Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My grandma recently sent me some recipes in the mail, and this one definitely looked too good to pass up! I love banana bread, and adding in chocolate chips makes it even better!  This recipe literally could not be easier - you just stick everything in the same bowl and mix it up.  I was a little skeptical about whether this would really work, but it did!  The baked banana bread was moist and tender with excellent banana flavor and lots of chocolate-y goodness.  I recommend this recipe for any time you have bananas that are starting to get too brown, or any time you need a quick recipe and don't want to spend lots of time in the kitchen.  Thanks, Grandma!


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (adapted from American Profile)
Makes 2 loaves

2-1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups well-mashed ripe bananas (3-4 bananas)
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 cups chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Grease two loaf pans.
2. Put all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Beat on low speed until just combined, and then increase the speed to medium and beat the batter until well combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
3. Divide the batter among the pans.  Bake 20 minutes, and then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and cook until a tester comes out clean, about 10 minutes.  Let cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

4 comments:

  1. Ooh, what a great "cookie" in loaf form!

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  2. Looks like a great banana bread!

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  3. I love banana bread too and recently make some (also with chocolate chips) as well. How sweet that your Grandma send you recipes in the mail. :)

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  4. you know it's time to make banana bread.
    it's been far too long.
    thanks for the reminder!

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