Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I don’t know if you are like my house but whenever I buy bananas, it seems like I have a few that turn brown before we get the chance to eat them. Every time my kids see those bananas, the first question they ask is “Can we make banana bread?” Usually, the answer is yes, because I love this moist chocolate chip banana bread too!

If you have overripe bananas but don’t have the time to make this banana bread recipe, you can freeze your bananas for a later time. Go ahead and peel the bananas and put them in resealable plastic freezer-safe bags and when ready, thaw at room temperature. If you have a little extra time, you can peel and mash the bananas and measure the amount needed for your recipe. Just make sure you mark on the freezer-safe bag what measurement you have in the bag. Just remember the bananas will not ripen any more once they are in the freezer so make sure they are nice and brown. Frozen peeled bananas will last about 3-4 months.

5 from 1 vote
Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

This delicious banana bread has chocolate chips to make it even better!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Julie Clark
  • 8 Tbsp Butter (1 stick of butter)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Mashed Bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350oF.

  2. Using a mixer, cream butter with sugar.

  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix.

  4. Add dry ingredients and mix.

  5. Add mashed bananas and sour cream.

  6. Stir in chocolate chips and pour into greased loaf pan.

  7. Bake for 1 hour. Let cool slightly before removing from pan.

  8. Slice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You could skip the chocolate chips for a plain banana bread.

Our family doesn't like nuts but if you want to add them, go ahead and add them along with the chocolate chips.

I have also used this recipe to make muffins. If making muffins bake about 20 minutes.


I usually mash one or two bananas at a time with a fork in a separate bowl.


If you aren't used to baking, when measuring dry ingredients, level off the top of the measuring cup with a knife. Exact measurements are important for baking.


4 thoughts on “Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”

  1. Hi Julie,
    I really like how thorough and easy a read this is. I’ve never had chocolate chip banana bread. I’m excited to make it. Might have it with dinner tonight! Thank you!

    1. Let me know what you think of the banana bread if you make it or you can review the actual recipe on my site. Hope you enjoy it!! I find it’s a great dessert or breakfast.

  2. This recipe is different ( and better ) because you incorporate sour cream, what a marvelous idea! I added sour cream this time to the batter, which I found to make the banana bread light in texture and at the same time moist. This bread had a lovely flavor that was brought about by the subtle sour acid notes in the sour cream. Acidity and fat derived from liquids can have a great impact on the outcome of a cake. My little boy especially loved it.

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