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Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

This Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Bread makes a great afterschool snack or lunchbox treat! It’s one of my kids’ favorite family recipes.

baked banana bread with chocolate chips

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I have a love for chocolate–it’s not just me, right? Adding chocolate chips to an otherwise healthy snack (filled with whole grains, fiber and fruit) is an easy way to convince your kids, or yourself, that it is a treat.

So is true with my Banana Chocolate Chip Bread. It’s one of the recipes that my kids are enjoying doing on their own, now that they like to cook and bake.

This recipe started as a standard banana bread, but I modified the ingredients to include whole wheat, flaxseed for fiber, and a little chocolate (my fave!).

We don’t put nuts in our banana bread because of my son’s allergies, but some walnuts would add a great texture and go great with the bananas and chocolate.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I am pretty sure that my son asks for bananas on our grocery list, then doesn’t eat them on purpose so they’ll over-ripen. Then they’re perfect for baking up in this recipe.

Let’s not kid ourselves. This isn’t “bread.” It’s just a giant cupcake. I’m not complaining, though!

Ingredients you need for banana chocolate chip bread

Thankfully, this simple recipe uses standard pantry ingredients, so it’s easy to bake up a loaf anytime!

Use up ripe bananas with this Banana Chocolate Chip Bread recipe

How to make banana chocolate chip bread

Rather than make muffins, it is a lot easier to mix the batter up and just pour into a loaf pan. It does take longer to bake, though.

It’s so easy to make this delicious whole wheat banana bread! Just mix the dry ingredients into one bowl, then set aside.

In another bowl, mash the ripe bananas. You can use a fork, potato masher, or any other method that works for you. Then add the wet ingredients and mix well.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir just until moistened. Add chocolate chips if using them.

Bake at 350 degrees for 75 minutes and check for doneness with a toothpick in the center. Let fully cool before slicing and serving.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread - Tasty Tuesdays

If you’re a fan of this whole wheat banana chocolate chip bread, you will probably also enjoy these banana walnut muffins. Another similar recipe we love is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread.

If you’re baking gluten-free, take a look at these 7 Sweet Gluten-Free Desserts. You’ll find something yummy there!

Yield: 12 servings

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Easy recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread using whole wheat flour

Easy recipe for chocolate chip banana bread using whole wheat flour

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients--flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla and milk and stir to combine.
  • Pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients and blend until just moistened.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Let cool fully before removing from pan. Slice into servings.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 258mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 4gSugar: 24gProtein: 5g


    Tuesday 16th of August 2016

    Your recipe looks delicious ad I love the addition of the flaxseed, nutritious idea. I would love to have you stop by and share on my WW post this week. Hope you have a great week! Karren

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