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Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Sisley White


  • 125 g butter
  • 175 g soft brown sugar eg, light muscovado
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 125 ml milk
  • 3 medium sized bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan). Grease and line a 1lb loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth (by hand or electric mixer).
  • Add the eggs one at a time and stir in well.
  • Sift in half the flour with the bicarbonate of soda and salt, and mix.
  • Add in the milk and stir in followed by the remaining flour, chocolate chips and vanilla.
  • Cut up the bananas in to small chunks (or mash them up) and then fold them in to the mixture.
  • Fill the loaf tin with the mixture and bake for around one hour until golden brown and until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cover the top with foil if it starts to brown too quickly.
  • Allow to cool in the tin for at least 10 minutes before turning out. To serve, cut into thick slices and serve warm or at room temperature.