Recipe for chocolate chip banana bread

Recipe for chocolate chip banana bread

What is it about a fresh hot loaf of bread that drives your senses into overdrive? Whether it’s a fresh loaf magically created in the automatic bread maker or your mom’s secret family recipe for sweet bread, when the lid is raised or the oven is open the aroma is overwhelming and we must not wait, but immediately cut into it. So…. 

For those of us who can’t eat our bananas as fast as they go bad, and who have increased baking during social distancing, here is a fantastic, fool-proof, Banana Bread Recipe guaranteed your entire family will enjoy.  

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (chocolate chips, optional)


–      2 large eggs 

–      2/3 cup granulated sugar

–      3 overripe bananas 

–      3 tbsp. sour cream (or unflavored Greek yogurt)

–      ¼ cup canola oil

–      ½ tsp. vanilla extract

–      1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

–      ½ tsp. baking soda

–      1 tsp. baking powder

–      1 cup chocolate chip morsels 


1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees 

2.    In a small bowl combine dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, and baking powder

3.    In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs until creamy (about 2 minutes)

4.    With a fork mash the bananas  

5.    Add bananas, sour cream, oil, and vanilla to sugar/egg bowl. Mix by hand until combined

6.    Gradually add in the flour mixture 

7.    Fold in chocolate chips (or save to simply add them to the top of the loaf)

8.    Pour batter into a 9”x 5” loaf pan 

9.    Bake for approximately 40-50 minutes or until top of loaf is golden brown

10.Allow bread to cool before removing from pan

11.ENJOY (this bread also freezes really well!) 

For slight variations; 

–      remove chocolate chips


–      add peanut butter (½ cup)


–      add cinnamon (1/2 tsp.) 


–      add walnuts


–      sub butter for oil (¾ -1 cup of butter) 

I’ve also heard this special treat is a wonderful “pick me up” for lonely neighbors and friends – it can be wrapped in saran wrap (or foil) and dropped directly on the porch. 


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