Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

This recipe has a twist. So I didn’t have any cinnamon on hand {gasp, I know!}, but, I did have nutmeg and chocolate chips! This is a dangerous recipe, but, if you are brave enough to make it once, you may never go back to the same old boring banana bread EVER AGAIN!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Wet Ingredients

  • 2-3 Ripe bananas
  • ½ stick room temperature butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ c light brown sugar


  1. Start by mushing the bananas with a fork.
  2. Once the bananas are mushy add the stick of butter and blend until creamy, adding in one egg at a time.
  3. Next add the brown sugar and vanilla teaspoon and beat until you have a smooth consistency.


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 C Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl until they are incorporated.
  3. If you have a stand mixer you’ll want to put on your bread attachment at this point. Let’s marry the wet and dry ingredients, shall we?
  4. Add a cup of dry ingredients at a time to the wet ingredients and mix until the dough comes together. Now let’s get CRAZY! Add 1 c of semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels and stir!
  5. Grease your bread pan and pour your mixture in. Make sure the mix is even in the pan.
  6. Bake in the oven for 55-65 minutes. To ensure the bread has baked all the way you can use the tried and true tooth pick {or fork!} method. Stick in the toothpick and if it comes out clean, it’s done!
About Teri

Teri Hardy is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined as well as the founder of Mom Powered Media. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She loves to write, doodle & go, go, go. Control freak, master multi-tasker and shopaholic. Ms. Hardy has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.


  1. Kristy Edwards says:

    I can’t wait to try this my family loves to make bread. We have been looking for one the kids will love along with the adults. I think this one will be a winner.

  2. laura harris says:

    I have all the ingredients for this bread..gonna make this..i hope it looks as good as yours did!

  3. Tanya Holland says:

    I usually make banana chocolate chip muffins but this seems even easier. I am going to try this recipe. Banana bread is a favorite of mine.

  4. This sounds delicious! Love banana bread and chocolate chips! Happy New Year!


    I know without even trying it I would SO love this recipe. Banana’s are one of my favorite fruits and flavors and I love anything chocolate, but put those two together and it is one of my all time favorite flavor combinations. One time when I was younger my mom made banana bread with m&m’s in it and it was SO delicious. I am sure your recipe is too!

  6. Sandra Crispo says:

    Love banana bread. Lost my recipe few years ago and can’t wait to give this one a try cause love chocolate, especially dark!!!

  7. Nicole robert says:

    really great recipe for the new year

  8. Wanda Barefoot says:

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Betty Baez says:

    I love banana nut chocolate chip bread! I’ve never tried making it with nutmeg though I’ll have to try this!

  10. Calien Laure says:

    This was awesome! Thanks for sharing. I had a couple ripe bananas just waiting to be smooshed for bread and I just received some wonderful cinnamon chips from The Pampered Pantry. Made quite the loaf of bread!

  11. I can’t wait to try this!!!!

  12. Paula Proffitt says:

    I love Banana Nut bread and oh wow this looks so delicious I def would make this is I win that Kitchen aid Mixer Ty Ty so much!! God Bless you and yours!

  13. Georgia Beckman says:

    FACEPALM! Why have we not thought of this before? I have everything but ripe bananas! But I’ll be picking some up today & anxiously awaiting for them to turn that loverly brown color!

  14. Adrienne L Rudolph says:

    this looks very good, thank you for sharing

  15. This looks delicious and simple. Thanks for sharing.

  16. sarah jau says:

    I have all the ingredients for this ..gonna make this..I wish it will be delicious 😀

  17. terrijean jacobo says:

    yumm! i just love banana bread. and with chocolate chips, what could be better? im going to try out this recipe this weekend! mmmm good!

