sliced banana bread on a vintage wire baking rack

Cinnamon Chocolate Banana Bread

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Loavess- 16 slices


This Easy Banana Bread is loaded with chocolate chips and cinnamon. This recipe is made with pantry staples and stays moist for several days.


  • 2 cups (280g) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup (285g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) buttermilk or milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (23 medium-sized)
  • 1 cup (180g) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (58g) chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two loaf pans (8.5inch-1lb).
  2. In a separate bowl, sift the flour with the baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and combine with the granulated sugar; beat together until well combined.
  4. Next add the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk vigorously until smooth; make sure eggs are well beaten.
  5. In a separate bowl, unpeel the bananas and mash with a fork. Add mashed bananas to wet ingredients.
  6. Slowly add flour mix into wet ingredients and gently stir with a wooden spoon just until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans. Bake at 350° F for 40-45 minutes. Test the bread for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the bread. If the toothpick comes out clean, it’s done. Each loaf may bake +/- a few minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool prior to slicing.


  • To make homemade buttermilk use 1 tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar and then add enough milk to make 1 cup. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes and then stir.
  • Melted butter can be substituted for 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or coconut)
  • To freeze, double wrap in plastic wrap prior to freezing.
Nutrition Information:
1 slice
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Banana Bread Recipe, Quick bread recipe, Homemade Banana Bread, Easy Banana Bread, Moist Banana Bread

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