Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I seriously can’t even remember the last time I posted a recipe here.  Luckily for you (and us), I let some bananas get a little too ripe recently and ended up whipping up this scrumptious bread to avoid throwing them out.  I kind of just took bits and pieces of recipes I had laying around to fit the ingredients I had in the house at them time, and this is what came out of the oven.  And let me tell you, it’s pretty tasty. Heavy, dense, and moist, just like banana bread is supposed to be.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


  • 3 over-ripe banans, peeled and mashed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (dark are the best)

Mix the bananas with butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla.  I have a thing about lumps, so I beat mine for a while to make the banana mixture a little smoother.
Add the dry ingredients, beating until just combined, then add the chocolate chips.
Pour into greased bread pan and bake at 375 for 50 minutes to 1 hour.

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It’s the perfect thing to bake up on a cold January day. Plus you don’t have to throw those old bananas out. Double-win.

Oh, and if chocolate chips aren’t your jam, check out this coconut banana bread recipe – it’s my personal favorite.