Farm to Table

Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I love to bake a yummy, indulgent breakfast on Saturday mornings. During the week Matt is busy with work and can’t always join us for breakfast and typically Sunday mornings are a bit hurried before church-so Saturday is the best time to have a proper family breakfast. Some of our favorites are cinnamon rolls, cowboy coffee cake, pancakes, egg casserole and of course this banana bread. It is delicious! Our family likes moist, soft and chewy textured breads and cookies-if you are the same! This bread is for you!

Weston and Reagan love to pull up chairs or sit on the counter to help me out. This morning Weston was all about helping and driving his truck in the flour, typical country boy!

We like to use Mexican vanilla in our cooking, Matt’s grandparents pick it up for us when they head down South-it adds a one of a kind flavor!

The bread itself is very easy to make and I have not had any issues with the loaf turning out perfect every time. The kids and I like to have the bread warm… with butter, honey or a swirl of syrup. My husband like it plain!

Tips for ripe bananas:

-Store ripe bananas in freezer until ready to use, take out night before

-You can quickly ripen bananas by putting them in the oven at 240 for 15-20 minutes

Banana bread is great for making ahead and freezing the loaf, home delivery to friends or family and it lasts for 3-4 days (you can eat it for several breakfasts) Let me know when you make a loaf for yourself, I would love to hear how it turns out! I hope your kids love it as much as mine!

Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ultimate breakfast special. So easy. Moist. Easy. Just the right amount of chocolate!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, banana, bananabread, bread, breakfast, breakfastidea, butter, chocolatechip, country, delicious, easycooking, helpingkids, kidactivity, loaf, moist, mom, momcooking, soft, sweettooth, tasty, toddlerbaking, yummy
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 3-4 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract we use Mexican vanilla!
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Stir/sift flour, baking soda, powder and salt together in mixing bowl
  • Mix sugar and butter together until well combined
  • Mix in egg and vanilla
  • Mix in bananas-do not over mix!
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Bake for 40-45 minute, until toothpick comes out clean
  • Enjoy! We like to top ours with butter or a swirl of syrup...yum!

Notes

The chocolate chips are optional. Nuts would be great too! 
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