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Banana bread

Moist and chocolatey banana bread
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups flour
  • 5 large very ripe bananas or 6 medium
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 oz greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 packet Vanilla sugar (or 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips plus more for the top if desired
  • turbinado sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two loaf pans by lightly spraying them with non stick spray, then lining them up with parchment paper and spraying them again.
    Beat together brown sugar, vanilla sugar if using and butter until light and fluffy, then add yogurt and eggs to it (and vanilla extract if using). Mix until combined. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add it to the mix and blend just until combined.
    In a separate bowl mash the bananas well and then add them to the batter, also mixing just until combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix them in with a spatula, then evenly divide between two loaf pans. I like to add some extra chocolate chips on top of the bread and then I generously sprinkle everything with turbinado sugar. Sometimes if I have extra bananas I split them in half lengthwise and put on top before I sprinkle the chocolate chips and the sugar.
    Bake for 60-65 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean with just some moist crumbs on it.
Keyword banana bread, bananas, chocolate banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread, dessert