Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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For years I’ve kept this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe a secret. It has a crispy sweet top layer and is perfectly moist inside. I love to bake several loaves and give them away to neighbors and friends at the holidays. The sour cream is the secret ingredient!

Banana Cream Bread Recipe with Chocolate Chips

While we lived in Northern Ireland I had a cute little table at our monthly craft fair and sold sweet bread loaves. I sold out every month. They were popular! It is my go-to recipe when I’m asked to bring a snack to an event and today I’m sharing this top-secret recipe with you.

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I hope you enjoy our favorite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe as much as we do.  If you whip up a loaf I’d love to hear how it turned out, leave me a comment below!


Banana Bread with chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

The BEST Banana Bread gets even better with chocolate chips! This moist banana bread recipe has quickly become a family favorite!


  • ⅔ c. oil
  • 1½ c. raw sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • ½ c. sour cream
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 c. unbleached bread flour (I've used all purpose before too)
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. chocolate chips (or more... yes, more!)
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)



Preheat oven to 325 degrees


Mix oil, sugar, eggs, bananas, sour cream, vanilla and sea salt. Mix until smooth


Add flour and baking soda. Just until blended. (Don't over mix)


Fold in nuts (optional)


Pour into greased pans (2 large or 3-4 small)


Sprinkle with raw sugar and bake 40 - 60 minutes


Store in the refrigerator - Enjoy!!

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