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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If  you’re family is like mine…. we LOVE banana’s
- yet they always seem to get too ripe before we can eat them all. 

I’m starting to believe my family has a strategy
– “if we don’t eat the banana’s – Mom will make banana bread!”
and they LOVE my banana bread!

chocolate chip banana bread

You can tell a favorite recipe by how often it is used, and this recipe is one I return to again and again, and is the one recipe I’m asked for more than anything I’ve made!

The cinnamon and chocolate chips are the surprise flavors in this quick bread!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3-4 mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • walnuts if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream together sugar and butter, add eggs one at a time. Mix in milk, bananas and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients.
  3. (The important thing is you do not want to over mix the batter. You don’t want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will give you tough, rubbery bread.)
  4. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 60 mins for regular loaf pan, or 30 mins for mini loaves.
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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

23 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”

  1. Amanda posted on January 19, 2010 at 11:52 am (#
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    Looks like a great recipe! You are all over the place girl… (published wise) way to go!

  2. Amanda posted on January 19, 2010 at 11:52 am (#
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    Looks like a great recipe! You are all over the place girl… (published wise) way to go!

  3. bridget {bake at 350} posted on January 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm (#
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    I *do* love banana bread. I don't make it often because I will eat the ENTIRE LOAF myself. I think I have a willpower issue! ;)

  4. bridget {bake at 350} posted on January 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm (#
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    I *do* love banana bread. I don't make it often because I will eat the ENTIRE LOAF myself. I think I have a willpower issue! ;)

  5. Michelle posted on January 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm (#
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    Sounds yummy!!

  6. Michelle posted on January 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm (#
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    Sounds yummy!!

  7. kado! posted on January 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm (#
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    we love banana bread too! I freeze our too-ripe bananas too….but I just put them in skins and all…when you go to make the bread…just take them out of the freezer a few minutes earlier….and they slide right out of the skin and mash up perfectly!!!! …although they don't look pretty…dark brown skins and all…but taste the same!!!!

  8. kado! posted on January 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm (#
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    we love banana bread too! I freeze our too-ripe bananas too….but I just put them in skins and all…when you go to make the bread…just take them out of the freezer a few minutes earlier….and they slide right out of the skin and mash up perfectly!!!! …although they don't look pretty…dark brown skins and all…but taste the same!!!!

  9. Amanda @ Serenity Now posted on January 19, 2010 at 8:18 pm (#
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    Great tip for the bananas, Cheryl. :) I didn't know about that one. I love banana chocolate chip bread, and the cinnamon sounds like a yummy addition. :)

  10. Amanda @ Serenity Now posted on January 19, 2010 at 8:18 pm (#
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    Great tip for the bananas, Cheryl. :) I didn't know about that one. I love banana chocolate chip bread, and the cinnamon sounds like a yummy addition. :)

  11. Elaine posted on January 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm (#
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    I actually made banana bread last night! I so wish I would've thought to add chocolate chips to them!

  12. Elaine posted on January 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm (#
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    I actually made banana bread last night! I so wish I would've thought to add chocolate chips to them!

  13. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace posted on January 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm (#
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    Love banana bread. I have some bananas that need to be cooked. Thanks, I will use your recipe. Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.

  14. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace posted on January 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm (#
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    Love banana bread. I have some bananas that need to be cooked. Thanks, I will use your recipe. Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.

  15. Robin posted on January 21, 2010 at 5:02 am (#
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    Congrats on the feature! I love that camera strap if The Husband didn't use the camera too I'd try to whip one up!
    Your bread recipe looks amazing. I love cinnamon and chocolate chip idea, I've never tried them together and it sounds delish!
    xoxoxo

  16. Robin posted on January 21, 2010 at 5:02 am (#
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    Congrats on the feature! I love that camera strap if The Husband didn't use the camera too I'd try to whip one up!
    Your bread recipe looks amazing. I love cinnamon and chocolate chip idea, I've never tried them together and it sounds delish!
    xoxoxo

  17. markandlouise posted on January 29, 2010 at 2:41 am (#
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    Thanks so much. I tried it and it is great! Thanks for sharing.

  18. markandlouise posted on January 29, 2010 at 2:41 am (#
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    Thanks so much. I tried it and it is great! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Kristen posted on February 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm (#
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    Looks delicious, Cheryl!

  20. Tracy posted on February 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm (#
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    I could eat this entire loaf myself!!

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