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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is wonderfully moist and loaded with ripe bananas and melty morsels of chocolate chips. This banana chocolate chip bread is a real treat.

Chocolate Chip banana bread sliced on a plate studded with chocolate chips and bananas

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Classic Banana Bread is on the regular rotation at our house but when we’re craving chocolate, we make this Chocolate Banana Bread. It is the favorite of the children and we are quite smitten as well. Did I mention it’s EASY?

It’s hard to wait for this to cool so I wait until it’s just no longer hot! The aroma that lingers in your kitchen is incredible and your home will smell like Christmas morning. Pair a warm slice with a mug of coffee and your morning is made. This is an excellent breakfast bread but it also works as a dessert bread (because – the chocolate!).

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe in Bread Loaf Pan

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Be sure eggs, butter and bananas are at room temperature. If using frozen ripe bananas (we often freeze our overripe bananas for later use), thaw bananas overnight then let them come to room temperature.

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with over-ripe bananas and chocolate chips

Keep Those Old Bananas!

Use very ripe bananas, i.e. mushy bananas. You can tell a mushy banana by the color of the peel – it should be browned or browning significantly and should feel soft when squeezed between your fingertips and will be very easy to mash with a fork. Mash bananas until they are a chunky applesauce consistency. Some texture is good in banana bread!

Mashing peeled overripe ripe bananas in a blue bowl

The Best Chocolate Chips for Baking?

We used semi-sweet chocolate chips since the bread was already plenty sweet with the overripe bananas and bit of sugar, but it really is based on preference. You can use milk chocolate for a sweeter bite or even bittersweet chocolate chips to cut down on the sweetness.

We used standard-sized baking chips but mini chocolate chips would also work. Use between 2/3 to 3/4 cup of mini chocolate chips based on how sweet your like your bread.

Semi sweet chocolate chips for baking sprinkled over chocolate chip banana bread

How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread:

You can use either a stand mixer, an electric hand mixer or even whisk this together by hand with a little extra effort.

  • Cream together softened butter and sugar in mixing bowl
  • Add 2 lightly beaten eggs
  • Mash bananas with a fork and add them to the bowl
  • Whisk together dry ingredients and add to batter
  • Fold in 3/4 of chocolate chips and transfer to the prepared bread pan
  • Sprinkle top with remaining 1/4 chocolate chips and bake

How to Make the best chocolate chip banana bread step by step visual instructions

The chocolate banana bread batter should be thick and have small lumps of banana.

What chocolate banana bread batter looks like poured into bread pan

It’s marvelous how the chocolate chips stay gooey and moist long after the bread comes out of the oven.

Sliced Banana Chocolate Chip Bread studded with chocolate

More Banana Recipes to Explore:

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

5 from 382 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is wonderfully moist and loaded with ripe bananas and melty morsels of chocolate chips. This banana chocolate chip bread is a real treat. #chocolatechipbananabread #chocolatebananabread #bananabread #bananas #chocolatechips #dessert

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is wonderfully moist and loaded with ripe bananas and melty morsels of chocolate chips. 

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$4
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast, snack
Calories: 350
Servings: 10 slices

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, (8 Tbsp), softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 bananas, (very ripe)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350˚F. Butter and flour a bread loaf pan (9.25"L x 5.25"W x 2.75"D)

  2. In a mixing bowl using paddle attachment, cream together 1/2 cup softened butter and 2/3 cup sugar. Add 2 lightly beaten eggs.

  3. Mash bananas with a fork until consistency of chunky applesauce and add them to the mixing bowl along with 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix until blended. 

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt. Add to mixing bowl and mix until incorporated. 

  5. Fold in 3/4 cup chocolate chips then transfer to prepared bread pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup chocolate over the top and bake at 350˚F for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let banana bread rest 10 min before transferring to a wire rack to cool. 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Debbie
    September 18, 2022

    My son used this recipe only he made it in Instant Pot!
    He used a springform pan sprayed well with nonstick spray in a 6 qt., 1 cup water in IP, uncovered on manual high pressure for 50 minutes NPR for 10 minutes. Remove let cool for 10 minutes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2022

      Thanks for sharing and I hope it was a hit!

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  • Natalia
    September 18, 2022

    Easy and quick to make recepie. Very delishous. Can’t wait to make again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2022

      Thank you for the good feedback!

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  • Susan Ross
    September 18, 2022

    Made this. It’s incredible. I’m making another one today. Best banana bread ever!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2022

      Sounds great, I hope it becomes your new favorite!

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  • Susan Ross
    September 16, 2022

    It’s in the oven as I write! All your recipes I’ve tried have come out perfect!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2022

      I bet your home smells so good right now! Thank you for that wonderful feedback, Susan!

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  • Michelle
    September 13, 2022

    Looks delicious! I am a beginner cook and was wondering if I could use salted butter instead of unsalted? Also, could I also add some walnuts? My BF loves them.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 13, 2022

      Hi Michelle! Using unsalted butter helps you control the saltiness. You could use salted but I would omit the salt in the recipe if you do this. Walnuts work great and are a great addition!

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  • Kate
    September 2, 2022

    Is it okay to double the recipe? My bread is in the oven as I am writing this!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 2, 2022

      Hi Kate. Yes, you can double the recipe.

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  • Tammy
    August 31, 2022

    This is my Go To Banana bread! Best Tasting! I love this recipe. It’s so easy I have it memorized. I have made it literally 8 times just this summer. Parties , church or just a treat for home. My kids love it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 31, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Tammy! I’m so happy this was a hit!

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  • Elysha
    August 30, 2022

    This made it seem like I was an experienced baker! Family favorite now! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2022

      You are most welcome and happy to hear!

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  • Rob
    August 21, 2022

    Showing all the steps up front without the ingredient amounts is not useful at all. You have to jump back and forth. Recommend adding ingredient measurements throughout.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 22, 2022

      Hi Rob! We’ve provided a shortcut for that, click on the “jump to recipe” button at the top of the page. I always recommend reading through the blog post as well, I provide tips and answer some frequently asked common questions.

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  • Brenda
    August 20, 2022

    Excellent! A hit with everyone. Make sure your bananas are very ripe! Should it be stored in the fridge?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 20, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Brenda! I’m happy it was a hit! 🙂

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  • Julie Farmer
    August 10, 2022

    I wish this all appeared in the reverse order that it does! The ingredients should be first; I got frustrated scrolling through all the instructions and other advise before I could find the ingredient list.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 10, 2022

      Hi Julie! We have a “jump to recipe” button at the top of the page, for this very reason. 🙂

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  • Deborah S. Wolf
    August 8, 2022

    Please, please, please add a save button. I love your recipes!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 8, 2022

      Hi Deborah! Thank you for the suggestion, we are looking into this option. Thanks for your patience.

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  • Maria
    August 5, 2022

    Delicious, moist out of this world best banana bread ever.
    Could eat the whole loaf.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 5, 2022

      That’s wonderful! So glad to hear that.

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  • Janet Khashab
    August 5, 2022

    Got back from Maui about three weeks ago and one of the best treats we had there was their chocolate chip and bread. My family wanted me to try to make it so I found this recipe and WOW-it is delicious. Can’t believe how easy it is to make and now I have used for all my Uber ripened bananas. Loaf was gone before the night was up. Making another one today!! Next I need to add some chopped nuts to it, but want to try to get macadamia nuts for authenticity 🤩

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2022

      I’m so glad you found my recipe and blog, Janet! I’m so glad you all loved it!

      Reply

  • Andrea Sang
    July 23, 2022

    My daughter wanted banana bread so I looked up recipes. I have seen videos from Natasha’s kitchen before. I followed the directions and WOW! So moist, FLAVOURFUL, and gone 15 minutes after it cooled. My family wanted more!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 23, 2022

      That’s wonderful! So glad to hear that.

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      • Darlene
        September 7, 2022

        Can I use self rising flour instead of plain.? What would be the difference? Never understood why you can’t substitute.

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          September 7, 2022

          Hi Darlene. I have not tested that to advise. You may want to research this online to see how to best substitute this in baked goods. You may find this article from King Arthur website helpful.

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  • Lex
    July 17, 2022

    I almost never leave reviews but when my boyfriend referred to this as “crack,” I knew I had to! I had double the overly-ripe bananas so I made 2 loaves and it was excellent!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 17, 2022

      Hi Lex, we appreciate your time in sharing your feedback and review! Thanks a lot and I’m happy that you both enjoyed the recipe.

