Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This easy, delicious bread will please almost anybody! 10 servings.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, bread, breakfast, chocolate
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Author Blue Goose Inn Bed and Breakfast


  • 2 1/3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ C. unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 C. granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 C. very ripe bananas mashed (about 2 large)
  • ½ C. buttermilk
  • ½ C. semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly butter and flour 4 mini loaf pans, or one 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt then whisk to combine.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer or a medium bowl, mix the butter on low speed until smooth.
  5. Add the sugar gradually and continue mixing on low speed until slightly fluffy.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until smooth between each addition.
  7. Add the bananas, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and mix until blended.
  8. Add half the flour mixture and mix on low speed until almost mixed.
  9. Add half the buttermilk and mix until blended, and then repeat with the remaining flour and buttermilk.
  10. Continue mixing until smooth, scraping the bowl to make sure the batter is even.
  11. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  12. If using mini loaf pans, divide the batter evenly among the four pans.
  13. If using the full-size pan, spread the batter in the pan and smooth the top of the batter.
  14. Bake until the loaves are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes for the mini pans and 60 minutes for the full-size loaf pan.
  15. Let the loaves cool in the pans on a rack for about 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool on rack.