Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf

Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf

I’m halfway through my second Jenny Han novel, (P.S. I Still Love You) when I decided to take a pause and bake something I can munch on while I finish the remaining chapters.

I have plenty of bananas in the fridge and my bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips is still untouched. I tried baking a chocolate loaf once but it turned out like brownies. So, I knew I’d to give one more shot again at baking loaf breads.

Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf

First things first, always pick the ripest bananas! Choose the ones with plenty of black spots, trust me, they make the yummiest bread loaves. You can use any kind of banana, but I used lacatan in my recipe and it didn’t disappoint.

Start adding the chocolate chips after all ingredients are well incorporated. Give it 2-3 stirs to avoid them from melting and blending with the batter.

I and my kids love our banana choco loaf with lots of chocolates, so I put a cup and a half of choco chips in my mixture. Feel free to add or lessen the amount of chocolate according to your preference.

Goodluck! 🙂

Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf

Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf
Author: Ruth Alarcon
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Serves: 1 loaf
  • 2-3 very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup of sugar (can easily use 3/4 cup, or drop it down to 1/2 cup if you want it less sweet)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 4×8-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
  3. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour, and lastly add the chocolate chips
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 mins to 1 hour (check at 50 minutes) at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve. (A bread knife helps to make slices that aren’t crumbly.)


  • Wow, this sounds so easy to make. Can I make this on the oven toaster too, you think?

    • Hi Nathalie! Hmm.. I don’t think so. Kailangan sobrang mainit para maka bake ng breads. Unfortunately, very low lang yung heat na kyang iproduce ng oven toaster.

      • Finally tried this last night–my first ever baking experiment in my new oven. 😀 Reduced the sugar to only 3/4 cup though. So happy it turned out yummy despite being a bit more cooked than it should be. Haha. Will lower the temperature next time, or shorten the baking time.

  • I’ve been itching to bake, but we don’t have an oven in our apartment. 🙁 Can’t wait to move into a bigger place so I can get that oven and bake! This looks so yummy and the recipe is pretty easy.

    • Thanks Kim! May oven na maliit parang microwave ang size niya. You can try using it for the meantime. Very space saver. 🙂

  • Reading while munching. I do this too! Super fun me-time

  • Ayi Dela Cruz

    I love making banana loaf 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

  • Wow!! Looks yummylicious! I love banana loaf too..:) Thanks for the recipe too. 🙂

  • Oh my goodness, the first picture made my mouth water! We actually have a bunch of bananas here; we’re waiting for them to become overripe for banana bread purposes!

  • Oh wow, it looks so yummy and easy to do. When I decide to bake something, parang major production. It’s not something I can decide to do in the middle of reading a book. Haha.

    • Lol. When you get the hang of baking very easy na ang recipes like this. Pang novice lang ang bread loaf. Hehe 🙂

  • Tina Elaine Ruste-Madrazo

    Looks great. But currently on a strict gluten free diet. 🙁

  • Jennifer Villanueva

    Looks really masarap.. I screenshot your recipe sis. Will try it soon. Wish me luck:)

  • Maria Louisa Mae P. Mercado

    Looks super yummy! My son loves bananas and I’ll definitely go for anything with choco chips!

  • May De Jesus-Palacpac

    Looks really good! I’m planning to get myself the stuff I need to bake with my kids and a banana cake with chocolate chips just might be one of the things we’re going to bake first. 🙂

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