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Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

This freshly baked banana chocolate chip bread is everything you need start your mornings on a sweet note. It’s fluffy, warmly spiced with cinnamon, and pairs perfectly with your favorite cup of coffee.

Why You’ll Love This Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

If dessert for breakfast is your thing, this fluffy and moist banana chocolate chip bread with hints of cinnamon will be right up your alley.

  • Naturally-sweetened. Smokey maple syrup and sweet bananas completely replace processed sugars in this recipe.
  • Beginner-friendly. Mix the batter until just-combined, pour it into the loaf pan, and bake away.
  • Wholesome. The combination of coconut oil, maple syrup, and bananas turn this banana bread into a breakfast option.
  • Versatile. You can add chewy cranberries, make muffins, or add a peanut butter swirl.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Ingredients Labeled

Recipe Ingredients

You won’t get a sugar-high right after having this fluffy banana chocolate chip bread for breakfast. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact amounts.

  • All-purpose flour – Avoid cake flour because the banana bread will crumble.
  • Baking soda – Sieve it if there are any large lumps.
  • Cinnamon – It adds warm spice, but you can swap it for nutmeg.
  • Nutmeg – Its earthiness helps round out the flavors, but you can skip it.
  • Salt – Kosher salt is best.
  • Bananas – Ones that have started to brown are great for this.
  • Maple syrup – You can use agave nectar or raw honey instead.
  • Coconut oil – Vegetable, corn, and canola oil are good swaps.
  • Vanilla extract – Use clear or pure vanilla extract (brown).
  • Eggs – Feel free to use liquid eggs.
  • Chocolate chips – Choose milk, semi-sweet, or bitter chocolate chips.

How to Make Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

It’s just like making your favorite sweet loaf but with bananas and maple syrup as sweeteners. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for more detailed instructions.

  • Prep the oven. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray and set it aside.
  • Mix the dry ingredients. Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Combine the wet ingredients. Mix the bananas, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and eggs in a separate bowl until smooth.
  • Mix them. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips. Mix until just-combined.
  • Bake it. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve. Remove the bread from the oven. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes before removing it from the pan. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Tips & Variations

From adding velvety frosting to making muffins, there’s a version of this easy banana chocolate chip bread for everyone.

  • More add-ins. Stir 1/2 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, or cranberries into the batter for more texture and flavor. You can also add 4 tablespoons chia seeds.
  • Line it. Sometimes, even if you grease the pan, the bread can stick. Prevent this by lining the bottom of the loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Frost it. Spread a layer of your favorite vanilla, chocolate, or cream cheese frosting on top once the bread is fully cooled. Cool Whip works too.
  • Go whole-wheat. Swap the all-purpose flour for a whole-wheat one for an easy variation of this recipe.
  • Make muffins. Line a muffin tray with liners. Fill them with batter until 3/4s full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Add a swirl. Pour 1/4 cup peanut butter over the batter once it’s in the pan. Use a toothpick to swirl it around and spread the peanut butter. Bake as usual.
  • Leave it shut. Once the bread’s in the oven, don’t open the oven door until it’s ready. Opening the oven consistently will lower the temperature, affecting baking time and texture.
Slices of banana chocolate chip bread stacked on top of one another.

Serving Suggestions

A slice (or two) of this banana chocolate chip bread is perfect for breakfast. Serve it with a glass of milk, a cup of tea, or your favorite coffee. I always pair it with my Sweet Cream Iced Coffee or Iced Chai Tea Latte. If you like spiced drinks, you’ve got to try my Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee.

How to Store Chocolate Chip Banana Bread 

Make sure the loaf is fully cooled before storing.

  • Counter: Place it in an airtight container or paper bag for up to 2 days. Don’t use this method if the area where you live is humid.
  • Fridge: Store it whole or sliced in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Keep it away from strong-smelling foods like onions to avoid the transfer of odors. Let it come down to room temperature before digging in.
  • Freezer: Wrap it (whole, halved, or sliced) in plastic wrap twice. Transfer it to a freezer-friendly bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw it overnight in the fridge or on the counter for 15-30 minutes.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 large loaf or 2 mini loaves 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This fluffy banana chocolate chip bread recipe with cinnamon is naturally sweetened with maple syrup for the perfect morning bite.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. To a large bowl, add all purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir together and set aside.
  4. To a medium bowl, add mashed bananas, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and 2 eggs. Whisk together until the wet ingredients are smooth.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture. Using a spatula stir all the ingredients together.
  6. Add chocolate chips and mix together until combined.
  7. Pour the banana bread mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth out to make sure the batter is even.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test and comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before devouring!


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 281
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Sodium: 149 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 31 mg

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34 comments on “Banana Chocolate Chip Bread”

    1. Probably the same amount.. or you could start with 1/3 cup and then move to a 1/2 cup if it’s not enough. 🙂 Enjoy!

  1. What a beautiful post Krista, love the powerful message behind the video. A great reminder that we need to love who we are.
    Love this coconut banana bread too! It looks fantastic! A great reminder that I have bananas that have seen better days and need to be made into this delicious banana bread 🙂 Pinning!

