Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This is a re-post of a recipe that I first published when I started this blog…back in 2012!! It had no pictures, but I posted it anyway, so that I would never forget the recipe, and I am so glad that I did. I make this faithfully all year long. Enjoy~

The best chocolate chip banana bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


  • 4 Ripe bananas, smashed
  • 2 Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350*.

In a large bowl, add the bananas, making sure they are smashed thoroughly (I use a potato masher).

Mix in the eggs and sugar. Add the flour, salt and baking soda and powder, and mix until just combined. Add the chips.

Spread evenly a prepared loaf-pan, and bake for 1 hour, or until a knife inserted in the center, comes out clean.

Let cool on a rack. Remove from the pan, and slice to serve.

I thought that I’d lost this recipe for over a year once. I was so perturbed because it’s a recipe for banana bread that uses NO additional oil. Not even a substitute for oil like applesauce- That, I found out is pretty hard to come by. So when I was browsing through one of my recipe books and found this recipe on a stained little paper, tucked between the pages, I swore I ‘d look after it and keep it safe at hand… So much for that! But now I am thinking, this is the perfect place to both share and keep in a safe place for me to find again this great recipe.

best chocolate chip banana bread

This makes a really dense, heavy, yummy loaf that we eat for snack or dessert. YUMMM.

best chocolate chip banana bread

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5 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  1. Nina

    I have some bananas in my freezer; I may have to try this option. I make a pretty yummy banana bread myself, but the recipe does call for oil, which I know would be healthier to cut out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. hardlyagoddess

    Hi Nina,
    Thanks for the comment! It’s a definite, “TRY!” I’ll post a less dense banana bread too for comparison, but it is not nearly as “healthy” as this one, as it works from a cake-mix as it’s base.

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