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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is a delicious breakfast recipe everyone loves! My mom's banana bread recipe is filled with chocolate chips for the breakfast your kids will want to eat. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 392kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8


  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 medium overripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 7 tablespoons sour milk or buttermilk (To make sour milk: add 1 teaspoon vinegar to milk and let sit 5 minutes)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups (248g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (340g) chocolate chips, divided


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x5with nonstick cooking spray. You can use an 8x4-inch loaf pan and make 1-2 muffins alongside.
  • Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer (and hand mixer is okay too).
  • Add the bananas, eggs, sour milk, and baking soda to a blender. Mix until liquefied. Alternately, mash the bananas with a fork and then stir the eggs, milk, and baking soda into the bananas.
  • Pour half of the banana mixture into the butter mixture with 1 cup of flour and mix until just combined. Repeat with the rest of the liquid and flour. Do not overmix!
  • Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Bake approximately 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean (test right next to the crack).
  • Cool at least 10 minutes in pan.


  • This also makes 12 muffins (bake time approximately 15 minutes).
  • You can substitute equal amount vegetable oil for the butter.
  • You can substitute equal amount soy or almond milk for the milk, just add 1 teaspoon vinegar to the blender to activate the baking soda.
  • Don't have a blender? You can make this by hand as well; just mash the banana with a fork.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.5mg