When I woke up this morning, I went into the kitchen to pour myself a cup of coffee. I noticed the overly ripe bananas sitting on the counter and suddenly had the urge to bake banana bread. That is something my mom would do. My mom made banana bread at least once a month because no one in the house would eat bananas, and she continued to buy them. I didn’t mind because I love banana bread. The best kind of banana bread is moist, falls apart easily, and has just the right amount of banana power.
I didn’t have my mom’s recipe on hand, so I went to the best source for banana bread…the internet. When it comes to baking, I like to find recipes with the best reviews. That way, you know it’s good. After doing some research, I found this recipe for banana bread on Food.com It had over 550 reviews and most of them were 4-5 stars. After writing up this blog post, I’ll be adding another review and another five stars to the page.
I like simple to follow recipes and this was definitely one of them. It took about 10 minutes to prepare and one hour to bake. While the banana bread baked, I sipped on my coffee and enjoyed the delicious banana bread aroma that filled the air. No need for banana bread candles when you can have the real deal floating around.
The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- 1 Stick (1/2 cup) Unsalted Butter
- 1 Cup Sugar (or Swerve)
- 2 Large Eggs (beaten)
- 3 Medium Extra-Ripe Bananas
- 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 10 Ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Grease a loaf pan with butter/or cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar together in an electric mixer.
Mix in the beaten eggs, vanilla, and bananas.
Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the mixer.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
*top with walnuts or other fun toppings if you want!
Bake for 5-50 minutes. Use the toothpick method to determine if they are done.
I was extremely happy with the way the banana bread turned out. The texture and flavors were spot on. I move into my new place next week and I can’t wait to start back up baking and cooking new recipes. I know I’ve been slacking in that category, but it’ll all be back to normal soon!