Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Easy Banana Bread recipe with chocolate chips. | chatfieldcourt.comI’ve not been around a lot this week but I’ve still been busy with the kitchen reno. To be more specific I’ve been busy in the basement doing this…

Easy Banana Bread recipe with chocolate chips. chatfieldcourt.comSanding, priming and painting the cabinet doors. If you’ve ever painted cabinets before then you know that it’s not a difficult job but it does take time for drying between coats. The good news is that the doors are accepting the paint much better than I thought they would (I was nervous about the coating on the surface of the cabinets).

In between coats, I found some time to do a little baking. This banana bread recipe is a favorite of my family (I think it’s the chocolate chips) and it’s so easy to make that I thought I would share. Enjoy!

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature (plus more for greasing loaf pan)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar (you can add 1/4 more or 1/4 cup less according to your taste)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° (175° C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mash bananas with a fork (I use my clean hands) until smooth. Add softened butter to mashed bananas and mix well.
  3. Add the baking soda and salt to the banana mixture.
  4. Next add the sugar, egg and vanilla.
  5. Add in the flour and mix well. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter in your greased loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes at 350°, 175° C, until toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Cool on baking rack for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from loaf pan and cool completely.
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This banana bread is seriously so easy to make, involves no heavy machinery and is so delicious. The perfect snack to have with my nighttime cup of tea.

Easy Banana Bread recipe with chocolate chips. chatfieldcourt.com

We’ll probably be in the kitchen working on the ceiling (which I’ll talk about next week) and painting cabinets. What are you up to this weekend?

Have you checked out my recipe for pickled eggs? A must try…really.

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  1. Friday,March 6, 2015 / 8:25 am

    Hi Khristi, it looks like you are moving right along on the kitchen. Baking in the middle of kitchen redo? Girl you amaze me. Debbie

    • Kristi
      Saturday,March 7, 2015 / 12:18 am

      When a banana bread craving hits Debbie, nothing will stop me from baking it. 😉 I’m just glad that I still have a working oven to use.

      Thanks for visiting today! Happy weekend.
      K.

  2. Sunday,March 8, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    Wow, busy lady! But look, still time for baking with all that painting your doing! your a superwoman dear! I love banana bread but never tried it with chocolate chips?!!! I should! Thanks for sharing!

    • Kristi
      Monday,March 9, 2015 / 2:10 am

      When you crave banana bread you just gotta make it. LOL My family won’t eat it unless there’s chip in it, it’s the first question I get when they know I made it (and it must be the mini chips). 😉

      Thanks so much for stopping in Vel.
      K.

  3. Wednesday,March 11, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    I love banana bread but have never tried it before with chocolate chips. This is a recipe that peaks my interest! I think I will give it a try. I like that it’s easy too. I’m always looking for something to do with my over ripe bananas. Thanks for linking up to Share Your Style tonight too!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 12, 2015 / 2:43 am

      My family won’t eat my banana bread unless it has chips in it, mini chips to be exact. 😉 It’s a great and easy recipe to make with over ripe bananas.
      Thanks to you and all your co-hosts for having such a great party!
      K.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 17, 2015 / 12:55 am

      You’re right Mila. Nothing beats a banana bread/chocolate chip combo.

      Thanks for the invite to your new linky. I will be sure to visit.

      K.

  4. Wednesday,March 18, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    That looks really good. I have a similar muffin recipe, but not a bread one. It looks really good. I’m here from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 19, 2015 / 1:35 am

      Hi Brenda. Thanks so much for visiting from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

      The banana bread recipe is so easy to do and it always comes out great. I hope you get to try it. Muffins sound delish too. 😉

      K.

  5. Thursday,March 19, 2015 / 9:32 am

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I featured you on facebook and google plus ♥

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 19, 2015 / 12:35 pm

      Thanks so much Katherine! Always love your party.

      K.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 19, 2015 / 12:36 pm

      Awww, thanks! 🙂

  6. plutrell
    Thursday,March 19, 2015 / 10:53 am

    Yum…sounds so good and something I would want to use. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 19, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you Pam! I appreciate you all hosting your Blog Hop every Thursday.

      K.

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