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Michele, my sister-in-law, is one of the sweetest people in the world. Completely selfless and way too giving. She would give you the shirt off her back. I think she gave my son just as many gifts for Christmas as we did. She could make friends with anyone. I couldn’t have asked for a better sister-in-law. I’ve heard some horror stories about other people’s in-laws. Definitely thank my lucky stars for my husband’s amazing family. On one of Christopher’s trips back to the Empire State, Michele sent him home with some banana bread.
Bananas only last 2-5 days in the pantry before they are ripe. Then you have to stick them in the fridge and use between 5-7 days. OR, you can freeze them, but they only last 2-3 months in the freezer. Defrosting takes no time at all. For me, it’s easier to stick them straight into the freezer and use them up later. It’s right about this time of the year that my freezer is well-stocked with frozen bananas. Smoothies are great, but they get old after a while, don’t they? Michele inspired me to pull out my Banana Chocolate Chip Bread recipe.
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Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
- 4 bananas ripe
- 2 eggs
- ½ stick of butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
- Butter and flour 9x5x2 ½-inch metal loaf pan.
- Beat the butter until fluffy.
- Gradually add the sugar.
- Add the eggs, one at a time.
- Beat in mashed bananas and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, whisk baking soda, baking powder, flour, sugar, cinnamon.
- Coat the chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of flour and set aside.
- Combine the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix well.
- Add chocolate chips. Mix to combine.
- Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake for 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Turn out onto a rack to cool.
To freeze this bread: Wrap individually in plastic Saran wrap, then wrap in foil paper. Put inside a plastic freezer bag. Defrost on the counter or in the fridge overnight. You can bake it for 15-20 minutes to warm it up. The loaf will last for 3-4 months in the freezer.
OMG this looks so amazing!! I am definitely going to try this when my mom comes to visit me! We always made bread together growing up! Thanks for the recipe!
Umm seriously who doesn’t love banana bread (bad people that’s who!). Seriously though… making this today!
Bad people. LOL! Hope you enjoy.
Laura Lee Richard
Oooooo, we love Banana Chocolate-Chip Bread! We make it now and then, and this recipe looks great! Baking from scratch….that’s what we like. Thanks for the great tips for freezing!
Yes! Enjoy. 🙂
This looks so good! And seems fairly easy / healthy. I’ve been attempting to up my baking skills lately, so I will definitely need to give this a try!
I don’t bake enough. I think it has to do with living in a warm weather area and a hot oven. This recipe is so easy. You can’t mess it up!
The Southern Thing
I love banana nut bread, and I bet this is even better!
Both are excellent. Who am I to discriminate? LOL.
Les @ The Balanced Berry
I am definitely a sucker for chocolate chip banana bread. I love how simple the ingredients are in this recipe!
Me too. Simple and delicious. 🙂
I love the combination of chocolate with banana. This looks like a super scrumptious bread. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks!
The best combo! Glad you liked this recipe.
Chocolate + banana + peanut butter = my fave combination. I can do without the PB on this one 😉 Your bread looks so moist and yummy. I can’t wait to try this!
Glad you enjoyed this. It’s delicious!
Omg your Banan bread looks so yummy!!! I will have to give it a try!
Hope you do. Enjoy!
Banana bread is a must in this house.
That’s awesome! 🙂