Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of my favourite things to bake. It’s really easy and it makes a great snack, dessert, or breakfast. I usually intend for it to be my breakfast at work for a few mornings when I make it, though the loaf usually doesn’t last very long at my place. It’s probably worth it to make two at a time. I like milk chocolate chips in my banana bread, though pecans or walnuts work well too.
Banana bread ingredients

Ingredients

1.5 cups flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

3-4 bananas

1/2 cup butter

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Cream the butter and sugar

Cream together the butter and sugar.

Bananas

Roughly cut up the bananas into a bowl.

Smushed banada

Squish the bananas! I use a small whisk, but you can use whatever utensil is handy. Forks are good. Don’t worry about getting all the lumps out.

Banana, butter, sugar

Add the bananas and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar and mix until combined.

Banana and flour

Add the flour and baking soda.

Dough with chocolate chips

Mix together until all the flour is folded in, then add in the chocolate chips.

Banana bread ready to bake

Pour into a buttered loaf pan and bake at 350°F for 1 hour.

Banana bread out of the oven

When it’s finished, the bread will be a lovely golden colour and smell good enough that you’ll want to eat it right now. But don’t! Let it cool for a bit first, on a baking rack if you’ve got one.

Finished banana bread

Give it 10-15 minutes, then have a slice while the chocolate chips are still nice and gooey.

I didn’t do it this time, but a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg are also great additions to banana bread.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
 
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Banana bread is really easy and it makes a great snack, dessert, or breakfast. The addition of chocolate chips will satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 bananas
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar
  2. Squish the bananas with a whisk or fork, then add to the butter/sugar mixure
  3. Add the flour, baking soda and vanilla and combine
  4. Add chocolate chips
  5. Pour into a buttered load pan
  6. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour
Notes
You could also use walnuts or pecans instead of chocolate chips.

Add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg for some spice.

 

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