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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Is there anything better than banana bread? Not really, but a serious contender is chocolate chip banana bread!

It’s the perfect way to use up ripe bananas, as well as get a delicious chocolate hit. This chocolate banana bread tastes amazing when served warm – the chocolate chips have melted and are still warm – it’s banana and chocolate heaven!

chocolate chip banana bread

How To Make Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips

It’s as easy as making regular banana bread – in fact, I used virtually the same recipe, I just added in the chocolate chips and reduced the sugar amount slightly.

What You Need:

  • Ripe bananas – they must be ripe. Speckled brown, not green or completely yellow. I tend to use 2 or 3, I prefer to use 3 if possible as you get a moister, and I think a nicer texture of banana bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g chocolate chips – I used milk chocolate but you could also use dark or white chocolate
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 120g softened butter
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • Bread loaf tin

In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar before slowly adding in the beaten eggs.

Next add in the flour and baking powder, mixing it until everything is well combined.

Mash the ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher, they should be easy to mash up, if they are not it could mean they are not ripe enough.

Gently stir in the mashed bananas, together with the chocolate chips, until everything is well mixed together.

Transfer to a greased baking tin and cook in a preheated oven (180C/Gas Mark 4) for 45 minutes. Check at around 30 minutes that the top of the banana bread isn’t burning – if it is browing up too quickly you can cover it loosely with some foil.

Once it has cooked through, remove it from the oven and leave it to stand for 10 minutes before taking it out of the loaf tin.

banana bread with chocolate chips cooling down in loaf tin next to some bananas

Chocolate chip banana bread tastes great warm, but is also delicious when served cold!

I hope you enjoy this chocolate variation of banana bread – let me know in the comments if you make it!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Chocolate chip banana bread is the perfect combination of everyone's favourite banana cake combined with deliciously warm and melting chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 80g caster sugar
  • 120g butter, softened
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 150g chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Mix together the sugar and softened butter in a large bowl until they are well creamed together.
  3. Gradually add in the beaten eggs.
  4. Next, add the flour and baking powder and mix it together.
  5. In a separate bowl mash the bananas, use either a fork or a potato masher.
  6. Add both the mashed banana and chocolate chips to the large mixing bowl and gently stir through.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a greased loaf or cake tin.
  8. Place in the hot oven and cook for 45 minutes. Check on it at 30 minutes to check that it isn't browning up too quickly. If it is, loosely cover it with some foil.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 379mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g

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