This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe is one of those things that just makes sense, you know? It takes a deliciously moist banana bread recipe, and tones down the sweetness with some dark chocolate chips. If you’re one of those people that doesn’t like your banana bread sweeter than honey, but still wants to experience the joys of homemade banana bread, then this recipe is for you.
I’ll be totally honest with you, bestie. I’m traditionally not a fan of most banana bread recipes. And typically, anytime I made banana bread, it meant one thing. And one thing only.
That I had overripe bananas.
But then somewhere along the line, I realised that banana bread doesn’t need to be crazy sweet. And that it pairs perfectly with one of my favourite ingredients (chocolate, of course!). It didn’t take long for this chocolate chip banana bread recipe to be born!
The Secret to Making Your Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Moist
If you’ve ever wondered how to make super moist banana bread, you may have gathered that there’s a secret that the banana bread Illuminati have been keeping from you. Well, you’re wrong.
There isn’t *A* secret to making perfectly moist banana bread.
There are *TWO* secrets:
- Overripe bananas are crucial – you want the peels to be turning black and soft.
- Frozen bananas result in extra moist banana bread.
That said, this recipe doesn’t need frozen bananas. It does however require overripe bananas (next time, someone gives you an unimpressed look for letting the bananas go soft, tell them you’re making chocolate chip banana bread…and that they can’t have any. That’ll show ‘em!), and using fresh, perfectly ripe bananas may result in some disappointment.
I mean, don’t get me wrong. You’ll still be able to make yummy chocolate chip banana bread. It just won’t be that earthshattering experience you lie awake at night thinking about.
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You’ll need a loaf pan such as this 4×8 inch Good Cook Loaf Pan to bake your chocolate chip banana bread in. If you already have a basic loaf pan, you’re golden.
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This delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe is quick, easy, and the perfect way to use up overripe bananas.
- 3-4 very ripe bananas, peeled
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
- Salt, a pinch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ cup Sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 4×8 loaf pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until smooth. Stir in the melted butter.
- Continue to mix in salt, baking soda, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until completely incorporated.
- Add flour and chocolate chips, fold in until no streaks remain.
- Pour batter into loaf pan, and bake for 50 minutes to an hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven, and cool on a wire rack. Serve!
Tip: Using previously frozen bananas results in even moister banana bread. But I’m personally fine with just 3-4 overripe bananas that never had to spend any time in the freezer.
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