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  • Tamara
    July 14, 2022

    I made this today it’s cooking now and smells delicious. I accidentally used 1/2 of a stick of butter. Instead of a 1/2 cup of butter. I’m hoping it still comes out good.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 14, 2022

      Hi Tamara! I hope it still turned out great.

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      • Tamara
        July 19, 2022

        Even with half the amount of butter it was delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe Natasha! I’ll definitely be making it again.

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          July 19, 2022

          So glad to hear that, Tamara! Thank you for the feedback.

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  • Jessica Mostone
    July 13, 2022

    I did muffins instead of a loaf. I am wondering how many carbs would be in the muffins

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 13, 2022

      Hi Jessica. This recipe makes 10 slices of banana bread and the nutrition facts listed in the recipe card are per 1 slice. You can multiply that amount by 10 and then divide the total but however many muffins you made from this recipe. I hope that helps.

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  • Monica
    July 13, 2022

    I make This recipe of yours at least twice a month my whole family loves it! Thank you !

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 13, 2022

      You’re very welcome, Monica! So glad your family loves it!

      Reply

  • Katheryn Bowling-Moren
    July 8, 2022

    Wow what an awesome recipe! This morning I have just made a second loaf at the request of my family members. They have declared this bread to be the best ever! I agree! Thank you for sharing this recipe as well as others🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2022

      You’re very welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Katheryn! Thank you for sharing your excellent review with me!

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      • Jason
        July 26, 2022

        I make this at least once every couple of months for my wife and kids, for the past couple of years, always a hit! I’m making again tonight and adding a tsp of cinnamon just to see what happens. Thanks for the recipe!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          July 26, 2022

          Sound good, please update us on how you liked that!

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  • Max
    July 2, 2022

    Is it okay if we use 5 fermenting bananas? I am eagerly awaiting your permission and hopefully they will be fully fermented by the time you reply! This is urgent.

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    • Natasha
      July 3, 2022

      Hi Max, it depends on the size of the bananas. Also, not sure what you mean by ‘fermenting’ – they should be very ripe. I guess I’ve never referred to them as fermented. Anyway, this recipe has about 1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas

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  • Me
    July 1, 2022

    I have a question, I had to put the egg, banana, butter and sugar into the fridge because someone took the last egg for the 2nd one. Will it still be okay while it refrigerated?

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    • Natasha
      July 2, 2022

      Hi, oh that is a bummer when that happens. I’ve been in that situation before but haven’t tested that through with this recipe. I would bring the ingredients back to room temperature and then proceed with the recipe once you have the last egg.

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  • Susan
    June 27, 2022

    Your recipes look really good.
    I’ll veganize the recipes so my son can enjoy them.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 27, 2022

      Hi Susan! I hope you enjoy this recipe. I would love to hear how it turns out.

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  • Paula
    June 21, 2022

    This sounds so good and this may have been asked but I can’t find it…What changes should be made for high altitude of 6300 ft? I don’t want to fail at this recipe.

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  • L . Targe
    June 20, 2022

    If I don’t own a stand mixer could I use a hand mixture or is there a different way to make it

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 20, 2022

      Yes, that would be fine.

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    • Dana
      June 29, 2022

      Banana bread has been around before house hold appliances. I use a fork for all mixing.

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    • Kat
      August 1, 2022

      I made this bread yesterday and luckily there was a piece left for morning coffee today. I don’t normally like chocolate chips in my banana bread, but this really changed my mind. I used bananas that I previously froze ( I like using thick syrup that results after thawing). This will definitely be my go-to banana bread.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        August 1, 2022

        I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Kat!

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  • Lass
    June 15, 2022

    So moist and a perfect level of sweetness! Definitely get that banana flavor 😋

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Elaine Bernier
    May 30, 2022

    Hello Natasha, I have been watching you on YouTube for 2 years, I guess and I love your energy and good humor! Oh, I also LOVE all your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Elaine Bernier, Acworth, Ga.30101

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 30, 2022

      Hi Elaine! Thank you for following my channel all these years. So glad you enjoy my recipes.

      Reply

  • Kevin
    May 29, 2022

    Good recipe for banana bread. Enjoyed the texture and sweetness of the bread.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 29, 2022

      Thanks for your good feedback and review, Kevin. Good to know that you liked it!

      Reply

  • Kyrie
    May 16, 2022

    I tried this just today and only used 2 bananas. It came out perfect and most and delicious! I was so impressed that I made it again! One for me, one I’m delivering to an elderly neighbor!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2022

      Sounds awesome and that is so sweet of you to share!

