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!

White plate with four thick slices of Banana Bread with chocolate chips, piled high. 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!

Banana Bread Ingredients

You only need a handful of ingredients to whip up this super easy Banana Bread Recipe…

  • Bananas – I’m using 3 medium sized bananas that are nice and ripe.
  • Butter – I prefer to use unsalted butter for this recipe
  • Sugar – feel free to reduce the amount of sugar used if you want it less sweet.
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Soda 
  • Salt
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Chocolate Chips – I like to use the mini chocolate chips!

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

How To Make 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 the melted butter. No mixer needed for this one! You can mix the whole thing up with a fork or a sturdy wood spoon.
  • Add in the remaining wet ingredients, followed by the dry ingredients.
  • Finally, just fold in the mini chocolate chips and pour into a lightly greased loaf pan.

Banana bread batter in a large bowl with chocolate chips on top, ready to be mixed.

How Long To Bake Banana Bread

You’ll want to bake banana bread at 350 degrees F. for 50 minutes up to an hour. A toothpick inserted into the center of the banana bread should come out clean when it is fully baked.

Try to not over bake the banana bread or it can become dry.

How Do You Keep Banana Bread Moist?

First off, this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe is ultra moist and delicious from the start! If you want to keep banana bread moist, I recommend letting the banana bread cool completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap.

Place the wrapped banana bread in a zip close container to ensure to oxygen can reach it, and then store on the counter for up to 5 days. You can keep it refrigerated for up to 8 days as well.

Can You Freeze Banana Bread?

YES! You can definitely freeze banana bread! I love making banana bread when I have loads of ripe bananas to use up, then store the cooled bread in the freezer (wrap in plastic wrap, and store in a zip close bag), for up to 3 months!

Let the banana bread defrost in the refrigerator before slicing.

Ultra moist Chocolate Chip banana bread in a loaf pan. Topped with extra chocolate chips.

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

Easily freeze banana bread for up to 3 months after it's been cooled.

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

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WOW! This One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is so easy and seriously SO GOOD!
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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 307 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • In a large bowl mash the bananas until completely smooth. Stir in the melted butter until smooth.
  • 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.
  • 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!
Notes
Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top of the batter before baking for a pretty presentation.
If you want plain banana bread, simply leave the chocolate chips out. 

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip, Homemade, nuts, One Bowl
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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. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
181 Responses
  1. Jay

    4 stars
    I made these as mini loaves and got 15 and baked for 25 minutes. Added cinnamon and did half white, half brown sugar. Really enjoy these; they’re the perfect little snack. Thank you!

  2. Marilyn

    Made this last week. However I made it a chocolate chocolate chip banana bread by adding 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder. It was really great slightly warm with whipped cream and strawberries.

    Thank you for the recipe!

  3. Deepali

    5 stars
    I make this recipe once a week. My kids love to eat it for breakfast so I make muffins. I substitute the butter with canola oil and the flour with whole wheat flour. The batter becomes a little thick when you use whole wheat flour so I add an extra banana or milk to get the right consistency. This is a super easy and quick recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Nichole

    5 stars
    This was the BEST chocolate chip banana bread I have ever had! Will definitely make again, and try different additions like cinnamon!

  5. Marie K

    5 stars
    Thank you for this delicious recipe! I made this with my 3 1/2 year old for the family and the whole loaf was gone within a few hours. We will be making this again!!

  6. Savannah

    This is the BEST recipe. I have made it at least six or seven times now and it is always so good. I know it’s so annoying when people say they use a certain recipe but in reality have changed almost everything about it, and I promise that’s not the case here! I just made a couple of tweaks that I thought others might like, depending on their preference, but other than that the bones of the recipe are completely as written.

    1. Use light brown sugar instead of white (extra moist!)
    2. Add a tsp of cinnamon
    3. Sprinkle a little extra brown sugar on top before baking. Makes a nice crumbly crust which puts it over the edge! I do this with any kind of loaf cake/bread.

    Thanks so much for this recipe. The recipe I used before finding this one required FOUR bowls! Too much! With this recipe I get just as much flavor and enjoyment for much less work.

    1. Hi Marilyn, you can replace the all purpose flour with almond flour at a 1:1 ratio. But keep in mind that since almond flour lacks gluten, the banana bread will be denser and more flat. Hope that helps!

        1. Isabel Wright

          Good question! I am currently doing low carb and have started using almond and coconut flours. This recipe has been my go to for banana bread and I can’t wait to try it with the almond flour.

    1. Honestly, I’m not sure Michael, I have not tried it at high altitude before, but some basic adjustments would be to reduce the baking powder by 1/4 tsp, reduce 2 tbsp of sugar and increase temperature by 25 degrees F. Hope that helps!

  7. Maryam Mgeni

    This has always been my ‘go to’ banana bread recipe. I normally add 1tbs of Greek yogurt or unsweeted apple sauce to add moisture to it. Easy peasy!

  8. Susan

    5 stars
    Yum! Had to adjust things because I love to experiment and didn’t have enough bananas. added quarter cup full fat Greek yogurt for moisture. Lil cinnamon cuz life’s better with cinnamon. chunk and mini chocolate chips. oh and light brown instead of white sugar for perhaps lil more depth of flavor. It’s fab thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Jennifer

      4 stars
      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.

  9. Agnes

    5 stars
    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

        5 stars
        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…..

  10. Robyn

    5 stars
    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.

  11. Kristina

    5 stars
    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.

  12. 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 verywellfit.com 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.

  13. Lola

    5 stars
    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!

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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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