The Best Moist Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf Recipe…Ever!


kandktestkitchenToday we celebrate National Banana Bread Day! There are as many banana bread recipes as there are plantations in the Americas. However, this is mine with the addition of nibs of chocolate which add a rich, chocolaty depth. This lovely loaf is moist and luscious with a hint of spice to compliment the banana flavor. You should smell the aroma while it’s baking too! Well, you will if you read on and tackle this simple recipe in your kitchen. Bake on! Remember in baking: the browner the banana, the sweeter the sweet 🙂

bowl-of-bananasIngredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1⁄4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 pinch salt

pinch of nutmeg

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup chocolate chips

2 cups bananas, 2-3 bananas, ripe, mashed

1⁄2 cup butter, melted

1⁄4 cup milk or buttermilk

2 eggs

sallysbakingaddictionDirections:

Preheat oven to 350*

In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; add chocolate chips.

In separate bowl, whisk together bananas, butter, milk and eggs; pour over flour mixture and stir just until blended. Spread in greased 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan.

Bake in center of oven at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on baking rack for 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely before slicing.

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