Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Brd

The riper the bananas the sweeter. Size matters with this loaf so it's best to use the suggested size pan. I like to sift the dry ingredients together onto wax paper before adding. Use any vegetable oil you like and ALWAYS AERATE YOUR FLOUR BEFORE MEASURING. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Makes: One loaf

Chocolate Chip Banana Brd


  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 medium bananas)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (I use extra light olive oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 cup toasted nuts (I use pecans & walnuts)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Grease a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.
  3. Mash bananas with a fork to measure one cup.
  4. Place mashed bananas in a bowl and add sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer on high for one minute.
  5. Stir in flours, baking powder and baking soda by hand until almost combined (no mixer).
  6. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips. Do not over mix.
  7. Transfer batter to loaf pan and bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.

Notes: For more on this recipe in my blog click here.

12 Comments on "Chocolate Chip Banana Bread"

  1. Luana

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I’ve already made it two times and I love it! I discovered your site last year and the first recipe I tried was your apple pie! I was delicious! Thank you, Jenny for your amazing recipes. P.S. I’m 12 years old and I just like to bake, especially your recipes!

  2. Sooz

    I’ve made almost the same recipe without any sugar and I love it. The chocolate chips add just enough sweetness along with the banana.

  3. Soli

    Thanks for your simple and healthy recipes. The way you teach cooking in your videos are truly amazing. I always check your website for new recipes.

    Thank you so much 🙂

  4. Ericka

    Hi Jenny!

    Since my family doesn’t eat eggs, I usually replace eggs with applesauce. Will that work here as well?

    • Jenny

      I don’t have much experience baking with apple sauce so you could try but you may get a better result with an egg replacer.

  5. Ranjitha

    Hello Jenny,

    Thanks for all your wonderful, yummy recipes. I tried the Banana Bread and it turned out very moist and tasty. I have 2 questions:

    1. If I half the recipe what will be the baking time?
    2. If I make this recipe into 2 mini loaves what will be the baking time.

    Appreciate your help.

    Thanks & best wishes,

  6. Maria Santana

    It has been a blessing for me to have found your wonderful recipes.

  7. Ebtisam

    Hi jenny
    I came to your page by chance, i live in Venzuela.thank you very much for your recipes they r super good. I try to do follow your ingredients as much as I can b.c here we don’t have anything( hahahah) now I want to ask you can I substitute whole wheat pastry flour with the same cuantity of all purpose ? My best regards , you r marvelous

  8. Beth

    Hi Jenny, I see on the recipe you are calling for whole wheat “pastry” flour and yet on your blog (or more info) you say made with whole wheat flour. Can it be made with whole wheat flour /white flour as called for? or is pastry flour a must in this recipe? Enjoying so very much, the lighter side of cooking with your help.
    Thanks, 🙂 P.S. can’t wait to try this.

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