Best Ever Chocolate Chips Banana Bread | Banana Bread with Choco Chips
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: A 9x5x3 loaf
  • All-purpose flour – 225 gms (1 & ¾ cup)
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Granulated sugar – 150 gms
  • Chocolate chips – ½ cup
  • Over-ripe banana – 3
  • Unsalted butter – 113 gms (½ cup), melted & cooled
  • Eggs – 2, large, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C / 350 F and place the wire rack at the center of the oven. Generously butter the base and sides of a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan and sprinkle some flour in it. Shake the pan so that flour coats the surface all over and then take out the excess flour.
  2. Peel and mash the bananas in a bowl using a fork until there are no big lumps. Do not use a food processor for this as the powerful churning will make the banana watery and ruin the texture required for perfect banana bread. Set the mashed banana aside.
  3. In a large bowl, take the all-purpose flour and add sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt to it. Whisk everything using a wire whisk to mix everything well. Stir in ¾ of the chocolate chips and give one final mix to evenly distribute the choco-chips. Your dry ingredients are ready.
  4. In another medium bowl, take the mashed banana and add the beaten eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract. Mix everything using a spatula.
  5. Now make a hollow at the middle of your bowl of dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients mixture. Using a rubber spatula, mix the dry and wet ingredients until they are just incorporated. Do not rigorously whisk the batter or do not even over-mix as that will result in tough banana bread.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan making sure the batter is evenly distributed inside the pan. Smoothen the top using a spoon. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips evenly over the top of the batter.
  7. Bake the banana bread in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The top of the bread will turn beautiful golden brown. But if you see that your cake top is browning too much at around 50 minutes mark, cover the top with a piece of aluminum foil.
  8. Once the banana bread is completely cooked through, take the loaf pan out of the oven and let it sit on the counter top for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, run an offset spatula or butter knife around the inside edge of the loaf pan to make sure the banana bread is not sticking on any side.
  9. Take the banana bread out of the loaf pan and place on a cooling rack; let it cook for 30 minutes before serving. Once the bread is cool enough to touch, cut into slices and serve warm. Enjoy!
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