Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Sunday mornings in our house are pretty laid back. They usually consist of the kids waking me up at about 6 and letting Hubs sleep in until about 8 or 9. While we let him sleep in, we chill out to cartoons and I work on a special breakfast to entice him to crawl out of bed.

Normally Sunday breakfast consists of bacon and eggs, maybe some pancakes, muffins. Or my all time favorite baked treat. Banana bread.

Banana bread is one of those things I can never get enough of. It's so versatile and there are so many great recipes to try.

My husband has a soft spot for anything with chocolate chips, so I added them to my whole wheat banana bread recipe. It did the trick. When he smelled it coming out of the oven, he ventured down stairs without the kids having to hound him to wake up!

I wonder if he knows how lucky he is to wake up to the smell of fresh baked banana bread in the AM?

Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Banana Bread


2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup bread flour ( you can sub this for AP)
2 cups sugar

1 cup of mashed banana (about 2 bananas)

1/2 cup of vegetable oil

4 eggs

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbs vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon 


 Preheat oven to 350.

In a large mixing bowl sift together flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, cream sugar and mashed banana together. Mix in oil, vanilla extract, then your eggs one at a time.

On medium speed mix in your flour mixture one cup at a time just until it is incorporated.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan.

Bake for 60 minutes or until a tooth pick is inserted and it comes out clean.



  1. He is very lucky indeed to be smelling this first thing in the crew, not so lucky since I am not a morning person:-) If I want my kids or husband to enjoy a yummy baked breakfast...I have to make it the day before! Chocolate chips in whole wheat banana of both worlds!

  2. Wow! I'd definitely roll out of bed for this. :) It looks amazing, and I think it'd make my whole day smell better, heehee.

  3. I would love to wake up to the smell of this baking! Yum!

  4. I'd say he's pretty lucky; I wouldn't mind waking up to that! This bread looks super moist and fluffy, and I love the chocolate chip twist :)

  5. Awww what an awesome way to wake up! I can't wait to try this - I've been meaning to bake more with wheat flour!

  6. You have me craving bread and breakfast now!

  7. Chocolate chips in banana bread? Can't top that!

  8. He's very lucky! I never feel like making breakfast in the morning. It's usually made the day before. This looks amazing!

  9. Oh to be lured out of bed by the sweet smell of banana bread: you're hubs is one lucky man ;)

  10. This bread is bound to get anyone out of bed! Love the healthy version and chocolate chip addition! YUM!

  11. I adore banana bread, and I happened to make a pumpkin banana version the other day, and it is good.

    Who wouldn't have a soft spot for chocolate chips? This bread looks scrumptious.

  12. How much chocolate chips do you put in this recipe? Or do you just eyeball it? Looks delicious and I can't wait to make it for my family!

  13. Awesome recipe... tried it out today!

  14. LOVED this recipe! It has definitely become my go-to banana bread. I featured it on my post today, thank you so much for sharing!