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moist banana bread topped with chocolate chips and served with some berries
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5 from 2 votes

Moist Banana Bread

Moist banana bread loaded with ripe bananas, nuts and chocolate chips. A perfect tea time snack or enjoy as a dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Madhavi


  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 3 large ripe banana
  • 1 stick softened unsalted butter ½ cup
  • 1 cup brown sugar, I used lite brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips and extra to garnish on top
  • ½ chopped nuts


  • Pre heat the oven to 350 F or 175 C and adjust the over rack to middle.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl add the ripe banana and mash them with a fork till soft.
  • In a large bowl add the softened butter and sugar. Using a hand mixer or a whisk mix the butter and sugar till softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk until well incorporated.
  • Now add the mashed banana and whisk it.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • Using a spatula fold in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just blended. Do not over mix.
  • Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Carefully pour the batter into the prepared pan and top it with chocolate chips.
  • Bake the banana bread for 50 to 60 mins until the tooth pick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Keep an eye on the baking time after 45 mins, you definitely don’t want to over bake the bread.
  • Cool the bread in the loaf pan for ten minutes and on the counter top for atleast 30 minutes.
  • Slice and enjoy for breakfast, snack or dessert.