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Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

An easy one-bowl chocolate chip banana bread recipe loaded with mashed sweet bananas and chocolate chips!
Course Baking
Cuisine British
Keyword chocolate chip banana bread, chocolate chip banana loaf cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 358kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 175 g Unsalted Butter softened
  • 100 g Caster Sugar
  • 75 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 200 g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 Black Bananas mashed
  • 200 g Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°c (160 fan/ Gas 4) and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Cream together the butter, caster sugar and light brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.
    175 g Unsalted Butter, 100 g Caster Sugar, 75 g Light Brown Sugar
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
    3 Large Eggs, 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • Sift in the flour and fold in gently.
    200 g Self Raising Flour
  • Stir through the mashed banana and chocolate chips.
    2 Black Bananas, 200 g Chocolate Chips
  •  Spoon the banana bread batter into a greased and lined 2lb loaf tin and bake for 1 hour - 1 hour 10 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

Notes

Expert Tips:
  • Freeze over ripe bananas in their skins until you are ready to make banana bread. Defrost at room temperature before beginning the recipe.
  • Speed up the ripening process by piercing the banana skins with a fork and microwaving for 30 seconds.
  • Line your loaf tin with non stick parchment paper to prevent the banana bread from sticking to the sides. Leave a 3cm overhang to make it easy to pull and lift the banana bread out of the pan.
Variations:
  • Add a handful of walnuts or pecan nuts to the banana bread for added crunch.
  • Swap the chocolate chips for raisins or dried cranberries.
  • Use dark brown sugar for a richer caramel flavour.
  • Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top of the banana bread before baking. Or, why not sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar?
  • Make a double chocolate banana bread and replace 30g of flour with cocoa powder.
  • Make banana chocolate chip muffins! Spoon the batter into 12 muffin cases and reduce the cooking time to 25 minutes.
Storage:
Store: Store the chocolate chip banana bread in an airtight container or cake tin for up to 5 days. Stale slices can be toasted for breakfast and spread with Nutella!
Freeze: The banana bread can be frozen for up to 3 months. Wrap the cooled banana bread in cling film (plastic wrap) or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. You could also freeze individual slices of banana bread. Pop the individually wrapped slices straight from the freezer into lunchboxes first thing in the morning, and they will have thawed by snack time!
Nutrition:
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Amount per Serving
Calories
358
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
90
mg
30
%
Sodium
 
27
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
139
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
44
g
15
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
26
g
29
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
524
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
22
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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