Friday, April 16, 2010

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Here's another delicious way to use up those ripe bananas. My kids and I loved this recipe - a moist quick-bread with pure banana flavor with a little chocolate in every bite. Yum.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Makes one 9x5-inch Loaf

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pan with cooking oil spray. Set aside. ( I always line the bottom of the loaf pan with parchment, and lightly spray the parchment as well.)

Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until the mixture looks light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time, beating well each time. Add the vanilla and bananas to the mixture and mix well on medium speed.

In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. With the mixer running on its lowest speed, add the flour mixture to the bowl little by little, until just combined.


Add the chocolate chips to the batter and mix until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread with a spatula to even it out.


Slide the pan into the preheated oven and cook for about 1 hour. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool before slicing and serving.

8 comments:

  1. I was just feeling like eating banana bread, but alas I have only one banana!

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  2. Banana and chocolate chips! Yum!

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  3. Jen - you absolutely must buy loads of extra bananas, wait for them to get nice and spotty and then freeze 'em - Banana bread, cupcakes or smoothies anytime!
    Erin and Cookie - thanks for stopping!

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  4. How can you go wrong with a recipe like this? Perfect with a tall glass of milk. Wish I had a slice right now!

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  5. nothing like banana and chocolate! great bread!

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  6. This is the perfect little recipe for me to try all by myself :) And who knew you could freeze ripe bananas???

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