Moist, fluffy, subtly sweet..this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread has many fans! This banana+chocolate combination is sinfully delicious..try this recipe to taste a piece of heaven!
If you’re ever lost on my blog or are totally confused about what to start with then I have something for you today! “The Best- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”. This sinfully delicious banana bread is the best I’ve ever had..and you will too.
Banana breads are man’s finest creation, not mobiles not cars not anything else but banana breads (and pizzas :p). Not because they’re easy as hell not even because you barely need anything to make it but because its are a perfect example of how you can use rotting, useless bananas and transform them into this marvelous piece of cake (or bread, whatever you like to call it). Despite their name, Banana breads actually don’t taste like breads at all. They’re more like sweet, moist cakes that are amazingly fluffy. Why they’re called breads is beyond my understanding, probably because they’re ideally made in a loaf tin giving it that “bread” look.. but who cares what they’re called as long as you can get a piece with some hot coffee. 🙂
I made this banana bread for my sister to take home with her (she’s married) along with my Braided Nutella Bread (which you must try) and it got rave reviews. Its safe to say that my experiment was a huge success and my banana bread has some crazy fans now! The best part about a banana bread is that its not restrictive like some recipes, you don’t have to look at the calendar to see if that fruit is available this time of the year. You can have your banana bread in winters, summers, during an apocalypse, basically whenever you like. Its also a great opportunity to use up rotting bananas instead of throwing them away because you also don’t need fresh bananas for it. Blacker the better. Overripe bananas are actually the secret to a moist banana bread, I went looking for bananas that had black spots on them, the banana vendor actually thought I was crazy when I asked him for black bananas, I could read the expression on his face.. It had “whaaaatttt?!” written all over it. I’d suggest you to wait patiently for a few days until your bananas are all over ripe and mushy rather than going looking for black bananas. :p
The recipe is really easy and like I said if you’re ever confused about what to make from my blog then start with this. I’ve used fairly basic ingredients in it.. you’ll need flour, sugar, butter, eggs and mashed bananas to make this and an hour from prepping to baking. You can make this even if you’re a beginner so let’s get started and make the The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, shall we?
RECIPE: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Flour, 2 cups
- Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
- Salt, 1 teaspoon
- Softened Butter, 1/3 cup
- White Granulated Sugar, 1/2 cup
- Eggs, 2 (at room temp.)
- Overripe Bananas, 3, mashed into a paste
- Buttermilk, 2 tablespoons (you can substitute it with yogurt)
- Vanilla essence, 1 teaspoon
- Chocolate Chips, 3/4 cup (plus extra to sprinkle on top)
In a bowl, sift flour, salt and baking powder and keep aside.
In a separate bowl whisk together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the eggs and whisk gently for a minute. Please make sure the eggs are at room temperature. Cold eggs won’t mix properly. Add in the mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla essence.
Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients little by little until everything is properly mixed and a thick batter is formed. Do not over mix the batter or your bread will turn tough and rubbery. Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes.
Transfer to greased loaf tin (9×5 inches) and bake for 45-50 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius or until a skewer comes out clean. I normally take out the banana bread and cover it loosely with foil paper after 20 minutes and then continue baking to avoid heavy browning on top. For best results keep checking your bread every 5 minutes by inserting a skewer after 40 minutes. Stop baking once the skewer comes out clean with a little chocolate and crumbs.
Transfer bread and cut into pieces once it has cooled down a bit. Serve for breakfast or with evening tea! I gobble it up as a late night snack too.. its perfect everytime.
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