  18. This looks amazing!

  19. Kate Moore says:

    I happen to have 2 large super ripe bananas upstairs! I’m so glad I saw this, I’m totally going to try it today, although I do think that I would add cinnamon instead of nutmeg. I LOVE cinnamon! I also love how you use all whole wheat flour instead of white or half white/wheat. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  20. Looks like a very simple recipe and I love bananas and chocolate chips… Probably could also substitute pumpkin also.

  21. Velvet Hubler says:

    I love banana bread I have never had it with chocolate chips before but it sounds amazing! thanks for the recipe

  22. Susan Broughton says:

    mmmm this sounds so delicious! I like banana bread and I like chocolate so I am sure I would love this recipe. I don’t think I have ever seen a banana bread and chocolate chips combination before. Anyway, thanks for the recipe.

  23. Marti Smith says:

    OLe this sounds and looks so good. Seems pretty easy to make. Thanks for sharing this. So gotta try this recipe soon!

  24. Sheila Owen says:

    Yummmmm, 2 of my favorite things, chocolate, and bananas. I can’t wait to try this.

  25. Boy do I agree about boring banana bread. A member of our family makes pumpkin bread for two holidays every single year. I had enough around 30 years ago. Good for you experimenting in the kitchen. A new, more exciting bread has been revealed.

  26. Billie Wilson says:

    This recipe looks great. I love that it uses whole wheat flour. I think I will give it a try.

  27. mary ortiz says:

    I love to try different banana bread recipes to give my family a variety to choose.

  28. Every holiday, I make banana nut bread, cookies, etc. I had to pin this recipe!
    Going to have to try it – it looks like a winner!

  29. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This is a great banana bread recipe, but I think I would divide the nutmeg and add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon too.

  30. Patricia Summers says:

    This sounds so yummy! I have added blueberries to my basic recipe but now going to try the chocolate! Thank you.

  31. This sounds good! and easy to make- bookmarking now, thanks for sharing!

  32. BrittanyUtley says:

    OOOooooOOooooo this sounds so good! I’m getting the stuff to make it next time I go to the grocery store. Yummy! I can’t wait to try it.

  33. lisa johnson says:

    Can’t wait to try this one. It looks delicious!

  34. Nena Sinclair says:

    There’s nothing better than banana bread!!

  35. Wendy c g says:

    Thanks for posting this, my husband love banana bread. This will be perfect. The kids will probably eat because of the chocolate.

  36. Lisa Konieczke says:

    I love Banana Bread, I never thought about adding Chocolate Chips to it though. I will need to try this. Pinning. :)

  37. This looks sooo good! Can’t wait to try it and hopefully I get it right. Thanks for sharing. Happy new year!

  38. Jennifer Aikens says:

    I keep seeing a lot of recipes with wheat flour in it yet I am reluctant to buy it. However, I may try it soon since I am determined to not gain anymore weight.

  39. laurie damrose says:

    i love the addition of chocolate chips1so yummy

  40. My favorite kind of bread. Your recipe has some slight variations from others I’ve tried… will ahve to try this!

  41. Patricia Summers says:

    I will definitely use this recipe as banana bread is my favorite of all breads! The chocolate chips sound delucious. Thank you!

  42. Misha Estrada says:

    I love the combination of banana and chocolate. I also like that the flour is whole wheat.

  43. One of my favorite snacks ia a banana and a glass of chocolate milk, so I know I will love this! Thanks!!!

  44. This looks so delicious! I’m going to have to make it now!

  45. This sounds delicious and dangerously tempting to make. Ahh but if I do I will be messing up my resolution.

  46. Christina Strapp says:

    This looks and sounds so good! Will definitely be trying this one!!

  47. Paula Weintraut says:

    Sounds and Looks so good , Love your pics of it , Printed the recipie and ready to make. This one I have to share with my grandchildren!

  48. Tamarae Ellis says:

    This sounds delightful!! I am not a huge fan of chocolate but I bet it would be just as good with butterscotch chips! Guess I have to try 😀

  49. This looks delicious I can’t wait to try it. I love teaching my son how to bake:)

  50. This recipe sounds amazing! I love that it uses whole wheat flour too. I grew up eating whole wheat breads and I love them! Thanks so much for sharing this. I can’t wait to make it!

