Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

A super moist banana bread with the addition of chocolate chips.

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Not wanting to feel guilty about having uneaten bananas sitting on the counter,  I will either put them in a freezer bag for smoothies or make this great Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. To bring out the banana flavor in banana bread, you want to use overripe bananas.  The result will be a great sweet and moist banana bread.

Sometimes I get that banana bread craving and can only find the green ones.  If this happens to you, let me tell you what you need to do.  Simply cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Preheat oven to 250 F, and place the unpeeled bananas on the covered baking sheet.  Bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until soft.  The banana peels will turn black.  When baked, remove from oven, and cool.

Once cooled, they are ready to be used for this super banana bread. I really love the banana and chocolate combination!  To change it up, sometimes I will leave out the chocolate chips and substitute with nuts, which is also good.  

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread A super moist banana bread with the addition of chocolate chips.

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 1h

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
  3. In small bowl, combine all dry ingredients and set aside. Using a mixer, cream sugar and softened butter. Add the mashed bananas, eggs and vanilla. Stir dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until just moistened. Add the chocolate chips, mixing in well.
  4. Spoon batter into the prepared pan and loosely tent with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake covered with the foil for 30 minutes. After the first 30 minutes, remove foil and continue to bake an additional 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle is clean.
  6. Remove from oven. Let cool 10 minutes in pan, and then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

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