Banana Bread with Mini Chocolate Chips

Lazy Sunday mornings are made for Banana Bread and long walks with the Nut. It is gorgeous in Texas right now so we are outside as much as possible to enjoy it before the hot weather hits.
It’s worth keeping a couple ripe bananas in the freezer that you can pull out at any time to make this. Baking Tip: Frozen bananas are actually easier to mash. (You can actually use them to make a quick banana ice cream in a blender! I’ll have to blog about that!)
I made this the day before and let it cool overnight that way I could sleep in. J I like my sleep. My apartment still smelled good when I woke up and boy was this good. A perfect way to spend a lazy day.
Banana Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
3 very ripe bananas, mashed well (1 ½ cups)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups walnuts toasted (optional) or mini chocolate chips (about ½ cup)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously coat a 9×5 loaf pan with vegetable oil spray.
Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk the mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla together in a separate bowl. Gently fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the nuts or chocolate chips (if using). Do not overmix. The batter will look thick and chunky.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the top comes out with just a few crumbs attached. Let the loaf cool for 10 minutes before unmolding. Then let cool for 1 hour.

12 thoughts on “Banana Bread with Mini Chocolate Chips”

  • This is one of my favorites. Thanks for the recipe…I may have to make muffins with this recipe soon. Such a treat, and I bet it'd be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream too. 🙂

  • Someone made this for me once and it was the first and only time I have ever had it! It was so delicious! Thank you for sharing this – I'll be saving this one!

  • I do love banana bread. I actually made a loaf tonight, I wish I had thought to put chocolate chips in it…oh well. this one looks delish!!

  • Uumm, Chocolate and banana is such a good combination, especially in bread or muffins. Great with coffee.

  • Firstly, that puppy is so cute!

    Secondly, I am drooling over the banana and chocolate combo. So good!

  • I love banana bread with chocolate chips! I made this last year and it was such a huge hit with my family! YUM!

  • A good banana bread recipe is always a favorite for me! I am a bit of a purist and dont usually like chocolate chips in mine, but yours looks delish!

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