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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana BreadEvery time my mother in law visits, she brings this amazing banana bread with her.  I’ve made it a couple of times, and although I think it is good, it is never as delicious as when she makes it.  It could be because I’m one of those people who sometimes enjoys others’ home cooking over my own.  Or, maybe it’s because her special touch makes it that much better.  Whatever the case, this recipe is a keeper and will be enjoyed by my own immediate family for years to come.

I usually omit the walnuts since I don’t typically have them on hand.  It’s the chocolate chips in the recipe that really places this quick bread above the rest for me.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Printable Recipe

Yield: 2 medium loaves

2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 large eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cups peeled, ripened bananas (about 5 medium)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350˚F.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, soda and baking powder; set aside.  Using either a stand mixer or food processor, place eggs and sugar in the work bowl and process/stir about 1 minute.  Add the butter and process/stir until the butter is thoroughly mixed with the eggs and sugar.  Stir in the banana and lemon juice, process/mix until combined.  Add the flour mixture, walnuts and chocolate chips.  Stir/pulse just until dry ingredients almost disappear.

Pour evenly into 2 greased medium sized loaf pans.  Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until passes toothpick test.

*UPDATE 1/11/11:  Bake for 25 minutes if using jumbo muffin pans.

Source: Mama G

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5 Responses

  1. Looks yummy! I don’t know why I never thought of putting chocolate chips in banana bread — sounds like a winning combination!

  2. Oh Nikki! How special that you included this on your blog! It has truly stood the test of time…one thing I’ve noticed that really affects how good the bread is, is how ripe the bananas are. The riper, the better…

  3. Looks wonderful! Any idea if this freezes well?

  4. Hi! I just found your website via Annie’s Eats! I am enjoying it so far. I am one of those people who thinks anything I didn’t have to cook is better. Except a few dishes….. I look forward to reading your archives 🙂

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