    1. Thanks Kelly, I think it is something that we need to constantly be reminded of.

      Hope you get a chance to try this bnana bread, thanks for the pin girl!

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

    Krista, I’ve actually seen this video once before and it hit me like a ton of bricks, because I would have totally described myself in the same way to the artist as those people did. It’s a very powerful message and I think it’s wonderful that you shared it here, and how we should all try to see ourselves as God sees us. And, apparently, how most others see us, too. 🙂 Hope you’re able to relax a bit today, I know that same feeing of having so much on your mind. But I would guess a slice of this delicious bread could definitely help! It looks amazing. 🙂

    1. Oh… so glad that you liked it Belle. It definitely has a powerful message and hit me like a ton of bricks too! 🙂

      I would slice off a piece of bread and relax… but I ate it all 🙁

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Krista this was such a beautiful post and really made me stop and think. Thank you for sharing and for sharing this delicious banana bread! I LOVE the coconut, pecans, and chocolate added in, what a delicious treat!

  4. What a beautiful post and this recipe has some of my favorite ingredients so I know it is delicious. 🙂

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    Shashi @ runninsrilankan

    What a beautiful message – love the video and how it depicted how hard we are on ourselves as opposed to what others view us as – thanks so much for sharing it.
    And this wonderful coconut-pecan-chocolate-banana bread – you bet I wish I was your neighbor – but for now, I will just say I am glad to have stumbled by your blog!

    1. haha… so glad you liked the recipe and stumbled upon me to girl! Found some food for thought and food for the tummy here today. 🙂

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    I so want to watch that video. Is it on YouTube or Vimeo? I’m intrigued.
    Btw fantastic banana bread K; you can never go wrong with pecans and chocolate. 🙂

    1. Yeah, if you go to youtube just type in FBI Sketch Artist and it should be the first one that pops about… I think it says dove or something similar. 🙂 Its awesome!

      You can never go wrong with chocolate or pecans is right… they just make life so much happier especially when put together. 🙂

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef

    Beautifully written post, Krista! (Beautiful banana bread too!) I have seen that video or something like it before. The one I saw was made by Dove, and I thought it was so interesting! Thanks for reminding me about it because it does give me a lot to think about!

    1. Yeah, it was by dove. I didn’t realize that until I searched for it today… so good! 🙂 Definitely a good thing to think about!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita

    My oh my, I’m LOVING everything about this!! So many of my favorite flavors and ingredients in one place, and who doesn’t love another banana bread recipe?! Pinned 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Rachel, banana bread of any kind is good for the soul and stomach. 🙂 thanks for the pin sweet lady!

  9. Krista, please share the video when you can. Really powerful and a message that needs to be passed on. Thank you for sharing!!! And for this coconut banana bread too 🙂

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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    Great post and love how that video is so telling of how people see themselves. It really shows that we need to love who we are 😀
    That banana bread looks delicious! I love the flavor combination

    1. Yes and not believe the lies that the rest of the world is telling us… get skinner… your not good enough and all that kind of stuff!

      So glad you enjoyed the banana bread too girl! 🙂

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    Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    LOVE that video you watched! I found myself nodding my head at this. I would definitely be the one to tear myself down and describe myself like the first guy did. I need to be better about that and know that I am worth more! I sometimes sell myself short, as I think many do. This is such a great reminder, Krista. Thank you! And thank you for giving me such a flippin yummy recipe to drool over! Pinned!

    1. Thanks Jen! You are absolutely incredible! Gorgeous, intelligent, a great mommy, and successful!!! Its so ridiculous that we do this to ourselves… because I’m telling myself the same thing I’m telling you!

      Glad I gave you some food for thought and for the tummy.. hehe.. thanks for the pin girl!

  12. hey, i love how good this recipe sound, I will definitely have to try it for myself soon, looks very tasty. Also if you looking for more healthy meal ideas and recipes check this link out:

  13. Sounds like an exceptional church service! It is funny that we tend to see ourselves as less than we really are, especially women. I think we’ve become so trained to look for our flaws. But God loves us for who we really are, his beautiful children. That’s what we should we remember. Great post Krista!

    1. Soooo right! I think women are the worst offenders to this, we just bash ourselves and compare instead of seeing the beauty that God sees. 🙂 SO glad you liked this post girl! 🙂

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    What an awesome combo Krista! Love all those flavors together. A friend just made carmelized pecans over the weekend for strawberry salad. I think I’m in love with a new nut.
    Have a marvelous week!

    1. Thanks Melanie!!! Oh… caramelized pecans sounds awesome with a strawberry salad! 🙂 Thanks for the pin sweet friend.

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    Kristina @ Love & Zest

    Gosh that video sounds so cool! I’ll have to try to find it on youtube… I love that prayer!! By saturating ourselves with the truth and turning our negative self talk over to God, I trust that we will see ourselves more clearly each day….

    1. It really was. I tried searching for it and they haven’t put it on the web yet, our church puts together alot of videos. If I find it I will send it to you for sure girl. 🙂 You definitely hit the nail on the head with this, the more we saturate ourselves in God’s love and truth the more we see who we really are in God’s eyes! 🙂