Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips Recipe

When I was a kid, my mom made banana bread (or cookies) probably at least once a week. She loved banana bread! She had several versions of banana bread that she liked, but my favorite was when she would throw some chocolate chips into the mix. To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of banana bread unless it has chocolate chips in it. But with chocolate chips? I'm totally into that! Chocolate chips just make everything more magical don't they? 

Banana Bread Recipe With Chocolate Chips And Cinnamon

Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips

Like I mentioned above, my mom was a banana bread making machine! She loved it all - but she used a basic recipe to make her banana bread. The recipe below is the one she used as her base, and one I still use (but only if it has chocolate chips in it!).  

Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips And Cinnamon Recipe

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5 Ripe Bananas
1/2 Cup Melted Butter (1 Stick)
1/2 Cup White Sugar

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 
1 Egg
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
Pinch of Pink Sea Salt
1 1/2 - 2 Cups of all-purpose flour
1-2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (These are my favorite Chocolate Chips!)

*Optional (to sprinkle on top before baking): 1 Tablespoon Sugar, 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon 

Old Over Ripe Bananas For Banana Bread Recipe With Chocolate Chips


-  Preheat the oven to 350°F. 

-  Mix melted butter and mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. 

Ripe Peeled Bananas in Kitchen Aid Mixer Bowl

-  Add remaining ingredients to the mixture and blend until everything is nice and wet. 

Banana Bread Ingredients In A Kitchen Aid Mixer

-  Fold in the chocolate chips last.

Chocolate Chips In A Measuring Cup For Banana Bread Recipe

-  Bake in a 4x8" loaf pan for about 1 hour. 

-  Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top before baking! 

Banana Bread Dough In A Loaf Baking Pan Ready For The Oven

Bake The Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips At 350 For Around One Hour

-  Insert a toothpick (or one of these cool thingamajigs!) to check if done, toothpick should come out fairly clean (unless you hit a chocolate chip!). 

Check The Banana Bread With A Toothpick Before Removing From The Oven

-  Allow to cool and remove from pan to slice to serve.

Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips Loaf

Once you get comfortable with a basic recipe you can have fun tweaking it with new ingredients! I think it's safe to say that my mom's basic version of Banana Bread will always include chocolate chips. 

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