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Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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This easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe has bananas, chocolate chips, cream cheese and walnuts and it's perfect for breakfast, brunch or a snack.

The cream cheese in this bread makes it so moist and the bananas and chocolate chips give it that boost of sweetness. Perfection in every bite!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread sliced on parchment paper

Making this bread is a great way to use up any overripe banana's you have.

This is one of those Chocolate banana bread recipes that you can make year-round. And it is a delicious treat to make for holiday gifts or to take any social event.

This is a simple chocolate chip banana bread recipe that uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Gather all your ingredients together and get ready to make your family happy with this easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients

See printable recipe card below for specific measurements and complete instructions.

  • ripe bananas
  • melted butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • cream cheese
  • vanilla extract
  • baking soda
  • all-purpose flour
  • semisweet chocolate chips
  • walnuts (optional)

How To Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Start by preheating your oven to 350F. Prepare a bread loaf pan by spraying with non-stick spray or you can butter and flour the bread loaf pan.

In a small bowl mash up two of the bananas, leaving them slightly lumpy. Thinly slice the remaining banana and set aside.

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth.

Mix in cream cheese, mashed bananas, baking soda and salt. Stir in flour until blended. Then fold in sliced bananas, chocolate chips and walnuts.

Dry and Wet Ingredients combined in bowl

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle a few additional chocolate chips on top.

Bake for 50-60 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipe Tips

Soften the butter to room temperature before using to make it easier to cream with the sugar.

For the best flavor use very ripe bananas with some black spots so it is at the peak of its sweetness.

When measuring flour, spoon it into a dry measuring cup and then level off the excess with smooth edge of butter knife.

Don't overmix the batter. Overmixing will result in dense dry bread.

If the top of the bread starts to get too brown cover the top loosely with aluminum foil.

Whole loaf of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread sliced

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Knife slicing Chocolate Chip Banana Bread on parchment paper

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread sliced on parchment paper

Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Author: Judy - RecipesSimple.com
Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with cream cheese is moist and delicious and perfect for breakfast, brunch or a snack.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 3 medium bananas, overripe
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup walnuts, (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Prepare a bread loaf pan by spraying with non-stick spray or you can butter and flour the bread loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl mash up 2 of the bananas, leaving them slightly lumpy.
  • Thinly slice the remaining banana and set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth. Mix in cream cheese, mashed bananas, baking soda and salt. Stir in flour until blended.
  • Fold in sliced bananas, chocolate chips and walnuts (optional).
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle a few additional chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
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