  51. maria carrasco says:

    This looks delicious and easy to do. I can’t wait to try it out. My family would love it.

  52. I don’t usually put chocolate chips in mine. I’ll have to give it a shot. The kids will love it!

  53. Elaine S Rumsey says:

    This sounds delicious! Why didn’t I think of that?

  54. Maria Marcotte says:

    Omg. I made.this and it was awesome! I also added some.finely shredded zucchini in for added.veggies and healthy. Kids didnt even know!!!

  55. Chocolate chip and banana sounds like a good combination! Just by looking at it, I know this is a very delicious recipe! Can’t wait to try this! :)

  56. When I saw this recipe I wasn’t sure. After I made it, I was surprised at how good it is. Thanks for the recipe!

  57. Christine Halverson says:

    That bread sounds delicious!I will have to try it= )
    Thanks for sharing..

  58. Looks yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

  59. kelly nicholson says:

    oh..this looks super easy..thank you!

  60. debra dubois says:

    love banana bread I have never had it with chocolate chips before but it sounds amazing!

  61. Dawn Rader says:

    I love banana bread! I can’t wait to try this! And with chocolate chips kids are gonna love it!

  62. md Kennedy says:

    Thanks for a really easy-peasy recipe! I will follow it to the T, except I will add some nuts – probably pecans. A dollop of vanilla whipped cream and it is a great dessert.

  63. I have always loved banana bread..and with chocolate chips….unbeatable

  64. What a nice twist to add. I love banana bread. I’ll bet it’s good with butterscotch, white chocolate or peanut butter chips too.

  65. Suz Reads says:

    This recipe looks easy and tasty! I may have to try it – especially when you say that after this one, you may never go back to the original! Thanks for sharing!

  66. Jenn Oldaker says:

    Yummmmmmmmmm! This sounds good and easy to make! I love banana bread and I LOVE chocolate so what better a combo?! :)

  67. This will be great to try.

  68. This sounds real yummy. great way to get rid of bananas before they go bad. cant wait to try this!

  69. Diana Corlett says:

    I have always loved banana bread, but love to switch it up a bit now and then…this works for me!

  70. rebeccabasset says:

    Ohhh this sounds AMAZING! I will have to try this. Thanks for the Post, Picture’s and the Recipe! I cannot wait to try.

  71. Paula Willbanks says:

    Oh my, this sounds soooooo good! I love banana bread and I more than LOVE chocolate, so this is the perfect combo!! Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

  72. Wanda Tracey says:

    This chocolate chip banana bread looks delicious and it is going to be a big hit in our house.I am filing it away in my favorites for quick reference.Thanks for sharing it.

  73. This looks so good! Thank you for sharing!!

  74. (Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe) Yummy, I love Banana bread. This is one recipe that I will try for sure. Thanks for sharing it.

  75. Ramya Eswaramoorthy says:

    Banana bread is a favorite of mine. this dish look delicious, going to try this :)

  76. thank you for sharing the great recipe, i will try it



  78. I am already a huge fan of my banana bread so to add chocolate chips to it would be an added bonus! So looking forward to making this with my little one :-)

  79. Dorothy Boucher says:

    this actually sounds pretty good, i had think about the chocolate chips being with my banana but if i can eat it in ice creams i’m sure it will taste just as yummy loll thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  80. I am obsessed with banana bread right now and LOVE the idea of having chocolate chips in it! Can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing :)

  81. Dorothy Boucher says:

    this sounds so delicious, i could eat most anything with banana in it :) and this recipe is so easy to do, thanks for share :)

  82. cheryl lister says:

    Mmmmm, I’ve got some really ripe bananas that would like to join up with some chocolate chips. Sounds delicious!

  83. This sounds delicious, thank you for sharing your recipe.

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