it tasted like banana pudding. No chocolate chips because my husband is not a fan of chocolate and no nuts because I ran out of pecans. I wasn't sure how sunflower seeds would taste so it's plain bread. This will taste heavenly warm and with morning coffee. SUPER EASY RECIPE. Thank you!
  4. Isabel Wright
    Oh my goodness, I was not prepared for the end result. This chocolate chip banana bread is delicious! I couldn't even wait for it to completely cool because it smelled so good. It's super moist and most of all, super easy to make. Thank you for sharing!
  5. Great recipe!! I needed something quick and easy to bring for Easter service. I doubled the recipe and made them muffins to make them more single-serve. 25 minutes in the oven was perfect, and I got 21 out of the doubled recipe. Thanks!
  6. Maureen Collins
    I would like to make this cake but I prefer to weigh my ingredients, so just wondering equivalent to cup measurement you use? Thanking you. Maureen
  7. Linh
    Afternoon lady. Thanks for your kindly sharing, but I have a question: my loaf pan is aluminum so it's sticky type, how can i cook that to avoid the sticky when finish? (of course best way we have a non-sticky type, but i am afraid of poison material in non-sticky products, Vietnamese market almost are unsafe cooking tools) Thanks again and look forward your guide. Linh
    1. Maureen Collins
      I would like to make this cake but I prefer to weigh my in ingredients, so just wondering equivalent to cup measurement you use? Thanking you. Maureen
  8. Lisa
    I've made this before & it was yummy. Upon getting ready to make it today I noticed that while the ingredient list calls for baking soda at the top of the page it says baking powder. So which is it, baking soda or powder? I can't remember which one I used before. Thanks!
      1. Lisa
        It was delicious! (I used baking soda.) But, seriously...look again at the very top of the page under the recipe name "One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread" it says "baking powder, bananas, butter, eggs & flour. Not to be nitpicky it just caught my eye. I love your recipes. Just made your Taco Soup...yum, yum, yum!
  9. SARA
    Do you have nutrition facts on this? How many calories are in one slice and etc.. btw LOVE how it turned out, had it for desert last night and breakfast this morning!
  10. Yesenia
    I tried this recipe with cmelted coconut oil instead today and dark brown sugar instead of the white sugar and it came out yummy. Very moist, sweet and chocolatey. I used regular size morsels.
  11. Colleen
    I plan on using a mini-loaf pan that holds 8 mini-loaves. Should I adjust the temperature? and for how long do you suggest? Thank you
  12. Kamela
    So found your recipe and it looked so delicious and easy to make I decided why it triple the recipe so I hope to gosh it turns out good I have 3 loaves in my oven as I type so I well let you know how it turns out keep your finger crossed
  13. sheryll
    Yes I did make this one bowl banana chocolate chip bread. Easy enough, but instead used a bunt pan. Cooked at 345 for 58 minutes. Turned out great. Thank-you. Many ways to kick it up a notch! Washington,oregon girl
    1. Erin
      I made this today in Denver at 5000 ft. I did adjust recipe by adding 2tbs of flour and 2 tbs of water. Also removed 1/2tbs of sugar. Cooked on convection setting for 55 minutes. Came out wondeful!
  14. ron fagrie westbank bc
    hi shawn I'm senior going to give recipe a whirl but have a question when mixing batter peanut butter cookies recipe from my mother the brown sugar leaves small lumps and when baked shows in the product bottom side any suggestions?
  15. S. Dearman
    I am guessing that 'all purpose fur' mean plain not self raising flour? also I am in the UK and find cup measurements tend to differ when using American recipes which is why I will only use imperial weights [pounds and ounces] which are far more accurate!!
    1. Jeni
      Can you tell me what measurements you use for cups please as I'm lost and never seem to work se the right amounts, especially as I'm new to baking so tend to follow amounts religiously
  16. Vee
    I tried this with gluten free flour and it worked well. The bread came out as in the picture. I used olive oil instead of butter as we are Paleo. My only problem is that I used raw organic cacao nibs which is very bitter and dark chocolate. I substituted sugar for the Erythritol sugar instead 1/1 and pinch of salt ... I feel this needs more sweetness to balance out the dark bitter cacao and a bit more salt... I’m sure xylitol would work too... Other than that this would have been a very nice Paleo gluten/dairy free banana bread. I cannot try nuts as my son is allergic to nuts but I’m thinking maybe try cranberries ? I will try find a better tasting choc chips or make my own with raw honey. This could have been a very good gluten free option. Please note that my gluten free was a flour mix made of stoneground rice flour, potato flour, tapioca flour, chickpea flour and xanthan gum... used as 1:1 susbsitute for normal flour. hope this helps and thanks for a yummy recipe
  17. Grace
    hi! So excited to give this a try. We are dairy free in our house, hoping this wasn't already asked - would it be alright to substitute the butter with coconut oil? Many thanks!
    1. Shannon
      I didn't try it with Coconut oil, but I often sub it for butter with no issues. Most often it turns out better and I wish I had been thinking of it this time! Not that it's not ok with butter--- but I don't know yet cause it's still in the oven!

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