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  • Monica
    May 3, 2022

    I always add some apple sauce or yogurt to the recipe. I find it makes the bread soft and moist for days.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2022

      That’s a good idea, thank you for sharing that with us!

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    • Janice
      May 15, 2022

      How much apple sauce or yogurt do you put and do I put it when I am fixing the dry ingredients?

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  • Sena
    April 14, 2022

    Just used this recipe! So easy to make and so deliciously moist. Definitely will be making this again in the future.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 14, 2022

      Hi Sena, I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you for this review!

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  • Shelby
    April 12, 2022

    What do you do if you only have two bananas? Would you sub in pumpkin or an egg?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2022

      Hi Shelby, if the two bananas are large enough that may work. One of my readers wrote: “only had 2 bananas on hand so I substituted the 3rd banana for 1/2 cup of applecauce and it came out very good. definetly my new go-to banana bread.” I hope this is helpful!

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  • Zoe
    April 5, 2022

    amazing recipe, this is the only banana bread recipe ill use from now on!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2022

      Thank you for the great feedback, Zoe!

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  • Molly
    April 4, 2022

    Baked this yesterday and my boys LOVED them so much they ate the whole pan of minis I made. I will definitely be making these again soon.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2022

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Diane Garrett
    April 3, 2022

    Definitely the best and moist banana chocolate chip bread recipe I have ever made. Delicious.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2022

      Thanks you for your good comments and feedback, Diane!

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  • marie
    March 18, 2022

    How should I store this cake? I’m making it on a Friday for a Sunday serving.
    Thanks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 18, 2022

      Hi Marie, we like to store it in a Ziploc or airtight container, I let it sit out for a day and after that, I will refrigerate it since it is a pretty moist bread for a few days.

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  • Shila M
    March 11, 2022

    made this & it finished in a few hours!! absolutely loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Shila!

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  • Mariajose
    February 26, 2022

    Perfect recipe. Everyone loved it. I used a mix of white and brown sugar. Yummy results! Thank you Natasha for sharing this deliciousness and for the detailed post and pictures. Very well done. I am adding this one to my keepers.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2022

      I’m so glad this was a hit! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Vicky
    February 25, 2022

    Easy recipe to follow and tastes delicious I have a gas oven and at 350 for 50 mins the outside burned. I’m going to try for 40 minutes next time. The inside tasted delicious.

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    • Natasha
      February 26, 2022

      Hi Vicky, make sure you are not using convection oven settings. This recipe is written for a conventional oven.

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      • Vicky
        February 28, 2022

        oh ok! Thank you for that information!! My daughters and plan on making it again!

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  • Nicole Coulombe
    February 12, 2022

    This banana chocolate chip bread is absolutely delicious. Will definitely make it again. Love your recipes Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Nicole!

      Reply

  • Jazmine
    February 11, 2022

    So good. Suggestion to put a strip of wax paper or parchment paper to pull the loaf out to cool other wise you smash the chocolate chips on top. Otherwise delicious and quick!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

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  • Fareha
    February 4, 2022

    I love Natasha’s kitchen I have made many of her recipes. This is also a great one.
    I would just tone down on the amount of chocolate chips to 3/4 cup next time. I found it to be way to sweet bc of the chocolate, but the banana bread itself is really good.

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  • Mary Jane Standish
    January 23, 2022

    This will be my first banana/choc chip bread with you. Looks good already. Still have 10 more minutes to bake.
    My problem My butter was not soft enough and I saw pieces of butter in the batter. Hope that won’t mess me up!
    Love watching your videos!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 23, 2022

      Hi Mary Jane, I’m sure it will be awesome! Please update us on how it goes.

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  • Myrna
    January 23, 2022

    Hi, Natasha. I followed your Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe and baked them not once, but twice, for my family and guess what? They all love it and urging me to bake for them again! We couldn’t get enough of the not so sweet, moist, and delectable banana flavor! Kudos to you and surely l will continue to follow and watch your vlog 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 23, 2022

      That’s excellent! I’m so happy to hear that your family loved this recipe, Myrna. Thanks a lot for sharing that with us.

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  • Brooke
    January 21, 2022

    Hello! 🙂
    Would you recommend also to add in any cinnamon or would that completely throw off the recipe/taste?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2022

      Hi Brooke! I bet that would be delicious with a touch of cinnamon too!

