Bread Machine – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Bread Machine - Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This bread machine chocolate chip banana bread recipe creates a really delicious banana bread. It is a combination of Grandma’s traditional banana bread with some chocolaty goodness! Your family will love it… if you haven’t secretly eaten it all before they get home.

For this recipe, I used mini-chocolate chips. The main problem with regular sized chocolate chips is that they tend to sink towards the bottom of the banana bread. Still delicious but there is a lot more chocolate on the bottom of the banana bread versus the top. Mini-chocolate chips are usually better dispersed in this bread machine chocolate chip banana bread recipe.

In case you didn’t know, traditional banana breads are a type of quick bread. Quick breads use baking soda and/or baking powder as a leavening agent (versus sandwich-type breads that use yeast). Quick breads are usually a sweeter muffin-like “bread” that is often eaten as a dessert. When making this bread machine banana bread recipe, please make sure you use the quick bread setting on your bread machine or your bread could burn. If you like this banana bread recipe, you should also try our Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe and Cranberry Banana Bread Recipe.

FYI – If you want to make a sandwich-type bread with chocolate chips, you should try our Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe. Kids love it as a bread for their sandwich lunches.

Since this chocolate chip banana bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 10 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page.

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Key Ingredients – Bananas & Mini-Chocolate Chips

Bread Machine - Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Finished Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Bread Machine - Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sliced Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Bread Machine - Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Ingredients – Bread Machine – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Instructions – Bread Machine – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • Prep Time – 10 minutes
  • Baking Time – 140 minutes
  • Bread Machine Setting – Quick Bread
  • Beat the eggs.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften the butter in microwave.
  • Mix the water and instant nonfat milk powder together.
  • Pour this instant milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients (except the chocolate chips). Try to follow order of the ingredients listed above so that liquid ingredients are placed in the bread pan first and the dry ingredients second.
  • Start the machine going after checking the settings.
  • After the first kneading and before the second kneading, add the chocolate chips.
  • Also after the first kneading, gently scrape the sides of the loaf pan with a silicon or rubber spatula. There is often some flour stuck to the sides of the loaf pan that has not been completely mixed during the first kneading. The use of a silicon spatula will help to fully mix the ingredients and help to prevent any leftover flour remaining on the sides of the finished banana bread.
  • After the second kneading and before the baking cycle commences, sprinkle a small handful of chocolate chips on top of the dough. They will sink in as the bread rises.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, remove the bread loaf pan and place it on a wooden cutting board. Let the bread stay within the bread loaf container for 10 minutes before you remove it from the bread loaf container. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) because it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread from the bread loaf pan, place the bread on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread.
  • Don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle could be hot.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

Tips – Bread Machine – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • For this recipe, we used mini-chocolate chips. Regular chocolate chips are heavier and more likely to sink to the bottom of the batter. Mini-chocolate chips seem to disperse better throughout the batter.
  • Make sure to use a silicon or rubber spatula in order to avoid damaging the walls of the metal bread loaf pan. Do not use a metal spatula!
  • Be careful when removing the banana bread from the bread loaf pan. Banana breads are much softer than sandwich-type bread loaves. Therefore, they can break or “dent” more easily when you remove them from the bread loaf pan.
  • If the center of the bread top looks moist, try the “toothpick test”. Gently push a toothpick into the top of the bread and see if any dough sticks to the toothpick. If dough (batter) is sticking to the toothpick then it hasn’t completely cooked. Place the bread loaf pan back into the still warm bread machine for another 5-10 minutes. Make sure to wear oven gloves because the bread pan and bread machine will still be hot. After the 5-10 minutes, remove the bread pan and test the banana bread again with a tooth pick.
  • Let the banana bread cool down for 2 hours before cutting. Otherwise, it will crumble more easily. However, it will be hard to resist cutting a slice when the banana bread is still warm!
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Bread Machine - Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This bread machine chocolate chip banana bread recipe creates a really delicious banana bread. It is a combination of Grandma's traditional banana bread with some chocolaty goodness!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana bread machine recipe, banana bread recipe, bread machine chocolate chip banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup - Water (warm)
  • 1 Tablespoon - Instant Nonfat Milk
  • 2 - Eggs (beaten)
  • 8 Tablespoons - Butter (melted)
  • 1 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
  • 3 - Bananas Medium Sized (mashed)
  • 1 Cup - White Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cups - Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons - Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1 Teaspoon - Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup - Chocolate Chips (mini-chips)

Instructions

  • Prep Time – 10 minutes
  • Baking Time – 140 minutes
  • Bread Machine Setting – Quick Bread
  • Beat the eggs.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften the butter in microwave.
  • Mix the water and instant nonfat milk powder together.
  • Pour this instant milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients (except the chocolate chips). Try to follow order of the ingredients listed above so that liquid ingredients are placed in the bread pan first and the dry ingredients second.
  • Start the machine going after checking the settings.
  • After the first kneading and before the second kneading, add the chocolate chips.
  • Also after the first kneading, gently scrape the sides of the loaf pan with a silicon or rubber spatula. There is often some flour stuck to the sides of the loaf pan that has not been completely mixed during the first kneading. The use of a silicon spatula will help to fully mix the ingredients and help to prevent any leftover flour remaining on the sides of the finished banana bread.
  • After the second kneading and before the baking cycle commences, sprinkle a small handful of chocolate chips on top of the dough. They will sink in as the bread rises.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, remove the bread loaf pan and place it on a wooden cutting board. Let the bread stay within the bread loaf container for 10 minutes before you remove it from the bread loaf container. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) because it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread from the bread loaf pan, place the bread on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread.
  • Don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle could be hot.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

Notes

  • For this recipe, we used mini-chocolate chips. Regular chocolate chips are heavier and more likely to sink to the bottom of the batter. Mini-chocolate chips seem to disperse better throughout the batter.
  • Make sure to use a silicon or rubber spatula in order to avoid damaging the walls of the metal bread loaf pan. Do not use a metal spatula!
  • Be careful when removing the banana bread from the bread loaf pan. Banana breads are much softer than sandwich-type bread loaves. Therefore, they can break or "dent" more easily when you remove them from the bread loaf pan.
  • If the center of the bread top looks moist, try the "toothpick test". Gently push a toothpick into the top of the bread and see if any dough sticks to the toothpick. If dough (batter) is sticking to the toothpick then it hasn't completely cooked. Place the bread loaf pan back into the still warm bread machine for another 5-10 minutes. Make sure to wear oven gloves because the bread pan and bread machine will still be hot. After the 5-10 minutes, remove the bread pan and test the banana bread again with a tooth pick.
  • Let the banana bread cool down for 2 hours before cutting. Otherwise, it will crumble more easily. However, it will be hard to resist cutting a slice when the banana bread is still warm!
 
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Alice

Chocolate chip banana bread. Another delicious excuse to gain weight. 🙂

Sarah

Yum!! What a fun recipe.