Buy too many bananas? Are they going bad? Make Banana Bread in the Microwave and make it extra amazing with Chocolate Chips! This post contains affiliate links.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the Microwave title image on brown parchment paper with one slice cut

If you don’t have the option to make banana bread in the oven, banana bread in the microwave comes out pretty amazing. It is a denser bread, but it’s really delicious. My teenager just devours it.

What do you need to make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the Microwave?

You’ll need basic banana bread ingredients:

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • white sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 3-4 bananas
  • eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips – semi sweet and bitter sweet work best, but we also like using milk chocolate, too

Want my Secret to AMAZING Banana Bread?

Peel the bananas and put them in a freezer ziplock bag and freeze them for a couple days. Then, let them thaw for a couple hours in the fridge. The intense banana flavor seems to really be released from the freezing and thawing and really come out in the banana bread.

How do you make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the Microwave?

Use a microwave-safe loaf pan, such as a glass loaf pan or a silicone loaf pan. Press parchment paper into the bottom and sides.

In a separate bowl add the flour, white sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together.

In a mixing bowl mix the mashed bananas, egg, oil, and vanilla extract.

Plastic mixing bowl with banana bread batter on a blue floral towel for Microwave Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.

Chocolate chunks added to plastic mixing bowl with banana bread batter on a blue floral towel for Microwave Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.

Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a glass loaf pan on a blue floral towel.

Sprinkle the top of the batter with a handful of chocolate chips.

Microwave on High for 7 minutes. Check about halfway through to see how the cooking is going. When the dough is no longer shiny, but it’s also firm and springs a little, it’s done.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread topped with chocolate chunks just out of the microwave

This might be different for you depending on the wattage for your microwave as I have a 1500-watt microwave.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the Microwave covered with foil to steam after cooking

Cover with foil to steam and soften the bread for about 5 minutes.

Cut into slices.

A finished loaf of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the Microwave on brown parchment paper with a knife with one slice cut.

How do you make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the Oven?

You can totally cook this exact same recipe in the oven, so here are some quick instructions:

  • If you want to cook this in the oven, preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes until the loaf is golden brown and springs when gently pressed.
  • Let it cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from the pan.

How do you store leftover Chocolate Chip Banana Bread?

Whether you make this in the microwave or oven, you can definitely keep the leftovers!

You can keep leftovers in a sealed container such as a ziplock bag for 2-3 days.

You can freeze it in a sealed container for up to 2 months. Defrost the banana bread on the counter at room temperature in the container for a few hours.

Store leftovers at room temperature for 3 days or freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Defrost at room temperature in the container for a few hours before slicing.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the Microwave
Yield: 1 loaf

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the Microwave

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅔ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3-4 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup chocolate chips for topping

Instructions

  1. Use a microwave-safe loaf pan. Press parchment paper into the bottom and sides.
  2. In a separate bowl add the flour, white sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together.
  3. In a mixing bowl mix the mashed bananas, egg, oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  6. Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Sprinkle the top of the batter with a handful of chocolate chips.
  8. Microwave on High for 7 minutes. Check about halfway through to see how the cooking is going. When the dough is no longer shiny, but it's also firm, it's done.
  9. Cover with foil to steam and soften the bread for about 5 minutes.
  10. Cut into slices.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

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