Are you looking for the best chocolate chip Banana Bread that will WOW! Your friends and family? Then this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is one that you MUST add to your list of recipes! This is seriously the Best chocolate chip Banana Bread Recipe. This banana chocolate chip bread Recipe includes helpful tips on storing and making it easy.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
Whenever I have bananas starting to brown on the counter I always use them to bake something. Our most recent creation is this amazing chocolate chip banana bread. Banana bread with chocolate chips is so delicious, my kids love banana bread and I made it even better by adding chocolate chips.
This chocolate chips banana bread recipe is easy, moist, flavorful, and has chocolate chips. All the best flavors in one tasty quick bread recipe that works as breakfast, lunch, and snack!
One of the many things I love about the best chocolate chip banana bread: It takes a spoiled situation and morphs it into the best situation! This recipe is super easy to whip up and is the perfect way to use up those extra ripe bananas.
Easy Banana Recipes
- Apple Banana Bread
- Banana Carrot Muffins
- Chocolate Banana Milkshake
- Pumpkin Banana Muffins
- Chocolate Covered Bananas
- Banana Peanut butter ice cream
- Chunky Monkey Muffins
- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Tips for Chocolate Chip banana bread
Make sure your bananas are ripe enough. You want them to have freckles and you want them to be getting soft. The sweetness comes from the banana getting ripe, you do not want to use bananas that have any green on them.
Mix ingredients in order. It is important to mix the ingredients in the order that the recipe calls for. Baking banana bread is not hard but following the step by step directions for baking banana bread is going to give you the results you want.
Bake long enough. I know having to wait for the bread to be done stinks because you want to enjoy it as soon as possible, but it will take 50-65 minutes at 350 depending on your oven to fully cook banana bread. It is important that the knife or toothpick comes out clean when you are checking to see if banana bread is fully cooked.
Line the baking pan or grease the pan. Line the pan with parchment paper to make it easy to pull out of the pan. When you are greasing the baking pan be sure you grease it well. I like to use non stick cooking spray as I am able to easily get in the corners of the baking pan.
Gently Mash bananas. Mash bananas well with a fork and leave some chunks in it for the best banana flavors and so there are small chunks of bananas in the bread.
Do not over mix. It is important not to over mix the banana bread batter. The batter should be thick and lumpy.
Nuts or chocolate chips?
I like putting semi-sweet chocolate chips in my moist chocolate chip banana bread, but you can also use nuts to make it a chocolate chip banana nut bread. You can use dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips if you want to. You can use standard sized chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips.
If adding nuts to this moist chocolate chip banana bread recipe you will want to add 1/2 cup of nuts to the banana bread batter. If you are wanting to add nuts, pecans are my go-to.
How to store Chocolate Chip banana bread
If you plan on eating the best chocolate chip banana bread quickly then it can be kept at room temperature. All you need to do is wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap or between paper towels and store in an airtight container. Using this method the paper towels will absorb any extra liquid and the bread will keep on the counter for about 4 days.
If you want the chocolate chip banana bread to last a bit longer you can store it in the fridge. wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap or between paper towels and store in an airtight container. Fresh made Banana bread will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Can you Freeze homemade Chocolate Chip banana bread?
Yes! One of the great things about this homemade moist chocolate chip banana bread recipe is that it is perfect for freezing. If you have a lot of bananas to use up, you can make a few loafs of this moist banana bread and freeze it to enjoy later.
How to Freeze Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
There are a few different ways to go about freezing chocolate chip banana bread. You can freeze the whole loaf or freeze it in slices.
To freeze the whole loaf allow the bread to cool completely. Once cooled wrap the loaf in tin foil, then place in a freezer bag and squeeze the air our before putting into the freezer. It will keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.
If you prefer to freeze it in slices, allow the bread to cool completely. Slice the bread into slices and wrap each slice in tin foil. Then put the wrapped slices into a freezer bag and squeeze the air our before putting into the freezer. It will keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Ingredients
How to Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Peel the ripe bananas and place them in a bowl, discard the peel. Then using a potato masher or a fork mash the bananas.
In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the mashed bananas.
Mix in the butter and the milk and beat together for about 2 minutes. You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer.
Add in the eggs and the flour until well blended.
Add in the chocolate chips and gently mix to have the Chocolate Chips throughout.
Pour chocolate chip banana bread batter into a greased bread loaf pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack and then remove from pan and finish cooling on the wire rack.
Easy Quick Bread Recipes
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- Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel the ripe bananas and place them in a bowl, discard the peel. Then using a potato masher or a fork mash the bananas.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the mashed bananas.
- Mix in the butter and the milk and beat together for about 2 minutes. You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer.
- Add in the eggs and the flour until well blended.
- Add in the chocolate chips and gently mix to have the Chocolate Chips throughout.
- Pour chocolate chip banana bread batter into a greased bread loaf pan.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack and then remove from pan and finish cooling on the wire rack.
11 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving.