30th March 2017

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This has got to be one of the most simplest of recipes to ever bake. Honestly, its so easy to do, it’s cheap and tastes amazing. It’s also extremely moreish and eaten best when fresh out of the oven and still just warm. If you’re having a bad day – this bread come cake will solve it all! No, seriously, it will. No butter so it’s dairy free (providing you also use dairy free chocolate) and I used gluten free flour too. Oh and I’m even going to try and persuade you that it’s kind of healthy as it’s got bananas in!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I’ve been baking a little more than usual lately and have realised that whilst I absolutely love to create big fancy cakes, when it comes to baking for me and my family I prefer loaf cakes, muffins and brownies as they’re easy, delicious, adaptable and perfect for saving and taking out as snacks for days out. They freeze brilliantly too.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I actually baked this one Sunday when I was little bored, doing my usual pottering around the house thing when I spotted some bananas that were starting to go a bit black and quite frankly needed rescuing, or at least doing something useful with.  Ta-da! Banana bread. Using a classic banana bread recipe I wasn’t really sure if I even had any of the right ingredients but what I did have would kinda.. maybe… possibly work – well it did! Here you have it. Magic…

Ok, I’ll get on with actually writing what you came here to read.


  1. 4 bananas – the more ripe the better
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 100ml vegetable oil
  4. 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract (never use essence)
  5. 150g light brown sugar (caster will work fine too)
  6. 180g plain flour
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  9. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  10. 1/2 tsp ginger
  11. 1 pinch of salt
  12. 60g of chocolate chips
  13. Optional – Hazelnut food extract or similar.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


Set the oven to Gas Mark 180°C.

Line and prep your tin with grease-proof paper

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Peel the bananas and throw in your bowl and turn the mixer on low (If your just mixing by hand mash them up).

Add your egg and all your wet ingredients, slowly mix until all combined.

Same, now add all your dry ingredients mixing slowly until just combined.  Add in half of the chocolate chips and fold in the mixture carefully.

Pour the mixture into your lined loaf tin and lay the remaining chocolate chips over the top.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Bake for 40 minutes.  Test before removing as it’s possibly it may need another 5-10 minutes (all ovens vary). If you are unsure use a skewer or similar to insert in the cake making sure it comes out clean.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Set aside and leave to cool for around 15-20 minutes. You’ll then be able to lift out using the edges of the greasproof paper and peel off.  Leave to cool a little more, 20 minutes maybe.

Slice, eat and enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

30 responses to “Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”

  1. This looks amazing! I wonder if my daughter would eat it? She LOVES bananas!

  2. Sheena Benedicta says:

    I think that LOOKS DELICIOUS!!! Absolutely heavenly and I cannot wait to try it out. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Carrie says:

    YUUUUMMMMM. I could so go for this right now! I pinned this so maybe I can make this later. This looks SO good.

  4. YUM! Now I’m hungry!

    xox Christie

  5. d123zzz says:

    this looks amazing!

  6. Shannon says:

    I love just putting HUGE chunks on top! Looks yummy! 🙂

  7. Cristina says:

    This looks like a very tasty recipe! The best way to use bananas that are a bit too ripe.

  8. Holy smokes this looks delicious! I know what I’m making this weekend… And how good is this going to be with my morning coffee?! Yes!

  9. Amy says:

    This looks great, I don’t think I’ve ever had banana bread. Will have to find an egg free recipe so my son can have some too!

  10. Amy says:

    OMG I love banana bread!!! This is making me so hungry. Might have to try this recipe out!

  11. rinalosingit says:

    Holy yum! That looks amazing! And hazelnut it my favorite flavoring of all time!

  12. echoesofhervoice says:

    I love banana bread and I am going to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  13. I love banana bread, this looks delicious!

  14. Maya says:

    Looks delish! Bananas + chocolate, does it get any better!

  15. Be still me heart. Yum! Thanks for linking up to #globalblogging.

  16. Glutarama says:

    Stop the press! Chocolate and Ginger! Yes please….if I make this gluten free successfully do you mind me blogging about it and adding a credit and pingback to your blog x

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Now that is one gorgeous sounding cake! Love the idea of adding hazelnut extract to it – genius!

  18. Colette B says:

    The chocolate buttons make for a gorgeous detail!

  19. Jaime Oliver says:

    oh this looks delicious! i going to have to try making this too, however I have no doubt yours looks much better than anything i could make

  20. Helen says:

    Banana bread is one of my absolute favourite things, yet I’ve never tried it with chocolate chips in! This must change now I have your recipe, thanks 🙂

  21. Clare! says:

    My mouth is watering!! Saving this as it looks blooming amazing and I NEED to try it!!

  22. This looks so good! Love that there aren’t many ingredients!! x

  23. Lucy says:

    Hey Natalie, what gluten free flour did you use for this? I have some quinoa flour, would that work? Eager to try this 🙂

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