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  • Sheila
    January 18, 2022

    Best Banana bread recipe!! I’ve tried many other banana bread recipes this by far is the family favorite!! Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Sheila!

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  • Megan
    January 18, 2022

    I made 2 loaves; one to keep and one to give away to my family. My boyfriend and I ate half of one loaf that same day!! My family loved it so much they asked to keep ‘em coming! This has become my go-to recipe and I’ve made 5 loaves since (all so good). Thank you 🥰

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2022

      That’s so thoughtful, Megan! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Emily
    January 14, 2022

    is it okay to use salted butter and reduce the amount of granulated salt added?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2022

      Hi Emily! That’s exactly what I would do if using salted butter!

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  • happy Wife
    January 10, 2022

    I just went across your website and made this recipe today. I love how my banana bread recipe turned out! (Even husband was impressed). Moist/texture is perfect and every bit of it is definitely yummy! I am so grateful to you Natasha!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review. I am smiling big reading your comment

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  • Rachel
    January 8, 2022

    Best ever. I’ve made this bread several times and it never lasts more than a couple of days in my house. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Rachel! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Beth
    January 1, 2022

    I made this recipe last night for New Year’s Eve and my husband said it was the best he has ever had ( he loves his chocolate)! I only had 2 very ripe bananas so substituted the 3rd by adding a 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce . The loaf was moist and delicious. I sliced the remaining loaf and wrapped to freeze individually for his chocolate craving snacks. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2022

      Happy New Year, Beth! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Nada
    December 28, 2021

    Today i tried the banana muffins. I got exactly 12 yummmmy muffins. 25 minutes were enough, but a little bit brown on the edges
    I need maybe bigger liners

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Nada
    December 26, 2021

    It is a success. Nothing too add
    Followed the metric ingredients and everybody loved it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2021

      Great to hear that, Nada. Thank you for the good feedback!

      Reply

  • Lilli S.
    December 13, 2021

    Oh Natasha!!! I’ve made these about 10 times in the past 2 weeks!!! I can’t tell you the compliments I get, and requests. I was actually told to make them and give them out at xmas time!
    I have a question – and I have surfed the internet, yet can’t really find an answer! Since bananas come in very different sizes, is there a way to know approximately what that that would be in grams or cups??
    Thanks in advance!!!
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all your recipes!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Lilli! Thank you for your lovely review! I love hearing my recipes are a hit!

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    • Marsha
      February 3, 2022

      Very true…maybe an estimate of how much 2 bananas shld measure in cups or grams or ounces…
      Will live to knw.
      I hv 3 bananas but I don’t want to waste it. Gona make this in a couple of hours…please answer natasha

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 3, 2022

        Hi Marsha, I didn’t measure it that way but this recipe has about 1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas. I hope you love this banana bread!

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  • Anna Djananova
    December 6, 2021

    EXCELLENT! First time ever making this and certainly won’t be my last. Might add walnuts to the mix next!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Cait
    November 29, 2021

    Wow. Great texture and flavor!
    I’m not normally a banana bread fan and only eat it if baked by friends i.e people I like. I think this banana bread has changed that! The texture is just right. I only had baking powder so used three teaspoons of that instead of going out in the rain for baking soda. Great recipe, love it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 30, 2021

      Yay, that’s fantastic news! Thank you for sharing and I’m glad you really enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Diana T
    November 24, 2021

    This is by far the BEST banana bread recipe I’ve tried! Everyone raves about it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 24, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Diana!

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  • Lisa
    November 19, 2021

    This is so moist and delicious! So easy to make and yes, your home smells so good! This is my new go to banana bread.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Lisa!

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  • Tabitha
    November 15, 2021

    Good tasting recipe! Followed it exact and came out wonderful. Left in for less time (50 mins) used a nonstick loaf pan. The chips did sink, except at the middle of the bread.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 15, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Tabitha!

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      • Jason
        July 26, 2022

        I make this at least once every couple of months for my wife and kids, for the past couple of years, always a hit! I’m making again tonight and adding a tsp of cinnamon just to see what happens. Thanks for the recipe!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          July 26, 2022

          You’re so welcome, Jason. Good to know that this recipe is already on your routine/menu.

