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I am looking for the best banana bread recipe (one with chocolate chips), any suggestions?

Asked by SamIAm (8703points) December 27th, 2009

I used to have this awesome recipe for banana bread, but I can’t find it. I don’t want these naners to go bad!

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ChocolateReigns's avatar

mmmmmmm sounds good! I’ll be checking back for the recipe!

JustPlainBarb's avatar

This is my favorite basic banana bread recipe .. very moist!

Bermuda Banana Bread
½ C. butter or margarine, softened
1 C. brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 C. mashed “nanners”
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
½ C. chopped walnuts
Add chocolate chips as desired

Cream butter and sugar. Gradually add eggs, then nanners and vanilla.
Fold in dry ingredients that have been sifted together. Add nuts and chocolate chips.
Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 deg. F for 1 to 1–¼ hours or until loaf tests done.
Cool in pan for 10 mins. and remove to cool completely on rack.


gailcalled's avatar

Use mini chocolate chips if possible. The normal-sized ones have a tendency to sink through the uncooked dough to the bottom of the bread.

sarahsugs's avatar

I love the Tassajara Bread Book banana bread recipe. It doesn’t specifically call for chocolate chips but you can add them. Also, 2 banana bread tips:

1. You can freeze overripe bananas, either unpeeled or peeled and wrapped in foil. They defrost very quickly on your countertop or in the microwave. They work perfectly fine in banana bread after having been frozen. That way you can always have bananas ready for bread making!

2. If you toss the chocolate chips in flour before adding them to the batter, they will stay distributed throughout the bread instead of sinking to the bottom. Just be sure not to overstir when you mix them in. I also like to sprinkle a few chips on top at the end. Yum!

Here’s the Tassajara recipe:

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup oil
½ cup honey
1 grated lemon rind
2 beaten eggs
2 cups ripe banana pulp
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
½ cup raisins (optional)

Sift together dry ingredients, blend wet ingredients (including lemon zest). Add dry ingredients and banana pulp, alternately in three parts, to the wet ingredients. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.

john65pennington's avatar

Why would anyone want to put chocolate chip pieces in banana bread???

It would kill the taste of the bananas.

No thanks.

herculies's avatar

Chocolate and banana go great together! Send me a piece.

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