This easy chocolate chip banana bread is an incredibly flavourful cake with a soft, moist texture! This super easy and practical recipe only requires 2 ripe bananas for this family love dessert.
You must already know the famous banana bread? And although it is really very good, I also find that it lacks a few things, such as a dose of chocolate chips that gives it even more flavor and taste!
And what we like even more about this recipe is that it is super practical, so if like me you often have ripe bananas at home, this is a good opportunity to make this great recipe!
Chocolate chip Banana bread
Yes, some people still don't know this fabulous cake! In fact, it's simply the version of banana bread, but with more flavor. The texture is incredibly soft and moist and the chocolate chips make all the difference.
The banana bread comes from the United States, it's a very ingenious and easy to make recipe that allowed at the time to use overripe bananas in a homemade cake.
But the good news is that today you don't have to wait until the bananas are too ripe to enjoy this great cake.
Why choose this chocolate chip banana bread
Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't resist this cake, it's so incredible and ingenious! And certainly you will not be the only one to crave it in your family, this cake is perfect for all occasions, you can eat it for breakfast or for special occasions.
On bowl chocolate chip banana cake! Even kids can make it and it's a good opportunity for them to get their hands in the kitchen. It requires only one mixing bowl and it's a super easy and fast recipe.
Perfect texture! A perfect texture moist and soft at the same time, this cake remains light and full of flavor.
Useful recipe! Perfect for the too ripe bananas that nobody wants to eat, it is a good opportunity to reuse them rather than to throw them.
Chocolate chips! They give an extra crunchy and chocolatey texture that we can only love in this cake.
Useful tools for this recipe
- Loaf cake pan, 10 inch / 25 cm long
- Cake release spray practical to grease the pan and a perfect release but you can also use parchment paper.
But before we get into the preparation of the recipe let's see the ingredients that make up this banana and chocolate chip cake recipe.
Main ingredient this recipe requires only 2 mashed bananas and it is not necessary that they are super ripe but avoid using unripe bananas.
The banana brings a delicious flavor to this cake, in addition to naturally sweetening it and contributing to its moist and soft texture.
Use the sugar of your choice, you can make a mixture of white sugar and brown sugar which brings an extra flavor. Since the banana already sweetens the cake a lot, the sugar has been reduced a bit in this recipe.
In addition to the fat added by the banana and buttermilk, I add a little fat with unsalted butter to balance the recipe and get a moist and tasty cake.
Its high acidity content helps balance the taste and adds softness and lightness to the cake. Buttermilk can be replaced by milk or plain yogurt like Greek yogurt.
Tip: If you don't have buttermilk, you can replace it with semi-skimmed milk in which you dilute 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice.
Use eggs at room temperature to obtain a homogeneous batter.
Baking powder helps the cake to rise during baking and gives a soft texture to the cake.
Add a small pinch of salt which is a flavor booster that brings out all the flavors in this banana cake.
Use pure liquid vanilla extract in this recipe, it adds an extra delicate flavor.
You can add semi-sweet chocolate chips, or make chunks with bittersweet chocolate. You can also try my homemade chocolate chip recipe.
How to make Chocolate chip banana bread
Start by preheating the oven to 350°F and greasing a 10 inch rectangular loaf pan with a baking spray or a sheet of parchment paper. (see recipe in detail below)
Then in a large bowl whisk together the room temperature eggs and sugar for a good minute.
Then add the melted butter, the mashed 2 bananas, the vanilla extract and the buttermilk. Mix until you obtain a smooth and homogeneous cake batter.
Add the remaining dry ingredients, flour, salt, baking powder and chocolate chips and mix gently with a spatula just until the batter is smooth.
Then pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake in the oven at half height for about 30 minutes. The chocolate chip banana cake is ready when it has puffed up and has a golden color and when the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
At the end of baking, let your cake cool completely in its pan before removing it and cutting it into slices.
The chocolate chip banana bread is much better when cold!
How to Store the Banana bread
At room temperature
To keep the banana cake soft and moist, cover it with cling film and place it in the fridge or at room temperature. And you can keep it for up to 3 to 5 days.
In the freezer
Freezing banana bread is easy, cut it into slices and place them in conservation bags, you can then keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to make a successful banana bread
Some useful information to succeed in the recipe of the banana bread with a soft and moist texture.
Use overripe bananas
Use ripe bananas, not necessarily overripe or completely black ones. Ripe bananas are much sweeter and have an even softer texture and are easier to reduce to a puree.
Tips: If you don't have ripe bananas you can put them in the oven at 302°F for a few minutes to soften them or microwave them.
Room temperature ingredients
For a smooth texture use room temperature ingredients, they will mix better together and your batter will be perfect.
Buttermilk is a wonderful ingredient in many cake recipes, such as muffins, cupcakes and layer cakes, and it is even more so here in the banana cake. It helps to balance the taste with its acidity and allows for a light and well soft texture.
Tips: Replace the buttermilk with Greek yogurt.
Do not over mix
Avoid over-mixing after adding the flour to keep the texture soft and moist.
Pay attention to the baking process
Perfect baking will also contribute to the success of your cake. If it is overcooked, it will be too dry in the mouth. To keep its softness and moisture, you will have to pay attention to the cooking time, depending on the power of your oven, and also check the baking with a toothpick that you will stick in the cake's center and that will help you know if the center is cooked enough.
More tasty banana cake recipe
If you want to make your cake even more delicious and tasty then here are a few ideas of toppings to add to your preparation:
- Peanut butter, a tablespoon in your preparation, or on toast.
- Chocolate spread
- Unsweetened cocoa powder for a chocolate banana bread.
- Crunchy, by incorporating walnut kernels or other crushed nuts.Walnut,
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Chocolate chip banana bread
- 220 g Flour
- 100 g brown sugar
- 100 g melted butter
- 2 banana rip
- 2 egg
- 50 g milk
- 8 g baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 100 g chocolate chip
- Preheat your oven to 356°F/180°C and line a loaf cake pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, then add a mashed banana, melted butter and milk.
- Then add the dry ingredients, flour, salt and baking powder and mix well until you get a homogeneous cake batter.
- Finish by adding the chocolate chips.
- Pour the cake batter into the cake pan.
- Cut a banana lengthwise and place the two halves on top of the cake mix.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, plunge a knife into the center of the cake to check the baking.