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one bowl chocolate chip banana bread

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • Author: nags
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 9 slices 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Australian


A simple one bowl chocolate chip banana bread recipe that’s perfect to bake with your kids.


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 and a 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 
  • 1/4 cup almond flakes (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F / 180 C
  2. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan with some butter and set aside
  3. In a bowl, add the bananas and mash with a fork until fairly smooth
  4. Add in the melted butter and stir until well combined
  5. Next, add the sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt and stir to combine
  6. Add the flour next and fold it in until the batter is smooth
  7. Add in the chocolate chips and fold well to distribute them well through the batter
  8. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan
  9. Top with almond flakes or additional chocolate chips
  10. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the banana bread comes out clean
  11. Leave in the pan for 10 minutes then invert onto a cooling rack
  12. Cool completely before slicing and serving


  • You can replace the flour with whole wheat flour (atta) without much compromise in taste or texture
  • It’s best to beat the egg in a separate bowl and then add to the batter. This will make sure that the egg is not spoilt and if you add directly to the batter, you’ll need to discard the entire batter if you got a bad egg
  • The chocolate chips can be regular sized or mini ones. I prefer the regular sized ones, they make the banana bread so chocolate-y
  • The egg can be replaced with 1 tablespoon flax seed powder + 3 tablespoon water. Personally, I don’t like the texture this substitute gives in this recipe – a bit more fudgy and gooey rather than spongy. If you can, don’t replace the egg and instead try this eggless banana bread with walnuts
  • The almond flakes are optional but I highly recommend them
  • I once had only two ripe bananas and so added 2 tablespoons milk and went ahead with the same measurements for all other ingredients. Came out with less banana flavour but a great tasting banana bread nevertheless
  • You can reduce the sugar and / or chocolate chips to suit your taste

Keywords: chocolate chip banana bread