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  • Cynthia Vo
    November 11, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I love all of your enthusiasm and recipes that I have tried so far. Everyone loves the banana bread when I make it. If I were to use a mini loaf pan, how many mini loafs will this recipe yield and how long should I bake it for? Thank you so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 12, 2021

      Hi Cynthia, I’m happy to know that you’re enjoying my recipes. I honestly haven’t tested making it in mini loaves to advise. I think you will need to do an experiment on that one.

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      • Lilli S.
        December 13, 2021

        I made one batch and split them between 2 of the “paper” mini loaf pans – and they were excellent. Just weigh everything!! Hope that helps!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 13, 2021

          Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Lilli!

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  • Angela
    November 11, 2021

    Can you freeze the bread after it cools? I want to make one now to enjoy and one for Thanksgiving morning.
    Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 12, 2021

      Hi Angela, we like to store it in a Ziploc or airtight container, I let it sit out for a day and after that, I will refrigerate it since it is a pretty moist bread for a few days… If freezing – the general rule for banana bread is to wrap it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic (freezer) wrap, stored properly it should last 2-3 months in the freezer.

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  • RJ Unfricht
    October 24, 2021

    Great recipe and super easy. Especially happy to have found a good one that doesn’t call for sour cream!

    I was panicking because I used 4 fairly large bananas and was reading through the comments after it was already in the oven. I checked it at 55 minutes and it was a little wet so returned it to the oven for 10 more minutes (high end of cook time, 65 min.) It came out perfect.

    I did use Bob’s Red Mill Artisan Flour (measured then sifted) vs all purpose. Not sure if that made a difference in the mixture not being too wet, but it was perfect. I also only used about 2/3 cup chocolate chips, I didn’t put any on top, and added about 2/3 cup chopped walnuts.

    Thanks for a simple recipe to satisfy my banana bread cravings!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2021

      You are so welcome. Thank you so much for writing your review, I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Bab
    October 23, 2021

    Thanks for providing the recipe for some quality time with my daughter today. We love to watch your videos, and we do a taste test at the end just like you. We’ve tried many other recipes of yours and greatly appreciate you sharing all that you do! Keep up the good work!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2021

      Thank you for sharing that wonderful feedback with me, Bab! I’m so happy you’re both enjoying my recipes and videos! I’m smiling big reading your comment.

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      • Bab
        October 30, 2021

        Hi this is Bab’s daughter. I would like to say thank you for writing us back and you are a great cook. And I love your videos. Have a good day! And a happy Halloween!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 1, 2021

          Aww, that’s the best! Thanks for stopping by, Bab!

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  • Kamryn Harder
    October 21, 2021

    Love!!! I just made these, but made them into muffins. It’ll make about 18 muffins. I buttered the muffin tins and cooked for 20 minutes at 350° and they are perfect!! Thank you Natasha for this wonderful recipe

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 21, 2021

      You are most welcome! I’m happy to know that the recipe was a success, thank you for your review!

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  • Rene
    October 18, 2021

    I’m going to try this recipe soon, but I have a question. I just baked a cake and sprinkled some semi-sweet chocolate chips on top. They melted! What prevents yours from doing the same?

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    • Natasha
      October 19, 2021

      Hi Rene, typically if the chocolate chips are untouched, they will firm up and hold their shape as the bread cools but if you touch them with your hands, they will melt.

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  • Sarah
    September 30, 2021

    This is our go to banana bread recipe! I’ve made this exact recipe dozens of times.
    I make into muffins and freeze individually so we always have a yummy breakfast.
    I’m currently trying to support breastfeeding so I add a few tablespoons of ground flax seed and a cup of oatmeal along with some extra banana- a little drier but still delicious and filling!

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    • Natasha
      September 30, 2021

      I’m so happy you love the chocolate chip banana bread. It’s a favorite with my kids also. Great idea with adding ground flax to make it even healthier.

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  • Amy Daugherty
    September 24, 2021

    Hello we just moved and my loaf pan is packed up. Can I bake this in an 8in x 8in pan? For how long and at what temp.?
    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 25, 2021

      Hi Amy, I havne’t tried it myself in an 8×8 pan, but with a few adjustments, it may work. Here’s what one of our readers wrote “(25 degrees higher for 2/3rds the length of time (40 min) because of the larger area – 64 sq inches in the 8 x 8 pan vs 45 sq inches in the 9 x 5 pan) and it was perfect (see my 5 star review on the 14th)!! Great recipe. Thank you again.” I hope this is helpful!

