Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s winter and freezing here in New England, so what better than a nice warm loaf of banana bread?? Enjoy slathered in peanut butter, butter, nutella, or as is - the perfect breakfast or snack!

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

A great way to use up those ripe bananas!

Makes: 1 loaf (about 8-10 slices)

Prep time:

Cook time:

Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup (I used ¼ cup of each!)
  • 2 eggs (or 2 flax eggs, see notes below)
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for topping
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used mini)

Instructions:
  1. Heat oven to 325 F, grease a 9x5 inch load pan.
  2. In a large bowel, beat oil, honey, and eggs together with a whisk. Mix in mashed bananas and milk.
  3. Add baking soda, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon, blending together well. Using a large spoon, stir in flour until just combined. Add chocolate chips and mix in well.
  4. Pour batter into loaf pan and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Notes:
  • To make 2 flax eggs, add 2 tbsp GROUND flaxseed to 1/3 cup warm water in a small bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes to become gel-like.
  • Any mix-ins work in this recipe – replace chocolate chips with chopped nuts, dried fruit, etc.
  • This freezes well! Just freeze slices individually in freezer-safe bags.

Recipe Adapted From: Cookie and Kate

Lisa Lombardini