Banana bread is the perfect combination of wholesome ingredients and mouthwatering flavour. It's a classic, incredibly moist sure-to-please treat. It’s the first recipe that comes to mind when you see a ripe banana or two sitting around in the fruit bowl. The ingredients are those we usually have on hand: all-purpose flour, sugar, butter or oil, eggs, milk, and baking soda.
The chocolate variation of banana bread is something you can make anytime and anywhere, using a mixer or a fork, in a loaf pan or a muffin tin — whenever you have a few bananas going soft and freckly.
Whether you make classic banana bread or chocolate chip banana bread, the only requirement is that you use ripe bananas – when the skins develop freckles and the fruits are too mushy for snacking, it's banana bread time. If you let your bananas ripen until they turn brown and start to fall apart when you peel them, your bread will be even more banana-flavoured and rich.
Chocolate chip banana bread is also a very forgiving recipe. The flour can be replaced with whole wheat or another whole-grain flour up to half the amount. Brown sugar can be used instead of white sugar, or another sugar can be used altogether. You can use oil for the butter and plant-based milk, kefir, buttermilk, or even water for the liquid. This dreamy cake can be baked with just one egg or without an egg, using vegan egg alternatives for eggless baking and cooking. You can still make chocolate chip banana bread even if you don't have one of the ingredients (except baking soda, of course).
And if you're looking for an easy and delicious recipe for the most beautiful and addictive banana bread enriched with chocolate chip, look no further. This bread is so soft, moist, and loaded with ripe bananas. The smell in your kitchen will be epic, and you'll be snacking on homemade banana bread fresh from the oven. It's a great cake to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or tea. If you love bananas, this is the recipe you need to try.
Chocolate chip banana bread recipe
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: one loaf
3-4 medium, overripe bananas
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
dash of ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips + additional for topping
Preheat the oven to 350ºF/180°C. Prepare a 9x5 loaf pan by lining it with parchment or foil and spraying it lightly with nonstick spray.
In a bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Whisk in the sugar, egg, vanilla, and vegetable oil.
Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. This will result in a lumpy batter.
Add the chocolate chips.
Fill the loaf pan with the batter. If desired, top with more chocolate chips.
Bake for 55-60 minutes (check for doneness after 55 minutes with a toothpick). (check for doneness after 55 minutes with a toothpick).
Allow to cool.
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