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  • Sarah Abboud
    September 21, 2021

    Hay natasha, why did my chocolate chips all sink to the bottom of the tin. I followed the recipe exactly as you said. It was absolutely delicious but the chocolate chips all sunk down 😔

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2021

      Hi Sarah, I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! I have not experienced them sinking to the bottom. Did the batter possibly sit for some time before getting baked? I would make sure it is mixed in and get it into the oven in good time.

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    • Kylie
      December 7, 2021

      This is hands down the best banana bread that I have ever tasted. I couldn’t agree more with the way Natasha described the banana bread! It is perfectly moist & has a decadent taste! Followed the recipe exactly but adjusted my timing and oven temp, it baked beautifully. I made this 3 days ago & it’s just as moist as the day I baked it. Thanks for sharing your recipe 😊

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 7, 2021

        That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Natasha Karanjia
    September 19, 2021

    i made this recipe and its a super hit

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 19, 2021

      So great to hear that it was a huge hit! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Kharmeen
    September 17, 2021

    Natasha why does my banana bread always crack in the centre surface? Tastes yum though.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 17, 2021

      Hi Kharmeen, I wouldn’t worry too much if your banana bread splits on top. That’s not a bad thing! The crack on top of bread happens when the loaf sets in the oven but still rises a bit more. It’s very common.

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  • Narissa Khan
    August 30, 2021

    Hi

    I love your banana bread receipe.

    But i didnt want to use eggs, what can i subsitute the eggs with..

    hope to hear from you soon

    thanks in advance

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2021

      Hi Narissa. I have not tried an eggless substitution but I do recommend reading through our comments, sometimes our readers will share what they tried!

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  • Jennifer Rocha
    August 22, 2021

    My family loved it! I was out of chocolate chips so I improvised with Hershey kisses and chopped them up. I also added chopped pecans. New fav banana bread recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 23, 2021

      Hello Jennifer, great to hear that your family loved this recipe and that’s a nice idea. thanks for sharing!

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  • Heather Hennecart
    August 22, 2021

    Can I use one egg?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 22, 2021

      Hi Heather, I have not experimented on that to advise. If you try that, please share with us how it goes!

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  • Jacque
    August 20, 2021

    Hello from England! I love this recipe and have made many times. If I only have one banana I add frozen raspberries or frozen blueberries. Dust them in flour first and just a quick stir at the end so they don’t mash up!
    Delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 20, 2021

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Jacque. I’m glad you loved this recipe!

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  • Maya
    August 11, 2021

    Thank you for this recipe. It’s my new go to banana bread. Delicious just the way it is written. Even my husband, who is not a huge baked goods fan agrees, as he always looks forward to when I make this 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Maya!

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  • Myline
    August 7, 2021

    It’s perfect 😍 My family loves it

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2021

      Thank you so much Myline.

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  • Jasmine
    August 4, 2021

    I love how easily your recipes read with the amounts in the actual recipe. Thank you for doing that!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 5, 2021

      You’re most welcome, Jasmine. Thank you for appreciating that!

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  • Joanna
    August 2, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    If I would like to make 2 loaves, would you recommend doubling the recipe, or stick to the measurements and doing it 2 separate times?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2021

      Hi Joanna, personally, I would make it in two separate pans. Doubling it will work though if you have a large enough pan!

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  • Joanna
    August 1, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    Just tried your recipe and it is amazing!! Love that it is so easy to follow and it turned out perfectly!

    My mum would like me to make it to gift her friends. I am thinking of baking it in an aluminum foil tray. How would you suggest adjusting the temperature and duration?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2021

      Hi Joanna, I have only made these in our metal pans, but I bet that will still work in a foil pan. I would monitor closely towards the end there to ensure it doesn’t burn. I haven’t tried it in a foil tin myself to advise.

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  • MJ
    July 22, 2021

    Could I use brown sugar?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2021

      Hi MJ, that may work! I would do an equal substitution of brown sugar – also, I would do packed brown sugar since granulated sugar is more compact. Your banana bread will be slightly darker but should still taste great.

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  • Tishara pena
    July 20, 2021

    And you use salted butter Instead of unsalted

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    • Natasha
      July 20, 2021

      Hi, I have unsalted butter listed in the recipe and I always make it with unsalted butter. It could work with salted but probably use less salt in the recipe.

