Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I always buy too many bananas.  I eventually forget that I even have them and they just sit on the counter screaming "Please use me!"

Days later my girl's finally see them and start screaming for bananas.  I pull them out of the bag the grocer packaged them up in and TADA!...they have black polka dots, are extremely squishy, and I have to somehow think of a way to destract the kids with some other type of snack.

This bribing doesn't work for them.  They don't forget anything and they aren't going to just let me get away with this. I tell the husband to occupy them for a little bit and I make something they will agree with.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread!!!
Ding! Ding! Ding!
We have a winner ladies and gentlemen!!

The bread wasn't even out of the oven yet before everyone started shouting and jumping up and down in anticipation.  I had to fight my husband off quite a few times just so I could take a picture!  My own piece of bread?....HAHAHA yea right! Mom's don't get anything "food related" to their own.  Especially when it is filled with bananas and warm melted chocolate chips!

They keep calling it cake.  Which I can't totally disagree with.  It was pretty delicious and super moist!  They have had 3 pieces this morning and are currently jumping up on the table telling me.... "Mommy! More cake!!"

I don't know what excuse I am going to use when it's all gone! HELP! 

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

By: Crystal Barrett

Makes 1 bread loaf                                     (Click Here to Print)                               


3 old very ripe bananas
1 tsp lemon juice

2 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

8 tbsp softened butter
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1 c chocolate chips

1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c sour cream


Preheat oven to 325 F
Grease and flour bread pan.

In a medium bowl mash he bananas until they are creamy.  Stir in lemon juice and set to the side.

In a seperate medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

In a large bowl cream the butter with the eggs, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
Fold in bananas.
Add vanilla and sour cream.
Mix well.
Fold in chocolate chips.

Add dry ingredients and fold very gently.

Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until you can stick a toothpick in the center an it comes out clean.


  1. Yum! You can't go wrong with banana chocolate chip bread! This looks amazing!

  2. There is nothing like a great banana bread! It's one of the most requested recipes I bake here for my munchkins. Yours looks perfect!!

  3. If there's anything better than warm banana bread, it's warm banana bread with chocolate chips! Delicious!

  4. This looks sooo good! I love chocolate and banana!

  5. Nothing tastes better than bananas and chocolate!

  6. I LOVE chocolate chip banana bread! Gimme! Gimme!

  7. Banana and chocolate is the best!

  8. This bread looks incredibly moist and flavorful. I love the combo of bananas and chocolate!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen