Get ready to try the super moist chocolate chip banana bread recipe of your life! You won't regret keeping your ripe bananas, as this delectable treat is not only easy to make but also a wonderful way to use those overripe bananas that might otherwise go to waste.
- Why you'll love this recipe
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- Ingredients and substitutions
- Materials Nedeed
- How to Make Chocolate chip banana bread
- Serving Suggestions
- Storage and freeze instructions
- Tips for a Moist Banana Bread
- Recipe variations
- FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
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Why you'll love this recipe
This perfectly moist chocolate chip banana bread recipe is simply the version of my best banana bread recipe, but with more flavor and a dose of chocolate as well.
The Banana bread recipe has clearly become a recipe in its own right that we like to prepare in all seasons. And if you are not yet sure, you can take advantage of the overripe bananas that nobody wants to eat to try this recipe.
- On bowl chocolate chip banana bread! Even kids can make it and it's a good opportunity for them to get their hands in the kitchen.
- Useful recipe! Perfect for the too-ripe bananas that nobody wants to eat, it is a good opportunity to reuse them rather than throw them.
- Chocolate chips! They give an extra crunchy and chocolatey texture that we can only love in this cake.
- Perfect texture! With a perfect texture moist and soft at the same time, this cake remains light and full of flavor.
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Ingredients and substitutions
*You'll find quantities and full instructions in the recipe card at the end of this page.
- Bananas: I like to use only 2 mashed bananas in my banana bread recipes and it is not necessary that they are super ripe but avoid using unripe bananas.
- Butter: Preferably unsalted butter and well-softened rather than melted butter and cooled, also butter brings a delicious flavor to the banana bread rather than using vegetable oil.
- Sugar: You can make a mixture of granulated sugar and brown sugar like dark brown sugar or light brown sugar which brings an extra flavor.
- Eggs: Use eggs at room temperature to obtain a homogeneous batter.
- Buttermilk: Buttermilk can be replaced by milk, sour cream or plain yogurt like Greek yogurt.
- Flour: all-purpose flour, which can be easily replaced by gluten-free flour like oat flour, rice flour or even a whole wheat flour.
- Baking soda: Baking soda helps the cake to rise during baking and gives a soft texture to the cake. If you use baking powder, you will need to increase the amount a bit.
- Vanilla and Salt: Add pure liquid vanilla extract to flavor and a small pinch of salt which is a flavor booster that brings out all the flavors.
- Chocolate chips: You can add semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips or make chunks with baking chocolate.
How to Make Chocolate chip banana bread
Mash the banana
- Cut bananas into slices and place in a medium bowl.
- Using a potato masher or fork, crush the bananas until they are not completely smooth.
Cream butter and sugar
- In a large bowl place the softened butter with the white and brown sugar.
- Mix with an electric mixer at medium speed for about 2 to 3 minutes until creamy and smooth.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix again with an electric mixer for 1 minute to incorporate.
- Finish by adding the mashed banana and the buttermilk and mix again to incorporate them.
Add dry ingredients
- Add dry ingredients, flour, baking soda and salt.
- Then add the ¾ of mini chocolate chips.
- Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula to incorporate the dry ingredients into the mixture and blend until smooth and still a little thick.
- Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C and grease a 9 -10 inch / 25 cm loaf pan with butter or line it with baking paper.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spoon or spatula.
- Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top and bake for 50- 60 minutes until golden brown.
- Let cool completely in the loaf pan before removing the banana bread from the pan.
- Cut the banana bread into slices and enjoy!
These serving suggestions can add variety and excitement to your banana chocolate chip bread recipe, making it even more enjoyable for family, friends, or guests.
- Warm and Buttered: Toast slices of banana bread and spread them with a generous layer of butter for a comforting treat.
- With a Dollop of Whipped Cream: Top your banana bread slices with a dollop of freshly whipped cream for added indulgence.
- Vanilla Ice Cream: Enjoy warm banana bread with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a heavenly dessert.
- Fruit Topping: Garnish slices with fresh berries or banana slices for a fruity twist.
- Nut Butter Spread: Spread almond butter, peanut butter, or your favorite nut butter on banana bread slices for a protein-packed snack.
- Cream Cheese: Slather cream cheese on warm banana bread for a creamy and tangy contrast.
- French Toast: Transform banana bread into French toast by dipping slices in an egg mixture and cooking them on a griddle. Serve with maple syrup.
- Sandwiches: Make banana bread sandwiches with peanut butter, Nutella, or cream cheese spread between two slices for a delightful handheld treat.
Storage and freeze instructions
Room Temperature: Store banana bread at room temperature, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. Keeping it covered helps prevent it from drying out.
At room temperature, your banana bread will stay moist and delicious for up to 3 to 5 days. Be sure to store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat sources.
Freeze banana bread: Freezing banana bread is a great way to extend its shelf life. To freeze it, first, ensure that the banana bread has cooled completely. Then, cut it into individual slices or wrap it as a whole loaf in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
Alternatively, you can use freezer-safe storage bags. Properly wrapped banana bread can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Tips for a Moist Banana Bread
- Ripe Bananas: Use overripe bananas with brown speckles for maximum sweetness and moisture. The riper the bananas, the better the bread.
- Room Temperature Ingredients: Allow your eggs, butter, and yogurt (if used) to come to room temperature before mixing. Room-temperature ingredients combine more evenly for a smoother batter.
- Brown Sugar: Use a combination of granulated sugar and brown sugar. Brown sugar adds moisture and a richer flavor to the bread.
- Mash Bananas Well: Ensure the bananas are thoroughly mashed to a smooth consistency to distribute their moisture evenly throughout the batter.
- Don't Overmix: Once you add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix only until just combined. Overmixing can lead to a tougher texture.
- Avoid Over-Baking: Be vigilant with the baking time. Over-baking can result in dry bread. Check for doneness with a toothpick; it should come out with a few moist crumbs attached.
- Cooling: Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack. This prevents moisture loss during the cooling process.
Nutty chocolate chip Banana Bread: Add chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, or almonds to the batter for added crunch and flavor.
Peanut Butter Banana Bread: Swirl in peanut butter into the batter for a creamy and nutty twist.
Cinnamon Banana Bread: Add ground cinnamon to the batter for a warm and cozy flavor.
Maple Pecan Banana Bread: Replace some of the sugar with maple syrup and add chopped pecans for a sweet and nutty variation.
Streusel Topping: Top the banana bread with a crumbly streusel made from butter, sugar, and flour before baking.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
Can I use frozen bananas for banana bread?
Yes, you can use frozen bananas for banana bread. Thaw them first and drain any excess liquid before mashing. Frozen bananas can be even more moist, which is great for the bread's texture.
Can I substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour?
Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour, but keep in mind that it may result in a denser texture. You can use half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour for a compromise.
Can I make banana bread without butter?
Yes, you can make banana bread without butter by substituting it with vegetable oil, coconut oil, or a plant-based butter alternative for a dairy-free version.
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