Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of the best ways to use up those bananas which have started to look a little over-ripe. It is definitely one of our ultimate family favourites, and it is super easy to make!


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large, ripe bananas
  • 100g of dark chocolate chips
  • 175g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 150g sugar


  1. Mash the bananas with the back of a fork in a small bowl. This should be easy work if the bananas are very ripe!
  2. Use a wooden spoon to combine the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl.
  3. Melt the butter in a small bowl – you can do this using either the cooker or the microwave!
  4. In another bowl, mix the melted butter with the sugar together.
  5. Once the butter and sugar have blended together, beat in the eggs one at a time.
  6. Add the mashed bananas to your sugar mixture and mix in well.
  7. Add the flower mixture to the batter a third at a time, make sure that it is all combined before adding any more.
  8. Add 85g of the chocolate chips to the batter and mix in well.
  9. Grease your loaf tin and then pour the mixture into it, before sprinting the remaining 15g of chocolate chips on top of the loaf.
  10. Place the loaf in the middle of the oven at 170 degrees celsius for between an hour and an hour and 15 minutes.

Tip: Let the loaf cool whilst it is still in the tin. That way is stops the bottom of the loaf from sticking to the inside of the tin!