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  • Gaby
    July 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha!
    I really want to try this recipe, but wondering if using 2 bananas instead of 3 would affect the moisture of the bread? I love your videos and how easy it is to follow your recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 13, 2021

      Hi Gaby, if the two bananas are large enough that may work. One of my readers wrote: “only had 2 bananas on hand so i substituted the 3rd banana for 1/2 cup of applecauce and it came out very good. definetly my new go-to banana bread.” I hope this is helpful!

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  • MK
    July 8, 2021

    Amazing banana cake!! Love how moist it is on the inside and crispy on the outside! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2021

      You’re welcome, MK! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

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  • Christina
    July 5, 2021

    This was AMAZING! I didn’t have any eggs, so I used one container of applesauce. (the kind you buy in packs) The loaf came out perfectly and you couldn’t taste the applesauce at all. I will be making this recipe again today with eggs. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2021

      You’re welcome, Christina! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Bev
    July 5, 2021

    This banana bread was so delicious!! Was wondering if you have a recommended cook time if I wanted to use the same recipe to make muffins?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2021

      Hi Bev! I’m glad you enjoyed this Banaba Bread! If you’re making these in muffin tins, you’d want to bake them for 25-30 minutes tops. We have a banana muffin recipe HERE you can use as a guide. I hope that helps.

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  • SM
    July 4, 2021

    This recipe is heavenly! I tried it and turned out better than I expected.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2021

      That’s nice to know! Great to hear too that you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Mariyam
    June 17, 2021

    This cake is so delicious, I added a touch of cinnamon. It goes perfectly with the banana. Baked it for less time than stated and it was so moist and gooey. Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 17, 2021

      Thanks for your great review and feedback, Mariyam. I’m glad that you loved it with a touch of cinnamon too!

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  • Naniami
    June 14, 2021

    I love this banana bread it is moist and i make it for my grand kids as they really like it

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 14, 2021

      Isn’t it the best! That is the best when kids & grandkids love what we parents make. That’s so great!

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  • ac
    June 13, 2021

    so good! I put it in a square pan instead for 30 min, it was perfect

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 13, 2021

      Glad it was a success!

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  • Aneta
    June 10, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    This banana bread is delicious. I made it today with my 5 year old daughter, she couldn’t wait until the bread cools down. The whole house smelled so good. I didn’t have chocolate chips so I used 2 Hershey bars and kisses instead. It came out amazing. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 10, 2021

      Nice! I’m glad you had Hershey bars available to use. I’m happy too that you enjoyed it!

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  • Rose
    June 9, 2021

    This looks wonderful! Do I have to alter the recipe if I add nuts?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 9, 2021

      Hey Rose, you could add toasted and coarsely chopped walnuts in addition to the chocolate chips. It would be a wonderful combination! 🙂

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  • Margaret
    June 9, 2021

    I’m 77, and my mom use to put chocolate chips, either raisins, dried cranberries, or dried cherries in also, My son won’t have any if there isn’t any chips & dried fruit in it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 9, 2021

      Those are good too!

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  • Tamara Berenberg
    June 9, 2021

    I just don’t understand why you would want to add chocolate to a bread that should taste like bananas. I guess I’m old fashioned.

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  • Elliana
    June 4, 2021

    This was so good! Family and friends loved it. I made this and added some butter on it! Ha! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2021

      You’re welcome, Elliana! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • ellabella
    June 1, 2021

    Nataszka is 1:30 am and I took the cake out of the oven, it’s wonderful, already half eaten, I’m baking a second tomorrow. Thanks for the fantastic recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 2, 2021

      Fantastic! Happy to know that you enjoyed this recipe, thanks for your good feedback!

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  • Michael
    June 1, 2021

    Had extra bananas that were quickly going bad. I decided to give banana bread a try, and of course I went onto your page to get the recipe. Have a “pro” at work that makes the driest bread and it’s always disappointing. My only oops was no chocolate chips, BUT…I had butterscotch chips. Absolutely, the best banana bread I have had. Your recipe is easy and not intimidating. And the results were fantastic. I was going to bring in to work today, but not enough left!

    Delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 1, 2021

      I’m so glad you tried my recipe, Michael! It really is the best, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I can’t wait for your co-workers to try it!

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