Simple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Do you have any items in your kitchen that remind you of certain people or specific recipes from when you were a kid? When my grandmother died several years back, one of the things that was passed down to me was her white Pyrex bread pan. Every time I bake something in it, I am reminded of her and I love that. She was a sweet, sweet woman who loved chocolate, butter, and bananas so this recipe would have been right up her alley! It comes together in one bowl so cleanup is minimal which I also appreciate. We enjoy this one as an after school treat or weekend breakfast. It’s a great way to use up those bananas you’ve got lying around that might have gotten a little long in the tooth too!

Simple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Decadent and rich, this banana bread is simple to put together and totally worth the calories .
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf


  • standard loaf pan, buttered
  • mixing bowl


  • 3 very ripe bananas peeled and mashed
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick salted butter melted
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mash together bananas, sugar, egg, and butter in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
  • With a rubber spatula, stir in salt, baking powder and flour and mix to combine.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and pour into a a prepared standard sized, loaf pan.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for one hour or until the top is a deep brown in color and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy hot from the oven or cooled with a pat of butter.
Keyword Banana, bread, Chocolate

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