Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

1 loaf


  • Cooking spray or butter (to coat pan)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large bananas will do)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cooking oil (or butter) to coat the bottom of a 9 x 5 x 3-inch bread pan, then lightly dust with flour and tap out the excess.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until blended. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with a fork after each addition. Stir in the bananas, milk and vanilla until combined. Stir in the flour mixture just until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Remove the pan to a wire rack. Cool 10 minutes before removing the bread from the pan. Finish cooling on the rack.

Recipe reprinted by permission of <I>Sherwood Forest B&B, MI<. All rights reserved.

RecID 8781

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