Delicious and Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This recipe reminds me of my childhood. By far my favorite banana bread recipe. Super moist and goes great with a morning cup of tea. 

Total Time
1 hour 20 minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan (Line pan with parchment paper for easy removal).

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ground flaxseed (optional).

  3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in yogurt (optional), eggs, mashed bananas and vanilla until well blended.

  4. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just until moistened. If adding chocolate chips and nuts, fold in now.

  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1-2 tablespoons of turbinado sugar on top.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 60-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Let cool and enjoy!

Ingredients for 1 loaf

  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour (I substituted 1/4 cup for 1/4 cup ground flaxseed)
  • 1 teaspoon
    baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon
    cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon in batter, 1/2 teaspoon sprinkled on top before baking)
  • 1/2 cup* (or 1/4 cup if adding yogurt below) 
  •  3/4 cup
    brown sugar
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cup (about 3)
    mashed overripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1/4 cup
    plain yogurt* (optional, adds flavor and moisture)
  • 1 cup
    toasted pecans (optional)
  •  1/2 cup
    mini chocolate chips (optional)
  • Turbinado sugar (coarse sugar) 

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    20 minutes
  • Cooking Time
    1 hour

Suggested Equipment


This recipe is my go-to banana bread recipe. It is moist and flavorful and reminds me of my childhood. It is super simple to make and so satisfying. I love it which chocolate chips and sometimes nuts. It is the perfect morning snack with a cup of tea or an after-dinner treat that will leave you dreaming of moist banana bread. It's hard to mess up and I easily substitute ingredients for healthier alternatives. Enjoy!

TIP: Use mini chocolate chips or roughly chop regular size chocolate chips. If they are too large, they will sink to the bottom when cooking.

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