5 from 3 votes
One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Loaf
One bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
32 mins
Super soft and easy to make, this One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana loaf makes a quick and delicious bake. There is no special equipment needed to prepare this loaf, just a bowl and spoon is required to combine the batter.
Course: Breakfast / Snack, cake / dessert
Servings: 1 loaf
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • cup /70g butter melted
  • ¼ cup/50g white or brown sugar SEE NOTE 1
  • ¼ cup/ 60ml buttermilk or substitute SEE NOTE 2
  • 1 ½ teaspoon / 7ml vanilla or caramel essence
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda /bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 ½ cups / 180g all-purpose or cake flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips SEE NOTE 3
  1. Start by mashing the bananas in a bowl.
  2. Pour in the melted butter, and mix until combined.
  3. Add the sugar, buttermilk, vanilla or caramel essence, baking soda/ bicarbonate of soda, and flour. Mix with a spoon just until the batter is combined and smooth.
  4. Stir in a ¼ cup of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate pieces and transfer the batter to a greased and lined 9x5-inch / 23 x 13 cm loaf pan. Top the batter with the remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips and
  5. Bake in a preheated oven of 320°F / 160°C for 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. If you find that the loaf is browning too quickly before it has baked, then cover lightly with foil. Create a dome with the foil over the loaf pan to avoid it sticking to the batter.
  6. Remove from the oven and leave in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a plate and cut into slices to serve.
Recipe Notes

1. White granulated or brown sugar can be used in this recipe. I prefer using light brown sugar. It adds a more of a rich caramel flavor to the loaf, In addition, it contributes to adding moisture and softness to this bake.
2. Buttermilk ensures a soft, light bake. If you do not have buttermilk then just substitute it by adding 1 tablespoon (15ml) lemon juice or vinegar to a ¼ cup ( 60ml) full cream milk / full-fat milk. Leave it to stand for 5 minutes before using in place of the buttermilk.
3. I love chocolate chips for this recipe. If I do run out of chocolate chips, then I chop up chunks from a slab of chocolate and use that instead.