Chocolate Chip Banana Bread




Eeeeeep! I just needed a little motivation to get off my butt and start baking again and you guys did just that. Thanks for all the emails/comments that I’ve been getting recently! It shows that I still had visitors even though I didn’t update for a month. :(

I actually had a free night for once in my life and found the time to get the oven going. There were three overly ripe bananas hanging in my kitchen, so it wasn’t hard figuring out what to make. I adapted this recipe from allrecipes.com and halved it. I can’t rave about this recipe enough! It definitely deserves the 5 stars it got on allrecipe. The bread is so moist and flavorful. The chocolate chips accent the banana perfectly. You’ve gottta give this a shot, it’s so easy to make, too! I also used smaller loaf pans, so I kept my eye on the baking time and took it out about 5 minutes earlier than what the original recipe says. Lastly, I replaced the mayo with milk because 1. mayo’s gross (no offense), 2. I didn’t even have mayo on hand, and 3. it’s healthier! The original version of the recipe can be found HERE. My changes are as follows:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the egg, beating well. Stir in the milk and bananas. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture; stir just enough to evenly combine. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool loaf in the pan for 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Comments

  1. says

    Hi there! I’ve been a fan of your blog for years and finally got the courage to start my own! You were the first real cooking blog I ever found ( I discovered you and bakerella in the same night) and it basically changed my life, you have had me absolutely addicted to food blogs! hahah wanted to say thank you and your blog is basically amazing. I’m applying to colleges this year… perhaps even UCLA :) I know we all get busy but I love reading your posts so keep it coming. And your making me want to start a style blog too (love sisterly style)…because I am pretty obsessed with fashion. Check me out if you get a minute! Thanks! JoJo http://rollininthedough.wordpress.com/

  2. Anonymous says

    This is the best recipe for banana bread that I have ever made!
    Have made this bread numerous times and will be making it more! :-D

    Thanks for the recipe!!

  3. Anonymous says

    Mine is in the oven right now. I added 3/4 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of chocolate chips, also 1 tsp of vanilla. I love Vanilla. I will let you know how it tastes, it sure does smell good.

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